“Greece 2021” Committee delegation visits Crete

“Greece 2021” Committee delegation visits Crete

A "Greece 2021" Committee delegation led by its President Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki visited Sfakia, on Sunday, June 6, in the context of a two-day tour of Crete.

The Committee delegation attended the commemorative events at Panagia Thymiani for the 200 years since the declaration of the Revolution in Crete. Present at the event were also, government representative Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and MP for Crete, Ioannis Kefalogiannis, Regional Governor of Crete Stavros Arnaoutakis, Mayor of Sfakia, Manousos Chiotakis, and Mayors from others parts of Crete.

In the context of the visit to Crete, the "Greece 2021" Committee President was declared an honorary citizen of Sfakia.

Sfakia 3 R6S 5970

During the second day of the "Greece 2021" Committee delegation tour in Crete, the first stop was at the Technical University of Crete in Chania and the Laboratory of Transformable Intelligent Environments at the School of Architecture.

The Laboratory is responsible for implementing the Committee's central and nationwide project entitled "Freedom Wish," which will occur on the weekend of June 12 and 13. It is the simultaneous projection of a visual narrative of the Revolution through works of art dating to the Revolution. The material will play on iconic buildings in 18 Greek cities.

The Committee delegation also visited the 11th Elementary School of Chania and the 1st High School of Chania, where they had the opportunity to discuss with students of all ages about the significance of the anniversary and the exciting projects they are carrying out for the 200 years, and which are under the auspices of the Committee.

Accompanied by the Mayor of Chania, Panagiotis Simandirakis, and the President of the Friends of Mikis Theodorakis Association, Giorgos Agorastakis, the Committee delegation also toured the family home of Mikis and Giannis Theodorakis in Galatas Kydonias. This house nurtured the experiences and the creativity of one of the greatest and most influential Greek artists in the course of the 200 years of modern Greece.