Monday, July 13, 2009

Global Greek Events - July 17 to 24 -The 41st Pan Cretan Convention Cruise - A Cruise with a difference !!

Magnificent Cretan Sunsets

The Cretans of America are currently holding their 41st National Convention on the Aegean Perla Cruise Ship sailing around Kriti (Crete). It started on Friday July 17th and ends on July 24th, 2009.

These 7 days of pure Cretan entertainment floating on a beautiful cruise ship have ensured that the 41st Convention will not be an ordinary affair, but an extraordinary one!

Features of the 41st Convention are the Cultural and Educational components, the authentic Entertainment venues, the ability to link each member and his/her family to the traditional Cretan Values and Heritage.

Pemonia Village, Apokorona

Unique moments to treasure during the Convention:

A magical evening at Heraklion, during which the PAA will honor with its highest Venizelion Award the President of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Mr Karolos Papoulias,

A brief stop at Agios Nikolaos and trips to Lasithi,

An enchanting trip to Alexandria, Egypt, during which participants will enjoy two Cretan Concerts under the summer moon and stars, and be welcomed by the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Theodore II,

A fascinating evening at the old Limani of Chania where the Prefecture of Chania will welcome them with a most original Cultural and Historical Theatrical production and Reception at Firka,

The last evening at Rethymno, where the PAA in conjunction with the Prefecture and City of Rethymno will organize the most spectacular Cultural event on the Fortezza dedicated to the Cretan Woman and her contributions to development of the very fabric of the Cretan/Hellenic Society.

Intertwined with these major events, there will be plenty of opportunities for excursions and side trips, tours and simple relaxation, and of course the Pancretan Business. All in all, by the 7th day, all participants will no doubt become “reborn” Cretans, “re-baptized” in the refreshing waters of the Cretan and Libyan Seas, and “re-charged” with the Culture and Heritage of our magic Island, and with enough “Cretan Energy” to last a lifetime!

Kalo Synedrio to all our Cretan friends! It will be the experience of a lifetime!

For more information and the programme for the Convention Click here

The PANCRETAN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (PAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Crete and the empowerment of its members to become effective and responsible citizens.

Through its diverse programs, PAA reaches out to Cretans of all ages in the United States and Canada making a positive difference in the lives of individual members, supporting the chapters of which they are a part and educating the public about the history and culture of Crete.

To read more about the Pan Cretan Association of America Click here

To read more about the Cretan Association of Australia and New Zealand Click here

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