The predominant sentiment marking the 20th edition of the Naxos Festival is that of a lightning, a flashing flare, the feeling prompted by the dizzying flow of time when time is used creatively, influentially and fruitfully.
Round-number anniversaries offer an opportunity for review and appraisal, deconstruction and regeneration. A fertile passage to the new normalcy. 2020 is one such moment for the Naxos Festival.
Stelios Krasanakis – Mario Vazaios
June 2020



4 July-23 September 2020


A drop of time
Art Exhibition
Bazeos Tower, Naxos
July 4 – September 23 - 2020
Open Daily except Mondays: 10.00–17.00
Artists who had offered their energy, inspiration and talent to the visual arts exhibitions staged at the Bazaios Tower in recent years, had been summoned to this year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Naxos Festival to create new works in an atmosphere of familiarity, friendship and festiveness. Regrettably, the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the participation of artists from abroad, but did not keep local artists from expanding their creativity in an attempt to fill in for the former’s absence.
Costis Antoniadis is presenting a brand new thematic titled: “If Images Had But One Life to Live.” Eight video portraits on HD screens appear to be suffering, hurting, tearing up, dreaming or bleeding, pointing to a temporally undefined experience, yet clearly tracing its origins in the history of art, and more precisely in miraculous icons.
Ingbert Brunk, a permanent resident of Naxos for 35 years now, has been working exclusively with marble. On the occasion of the Festival’s 20th anniversary, he completed a series of works titled “Transparent Time.” In an era when the movement of people is assigned new meanings and the Aegean Sea is turned into a sea of loss and revocation, Brunk is contemplating on the need for humans to create a new history and move beyond their existential conditions.
This year’s works coexist with works of previous years (Hiroshi Egami, Anais Lelievre, Collin Mura-Smith, Laurent Reynes, Sandor Zelenak, Saulius Valius) as these have been dynamically integrated on site. This multicultural synergy essentially leads to a diverse, pluralistic outcome, a precious distillate of art, gradually imbuing, drop by drop, year after year, the animate and inanimate, inscribing memory.
Curator:  Marios Vazaios
Bazeos Tower: Situated on the 12th Km of the main road linking the capital city of Naxos (Chora), with the seacoast of Agiassos.
Tel. +30 22850 31402



Wednesday 29/7


Aegean Jazz | 21.30
A particularly atmospheric concert based on Aegean musical characteristics and cadences, within the context of contemporary jazz trends.
Stahthis Anninos piano, keyboards – Andreas Polyzogopoulos trumpet, saxhorn – Vassilis Rakopoulos classic guitar, vocals.
Tickets: 15€



Sunday 2/8


Woodwinds from ERT National Symphony Orchestra
Free Admission



Wednesday 5/8


21.00 Temple of Dionysus in Yria |
August full moon concert
David Lynch tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, alto and piccolo flutes, Irish whistle, keyboards, Styrofoam, narrative - Stavros Lantsias Clavinova piano, keyboards, drums, percussion
Vagelis Stefanopoulos electric guitar, Clavinova piano, keyboards, loops and soundscapes.
Free Admission



Wednesday 12/8


An evening dedicated to Katerina Aggelaki Rook
Lecturer Thanassis Niarchos | Readers: Peggy Stathakopoulou & Manos Karatzogiannis.
Free Admission



Thursday 13/8


| 21.30
“The thought”
A play based on a novel by Leonid Andreyev | Translation:  Katerina Aggelaki Rook | Directed by Stelios Krasanakis | Acting: Manos Karatzogiannis |Costumes: Ioanna Tsami |Music: Telemachos Moussas.
Tickets: 12€



Wednesday 19/8


| 20.00
“Fearless pirates” The OUPS group! Interactive muppet show for children of all ages. Puppeteers-narration: Aggeliki Gounaridi Alexandros Monokandylos.
Tickets: 10€





CINE-czech-FIL |20.30
Projection of renowned movies and animation loved by people of all ages in co-operation with the Cultural Centre of Czechia.
Free Admission





Closely watched trains (1966, 92’). Directing: Jiří Menzel.


The princess with the golden star (1959, 78’). Directing: Martin Fryč.


Elementary school (1991, 97’). Directing: Jan Svěrák


The Hastrman (2018, 100’). Directing: Ondřej Havelka.

|28 & 29/8


Velvet Bus
An “on the road” DIY festival, with music, visual arts, cinema and various educational activities.
Free Admission




Organizer: "AEON" Non-Profit Cultural Organization
72 Pratinou street | 116 34 Athens GR | T. +30210 7258741
Artistic Director: Stelios Krasanakis
Production Manager: Mario Vazaios
Technical Support: Michalis Mathiasos
Ticket availability for Naxos Festival
Bazeos Tower, 12th km Chora Naxos-Agiassos road. Tel. 22850 31402
Bazeos Tower: 17th-century monument, in the mainland of Naxos.
12th km of Chora Naxos-Agiassos road | Tel. +30 22850 31402
Yria archaeological site: Livadi Naxou | Tel. +30 22850 42325
Considering everyone's health and well-being, we strongly recommend that spectators keep safe distances and they wear protective face masks when arriving at and departing from all venues where Naxos Festival events are being held.