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The footsteps of "Erotokritos"
Vitsentzos Kornaros: The Skakespeare of the Cretan Renaissance.
Language, Culture, Music, Dances, People.

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The footsteps of Erotokritos

The footsteps of "Erotokritos"
Vitsentzos Kornaros: The Skakespeare of the Cretan Renaissance.
Language, Culture, Music, Dances, People.

Keywords: Erasmus,Erotokritos,Crete,Heraklion,IAKE,KA1,KA2

Location: Island of Crete - Greece THE FOOTSTEPS OF
Host Organization: IAKE ( THE “EROTOKRITOS”

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Language: EN Join Our KA1 Courses in Heraklion, Crete

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE Course fee for the course: 350 Euros (5 day training)
All our training can be funded
IAKE by Key Action 1 of Erasmus+
Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences
Evans 83-85 (Office A11) 71201 Heraklion , Crete, Greece
ΤEL. & FAX. +30 2815 200045 Evans 83-85 (Office A11) 71201 Heraklion , Crete, Greece
EMAIL: [email protected] ΤEL. & FAX. +30 2815 200045
EMAIL: [email protected]


The Opportunity

Of a quality and highly rewarding mobility, fully funded by Erasmus+ KA1,
for all staff members of schools, Adult Education Centres, VET or even an

Topics History; social science; geography; arts; cultural studies; creativity;

pedagogy and didactics; outside of school activities; literature;

communication skilly environment ; intercultural education

Target audience This training is a very specific and innovative
proposal to all international guests, combining:
Regional and local authorities; school management staff; teachers: pre-primary and primary level;
teachers: secondary level; trainers, headmasters, educational counsellors, project coordinators, • Studying and exploration of the romance of Erotokritos
mobility coordinators, adult education staff, higher education staff, non-governmental organization and Aretousa, the epic of the Cretan literary Renaissance.
staff, public servants, policy makers, company staff; recent graduates students • Developing the idea of the Single European Area through
the experiential approach of the poem of Erotokritos and other similar
Price 350 Euro works of European literature.
• Acquaintance with the Cretan linguistic idiom through popular and artistic poetry
Included in price Course and music.
• Acquaintance with the artistic creation of the period of the Cretan Renaissance.
Number of participants 25 • Using different web tools (e.g. storyjumper) for creating stories or videos
related to literature.
Certification on completion Yes • Understanding Cretan habits and culture through interaction with the local population.
• Involvement in cooking, agricultural production and
Sessions Register before folk art, the living tradition of Crete.
Register before • Acquaintance - discovery of the natural environment and the traditional
13.7.2020 - 17.7.2020 settlements of Crete through walks in the countryside and its villages.
9.11.2020 - 13.11.2020 Register before • Participation in constructions with various materials (clay, paper, canvas, etc.).
Register before
15.2.2021-19.2.2021 Register before
11.10.2021-15.10.21 Register before
Register before

Concrete Objectives
• To boost the quality of environmental knowledge
and learning strategies


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LANGUAGE, CULTURE,et wisim quat. Unt adiat. Ipsuscip


A 5 day program...

...about the culture of Crete is being developed in the beautiful

city of Heraklion, but also in other towns and villages of the most
beautiful island of Southern Greece.
During this time, you will have the opportunity to know, study
and explore the richness of this culture, especially the linguistic idiom that gave
birth to one of the greatest masterpieces of Cretan and Greek literature.
The aim of the program is to create and develop
strong links between European citizens
from different countries through
acquaintance with important works of European literature.
At the same time, trainees of all nationalities, adult learners,
students, tourism professionals, teachers, etc.
will improve their mental, psycho-emotional
and social skills through group and cooperative activities.
IHSS’s commitment to academic knowledge
and high quality education will overcome
all your expectations.

Vikelaia is a historical library and Historical Museum of Crete Sousta is a special dance. Essential-

is located and operates in a renovated operates in a neoclassical building ly, describes an erotic story between
building in Lion’s Square in the centre on the coastal avenue of Heraklion, the dancing couple. The man in vari-
of Heraklion. Its main purpose is to where the precious historical heir- ous ways, with hugs, turns and small
provide important collections useful looms of Crete from the first Byzan- leaps, invites and approaches erotic
to its users as well as services and tine years (330 AD) to the World War the woman, who initially resists the
information sources to serve their II (1940) are displayed in an excep- invitation. But then she slowly accepts
information needs and to promote tional and enlightening way. the invitation, until the union ends.
education and information.

The schedule contains: From lyrics to music:
Love stories are travelling through the centuries by music.
The poet and the story of Erotokritos: the program begins with a presentation of the plot, The trainees meet folk musicians and the inhabitants in villag-
the characters, the features and the language of the poem as well as the biography and es singing Erotokritos and mantinadas. A visit to a workshop
the writings of Kornaros. Furthermore, the trainees discover the influences, the references of traditional musical instruments as well as the local musi-
and the similarities of the poetry of the Venetian period of Crete with other works of Euro- cians, singers and dancers will offer a short time seminar on
pean literature. Cretan music and dances. The trainees will have the opportu-
nity to perform music and dances from their own countries.
Exploring Crete of Vitsentzos Kornaros:
the trainees visit the Vikelaia Library and the Historical Museum of Crete aiming to acquire From the dinner to the serenade and then to the feast:
a composite view of Cretan history and art from the early Christian centuries to the 20th Visiting a traditional village the trainees make bread in
century. Studying the library’s and the museum’s collections they contact with the Art of practice in a local bakery and prepare a genuine Cretan menu.
the Cretan Renaissance and get a taste of the Erotokritos poet’s life. The trainees are discussing about similarities and differences
Trainees recognize and discuss the effects of European artistic creation on Crete during with their own country’s cuisine.
Raki and wine transforms every man into Erotokritos and
the Venetian period. every woman in Aretousa. The trainees sing and dance in the
footsteps of romance and they have the opportunity to per-
From Candia castle to Kazarma: form music and dances from their own countries.
the romance is experienced by the
trainees through a tour around Ve-
netian monuments of Heraklion
and Sitia (Venetian Walls of Can-
dia, Martinego Fortress, Koules,
Kornaros Tower, Kazarma, Etia).
Trainees read and recite selected
lyrics of the poem and they com-
pare their content with Shake-
speare’s “Romeo and Juliet” or
other stories or romances they
have heard in their own countries.

IAKE Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences

Evans 83-85 (Office A11) 71201 Heraklion , Crete, Greece ΤEL. & FAX. +30 2815 200045
EMAIL: [email protected]

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