News Release: LIFE Natura2000Value Crete participated in the 1st Pancretan Banana Festival which took place at Arvi, Municipality of Viannos

Event date

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 20:00

The three-day Banana Festival tool place in Arvi, Municipality of Viannos on 11-13 of August 2017. Co-organisers were the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Viannos, the Association of banana producers of Crete and the Agricultural Association of vegetable producers of Arvi.

It constitutes the first Pancretan Banana Festival with the aim of establishing this event as a constitution in the area where banana trees are cultivated in a great extent. Through the Festival an effort was made to promote a high-quality product, inform people on the cultivation methods and at the same time, participate in cultural events, photo exhibition, guided tour through banana tree crops, musical events, while during the festivities, visitors were treated various banana delicacies.

The project LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete participated in the Festival with an information kiosk and a presentation dedicated to the ecosystem services coming from wildlife on Friday the 11th of August 2017.

The programme of the festival was the following:

Friday 11 August

  • Beginning of the 1st Pancretan Banana Festival of Arvi
  • Speech entitled: “Individual and Group Protection in the Application of Pesticides”
  • Speech entitled: “Biological cultivation of Cretan banana”
  • Speech entitled: “Ecosystem services provided by wildlife”
  • Photo exhibition

Saturday 12 August

  • Theatrical show from the Cultural Association of Venerato
  • Traditional music feasting
  • Guided tour through banana tree crops

Sunday 13 August

  • Traditional music feasting
  • End of the 1st Pancretan Banana Festival of Arvi
PDF icon Presentation of Mr Georgiakakis7.33 MB