MEGAROΝ GYZI MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Cultural Centre MEGAROΝ GYZI, since its establishment and particularly during the tourist season, organizes cultural events, such as painting exhibitions, concerts, music recitals, theatrical performances, photographic exhibitions, book presentations, which attract the interest of the local residents and the numerous tourists of the island.
From 2007 and onwards the Cultural Centre Megaron Gyzi has been organizing annually during August (1-23/8) the Megaron Gyzi Festival, a festival of various cultural events including music concerts, art & painting exhibitions, theatrical performances etc. All visitors, foreign and Greek, enjoy these events at no charge, since there is a free general admission policy.
The Megaron Gyzi Festival, this August feast of culture, has been established as an institution in the cultural events of the summertime in Santorini, upgrading the cultural life of the island and attracting the special interest of the local community and the visitors of the island.
In Europe the arts are just a festival away!
The European Festivals Association (EFA) has been uniting distinguished music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary arts festivals from Europe and beyond for more than 60 years. Thanks to EFA’s history and the continuous support of its members, EFA was chosen to implement the pilot project EFFE by the European Commission.
EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, is Europe’s Label for remarkable festivals initiated by the European Festivals Association. It is an international festival community connecting festivals that are deeply committed to the arts, their communities and Europe.
Following an open call to apply for the EFFE Label 2017-2018, hundreds of festivals submitted applications to demonstrate their excellence concerning artistic commitment, community involvement and international/European engagement.
Gyzi Megaron Festival has been selected to receive the EFFE Label 2017-2018. Since 2015, It is part of the EFFE Platform, initiated by the European Festivals Association, which consists of festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact on the local, national and international level. The quality Label recipients represent 31 European countries and offer a wide range of genres and activities to their audiences.