Top Choice Live Music in Hania

Fagotto Jazz Bar

Established in 1978, this Hania institution in a Venetian building offers smooth jazz, soft rock and blues (sometimes live) in a setting brimming with jazz paraphernalia, including a saxophone beer tap. Great cockta…
Theatre in Rethymno

Erofili Theatre

In the Fortezza, this modern amphitheatre surrounded by pine trees kicks into action every summer during Rethymno's Renaissance Festival. The name Erofili, by the way, references a famous tragedy written in Rethymno…
Theater in Rethymno

Kaloumba Puppet Theatre

While performances are often in Greek, kids (and kids at heart) will be mesmerised by the puppets that take the stage in this tiny, relaxed theatre. Shows are usually Sunday at 11am but stop by to confirm. The neigh…
Club in Sougia


On the eastern side of the beach, this summer-only, open-air club is an age-old favourite. Kicks off after midnight and can get surprisingly lively for such a small town.
Club in Sougia


Fortuna, on the left before the entrance to the town, is a great open-air place for a late-night drink. Things really get going after midnight.
Cinema in Paleohora

Open-Air Cinema

Three nights a week in summer, films (usually in English and subtitled in Greek) are screened at Paleohora’s outdoor cinema.
Live Music in Iraklio

Rolling Stone

If you’re into rock and roll, this funky place scores high on the groove-meter.
Cinema in Rethymno

Asteria Cinema

This small open-air cinema near the fortress shows mostly new-release movies.
Theatre in Iraklio

Nikos Kazantzakis Open-Air Theatre

In summer, the Nikos Kazantzakis Open-Air Theatre also screens movies. It’s behind the Jesus Bastion. Follow Evans south for about 700m, turn right on Papandreou and right on Georgiadou. The theatre will be on your …
Cinema in Iraklio


Located in the Talos Plaza mall on the waterfront west of the centre, Odeon is good for non-dubbed Hollywood blockbusters.