The NAXOS FESTIVAL at Bazeos Tower brings together international artists and modern artistic currents and becomes a focal point for multicultural events and special productions.  This regenerative cultural atmosphere enhances the island’s position as the perfect vacation destination.


Phantasma Art Experience


Art Exhibition |3/6 - 28/9/2017
Bazeos Tower
Daily 10:00-17:00

Phantoms may disappear with the light of day but that is not the case with the phantasmagoric world of art created by five artists of different origins, in the evocative interiors of the Bazeos Tower, built in the 17th century, and in the surrounding countryside of inland Naxos.
The artists: Irini Gonou (GR), Miyuki Kido (JP), Yorgos Papafigos (GR), Collin Mura-smith (USA), Manuela Zervudachi (FR), travel around the island and are hosted for a time in the Bazeos Tower, where they work on and render, each by their own personal means (painting, sculpture, video, installations) the concept of ghost, illusion, the unfamiliar, the imaginary, giving form through their works to a universe that shifts away from realism and ordinary reality, towards allegory and symbolism.
The experience of living in the old tower, socializing with the locals, contact with the island's natural environment and the physical elements available, the light and wind, are some of the components that are molded with the artist's talent and transformed on site into a work, an in situ installation. The tower and its artworks, the 9th century ruins of the Byzantine monastery of Kaloritsa on the adjacent hillside, the trails leading through fields, discretely signalled by the artist's interventions, become passages for getting away from the here and now, projection screens of thoughts and feelings.
The exhibition is accompanied and complemented by a theatrical performance and nights of readings.
Curator: Mario Vazaios
Organiser: AEON Non Profit Cultural Organization
Bazeos Tower, 17th century’s monument.
12th km of Chora-Agiassos road
Tel.: +30 22850 31402
Communication: Katerina Zourari
Τ.+30 6932427577

The participants


Tuesday 18/7 | 21:30


Panos Mouzourakis-Manolis Famellos-Stathis Drogosis in concert
Three very well-known and popular musicians and singers participate in an acoustic concert. Paulos Kaltroumidis on Keyboards.



Sunday 23/7 | 21:00

An evening of live narration and reading of excerpts from ghost stories by those who wish to share them with the public.

Tuesday 25/7 | 21:00


Puppet show for the Festival’s younger friends
Puppeteers-narration: Kleio Kioulpali, Dimitra Konstantinidou, Kostantinos Mizaras



Thursday 27/7 | 21:30


Richard Smith – Tico Pierhagen – Βασίλης Ρακόπουλος
Two to Tango Fusion
Two to Tango is a duo featuring two of the world’s most foremost contemporary jazz and tango musicians, Richard Smith (USA) and Tico Pierhagen (Colombia and The Netherlands). Together they released the hit album “Tangos” and toured the world with their exciting Tango Fusion sound, from Europe and the USA to Australia. Guest star Vassilis Rakopoulos on guitar.



Sunday 6/8 | 21.30


Nikos Portokaloglou and his band in concert
Popular Greek singer, Nikos Portokaloglou, makes a brand new “Restart” accompanied by a new band and new songs.  The band "Noble Bums” comprises five talented young musicians and vocalists.



Wednesday 9/8 | 21:30


Renowned Greek vocalist, Savina Giannatou, performs songs adapted for guitar and voice from the tradition of the Mediterranean countries, from the English and Spanish Renaissance, alongside famous Greek songs by Lena Platonos and Manos Hadjidakis, as well as pieces for solo guitar.  Accompanying her is the virtuoso guitarist Kostas Grigoreas.



Thursday 10/8 | Ώρα 20:00


“Rou” by Marialena Spyropoulou. Book presentation



Sunday 13/8 | 21:30


Civil Epics, by Phaidon Hatziantoniou
Human action and legislation in history. Four leading public figures: Alkiviadis (5th century BC) - Dimitrios Palaiologos (15th century) - Odysseas Androutsos (19th century) - Nikos Zachariades (20th century) whose common characteristic of special ingenuity, leads them to arrogance.
Director: Yannis Margaritis - Music and isntruments: Tasos Fotiou
Performing: Chrysanthi Douzi



Thursday 17/8 | 21:30


Fotini Velesiotou sings The Muses of Rebetiko
Together with Anatoli Margiola
Fotini Velesiotou continues on her course dedicated to classical folk and contemporary songs. This summer, in a special concert, she proposes a musical review of the women who inspired the composers of Rebetiko to write their most beautiful Greek folk songs. With her, the exceptional new singer, Anatoli Margiola.
Musicians: Giorgos Karamfililis: bouzouki, Nikos Papanastassiou: accordion, Vassilis Ketentzoglou: guitar, Dionysis Makris: double bass.



Sunday 20/8 | 21:30


Statuettes still, speechless, unsmiling
Lefteris Eleftheriou, known for his multifaceted talent, impresses us with his songs and imitations. Accompanied by the One-Man Orchestra, Alkiviadis Konstantopoulos, we are swept off into an explosive musical performance. A combination of prose within different musical genres and a downright playful mood!
With them, the unique Sleeping Band:
Sotiris Vlisidis: Keyboards
Odysseas Konstantopoulos: Keyboards, Piano, Accordion, Bass
Charis Konstantopoulos: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Stelios Paschalis: Drums



Wednesday 23/8| 20.30

Saturday 22 July

Summer Schools August Fr. 25th to Sun.27th


“We are such stuff as dreams are made on”
Working with dreams in drama therapy.
Coordinator: Stelios Krasanakis, psychiatrist-dramatherapist- theatre director
Τ: 22850 31402



15 – 21/9


Projections de films Français avec sous titres en Grec en collaboration l’Institut Français de Grèce| 20 :00 | Entrée libre
15/9/2017 BATAILLE DE SOLFÉRINO by Justine Triet
17/9/2017 MAUVAIS SANG by Leo Carax
18/9/2017 LE DERNIER DIAMANT by Eric Barbier
19/9/2017 LE HAVRE by Aki Kaurismäki
21/9/2017 WEEK-ENDS by Anne Villacèque



Organization: AEON Cultural Organisation
72, Pratinou str | 116 34 Athens | Greece
T. +30210 7258741 | E-mail:
Artistic Director: Stelios Krassanakis
Production Manager: Mario Vazaios
Bazeos Tower, 17th century monument, located inland on Naxos.
12th km of Chora Naxos -Agiassos road | Tel. +30 22850 31402 - –
Tickets for the Naxos Festival are available from:
Bazeos Tower: 12th kilometer Chora Naxos-Agiassos road. Tel. +30 22850 31402
Palio Vivliopoleio(Old Bookstore) Palia Agora (Old Market Chora Naxos. Tel. +30 22850 22512
Distillery of Vallindras: Chalki. Tel. +30 22850 31220
Café Asmari: Apeiranthos village. Tel. +30 22850 61256