• When: 20 Oct, 2014, Mon - 20 Oct, 2014, Mon
    Hours: All Day
  • Where: Elos Village, Chania, Crete
  • Category: Tradition

Crete has a lot to "show" all the year round.

Surely, Summer is still the most popular period, however there are a lot of people who want to experience the island, for example, during the Autumn, and of course there are a lot of things to do, see, and participate in.

During this time of the year, 20 October 2014, takes part Chestnut Festival at Elos Village.

Want to know more details? In this article we will provide some interesting information.

The Chestnut Festival is one of the island’s remarkable events during fall. It is celebrated every October or November, but for the exact date it is advisable to check with locals in order not to miss that.

Traditionally the Chestnut Festival takes place in the village of Elos, which is situated in a short distance from Kissamos on the West part of Crete.

The village of Elos is surrounded by chestnut trees, which form picturesque scenery and, of course, bring the harvest. To mark the coming autumn and proudly demonstrate the chestnut harvest, local population devote a special attention to the Chestnut Festival.

This small, but authentic happening, gives a chance to Elos to show off its chestnut produce and attract quite some curious visitors over the weekend, which is reserved for this extraordinary event.

Travelers can expect music, dancing, eating and drinking as essential parts of the celebration. And of course great traditional food. 

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