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I had the opportunity to visit Chalkida again after 15+years a beautiful city which i would urge you to visit if you ever come to Greece. I had only a few hours to spend so I just took a few photos in the area around the old bridge.

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A few words on the City “Chalkida sits on the long narrow island of Evia, one of the largest islands in Greece, but you don’t have to take a boat to get there. Instead there are two bridges. The magnificent new suspension bridge is highly impressive but the real magic, the ‘crazy waters’ of the gulf of Evia, is best seen from the old bridge beyond it. It may seem like a really small tide for those used to the Atlantic but its behavior is seen nowhere else on this planet.

Every six hours it changes direction, for reasons that science is still unable to fully explain. Hundreds of visitors come almost daily from Athens, though probably not only to see this bizarre natural phenomenon. More likely, they are drawn by the warm atmosphere, the cafes and bars, walks by the shore and the delicious seafood. Chalkida is a nearby escape for Athenians and it can be yours, too.”

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A classic Greek family run tavern/restaurant/coffee shop by the sea in the graphical port of Chiliadou. You can enjoy fresh fish, classic Greek dishes, beer, coffee or ice-cream. If you visit Chiliadou dont miss it.

 

 

 

At the 5th of August 2018, at Monastiraki Village near Nafpaktos, the Nafpaktos Mixed Choir presented in the Village square some of Mikis Theodorakis songs.The Choir was splendid and the crowd really enjoyed the event.

Short biography of the Nafpaktos Mixed Choir

The Nafpaktos Mixed Chorus was founded in 1987 and is a member of the Greek Choral Choir Association and the Greek Choir House. Today it has more than 60 active members and has a permanent cultural presence in our city as well as internationally.

It has participated in Choral Meetings and Festivals in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic etc.). He has twice visited America, (New York, Philadelphia and Chicago) where he gave great concerts scattering emotion and enthusiasm.

In April 2009 he gave concerts in Constantinople, in honor of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Bartholomew and the Hellenism of the City, where he traveled and was applauded. The repertoire of the Choir includes works such as Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Ecclesiastical, works of the 20th century, and works by modern Greek composers (Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Manou Loizou etc).

The most important completed plays performed by the Nafpaktos Mixed Chorus are: Vivaldi’s Gloria, “Messias” by Handl ‘Carmina Burana’ by Carl Orff.

It has also performed complete works by Mikis Theodorakis, such as the oratorio ‘Spiritual Mercy’ in Poetry Angel. Sikelianos, the cantata ‘Epiphany Averoff’ in poetry by G. Seferis, the oratorio ‘Axion Esti’ in poetry by Elytis, and ‘Zorbas’ Suite ballet music by M. Theodorakis. He has also performed songs by Mikis Theodorakis, “Little Cyclades”, “Depositors” and “Mauthausen”. With the accompaniment of Byzantine dance, he has performed in the ecclesiastical area the Orthodox Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom (Strumski).

It has taken part in the 16th Panhellenic Competition, Young Choir and Youth Orchestra. under the auspices of UNESCO and the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION where he was evaluated against the Jury and received the First Prize of Excellence.

Since 2001 and every second year, he co-organizes with our City Council the International Choir of Nafpaktos “MIKIS THEODORAKIS”.

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A choir institution that has been established on a Pan-Hellenic and has a competitive character. In December 2010 she took part in the “Concert of Love” at the Athens Concert Hall for people with disabilities “People with disabilities”, presenting a rich program.

The artistic direction of the Nafpaktos Mixed Chorus has been undertaken since May 1997 by the conductor of the Orchestra and Chorus conductor Todor Kabakchiev