Events 2021

…Art made of August…

Giortes Rokkas return in 2021, for their 9th consecutive year, at 30 Jyly through 22 August 2021, with a series of events that will fascinate you. This year, the lead role in Giortes Rokkas is on hte small, daily revolutions. The visitors, through their routes within the villages, are introduced with stories, real or inspired by real events, and they remember, they invent their personal transgressions, and they are inspired by the twists that others started, either long ago or today but in a parallel universe.  Through storues, songs and music, the visitors wander through the alleys and the yards, and they are encouraged to begin their own, deeply personal revolution, with history and fantasy being the fuel that will ignite their powerful beginning.

In their ninth year, Giortes Rokkas create Small Revolutionary Acts and welcome guests in a series of musical events that promise to fascinate and inspire them for their own, small but powerful transgressions.


30 July21:00 / Rokka village

15€ regular, 12€ disc. - early bird

Opening Ceremony

Our last year’s events closed with the Cretan Youth Symphonic Orchestra Concert, therefore this year it is the youth of Rokka and Kera that will open the celebrations, with a musical event that will spark this year’s events. Right after that, we will be carried away by Nikos Portokaloglou in a magical concert.

31July - 05 Aug10:00-13:00 / Kera village

Lantern Workshop

For 2021, Georgina Solo, who has worked internationally in the field of visual arts, will be leading lantern making workshops based on the theme of Revolution.

2-4 Aug, 9-13 Aug9:00-13:00 / Kera village

Stonemasons Workshop

For the fourth year, Aspsasia Papadoperaki’s Stonemasons workshop. with Giorgos Martsakis as the instructor, will attract international artists to the villages of Rokka and Kera. This year, students of previous years have led the young participants to create a small stone core.

06-08 Αυγ18:00-00:00 / Kera village

12€ κανονικό, 10€ μειωμένο

Kera A Stage

With the story of Antonousa in mind, the first revolutionist woman of the area, we will narrate the small revolutionary

16 Αυγ21:00 / Κερά

Ελεύθερη Είσοδος

Film Screening

  Chania Film Festival meets Giortes Rokkas and they co-organize the film screening of the awarded “Rocca changes the world”,

19 Aug18:30 / Kera village

Vocals workshop & Keynote “The Classical Cretan Lyra in Western European Music”

In this Vocals workshop the vocal mechanisms will be presented. The voice anatomy will be described, as well as the correlation and relationship between the body and the voice,and the ways the autonomous neural system affects stress management.

20 Aug20:00 / Kera village

Olive oil tasting Workshop

Best practices from Collection to the shelf or our table & Organoleptic evaluation of Virgin Olive Oils and tasting harmony of extra virgin olive oil and food. One open and one closed discussion about olive oil, practices, and ways to do, taste, and work with it better.

22 Aug21:00 / Arch. site of Rokka

Concert under the August Full Moon

The escalation of this year’s events happens with the chamber music concert, with Yorgos Kaloudis & Thesis Trio, on 22 August 2021.