If you thought that the charms of the Aegean Sea are the turquoise waters, the fabulous beaches, the picturesque islands and the rich history, think twice! Every summer some of the islands become destinations for music lovers from all over the world. Local festivals attract artists of high calibre that arrive to the Greek islands to perform, interact, teach, overcome borders and build bridges. Hence, as you plan your itinerary for your dreamy cruise aboard a chartered private yacht, why not include in your schedule a very special evening? Experiencing music in an ancient theatre or a medieval castle is truly unbelievable…
Here are some of the most acclaimed festivals to consider. Who knows? They may be the reason to discover an island that will capture your heart not only for its natural beauty but also for its strong cultural identity…
International Festival of the Aegean
Founded in 2005, the International Festival of the Aegean takes place every year in July on the island of Syros, an island of the Cyclades with long cultural heritage. The Festival events are hosted in various venues, including the Apollo theatre (also known as La Piccola Scala) in the capital town of Ermoupolis, one of the most beautiful theatres in Greece.
Tinos World Music Festival
The objective was to make Tinos island in the Cyclades a meeting point for significant musicians from the Balkans and the East Mediterranean. Therefore, the Cultural Foundation of Tinos established the Tinos World Music Festival in 2013. The Festival lasts three days and is organised during the long weekend of the Pentecost. Pay Tinos a visit; the island will pleasantly surprise you with its beauty and unique character.
Jazz in Paros
If you are a jazz fan, head to Paros island to attend a weeklong jazz festival that takes place every July. It started in 2011 and attracts an ever growing number of artists and amateurs that wish to enjoy music and a splendid vacation in beautiful Paros. The vision of the organisers is to put Paros on the global jazz map and offer to Paros lovers one more excuse to visit. You will be amazed how jazz suits the personality of this Cycladic island.