The local sports and Yacht Club organizes each year, sporting, social and cultural events with the name "Sidonia". This lasts six days and starts, the first week of the August. This year is the 13th time of this event.
The events named "Sidonia", took their name from the coastal zone of Psari Forada. This is a great local celebration, addressed to the entire municipality and the contribution of athletes from every point of Crete and Greece are increasing each year.
Sporting events are possessed by the spirit of mass sporting and aim to nurture and develop sportsmanship of the competitors, while cultural events will complement the above cultural spirit.
During the six days athletic events take place such as running 1500m, 6000m., 400m, long jump, throwing sport events: Cretan shot (named in greek "voli", hammer 200g, nautical sports: canoeing, swimming 50 m, shooting, table sports: table tennis, backgammon, and team events: basketball, beach volleyball and beach soccer. These events addressed to all ages and even known champions do not hesitate to compete with amateurs or teach them.
Every night of these six days includes a distinct cultural-entertainment event: theater, music, poetry, dance, painting, crafts, books, Foam Beach party, etc.
Each year, "Sidonia" are becoming more and more famous (about 3,000 spectators attending the events), the participation of athletes constantly growing (last year more than 1,000 participants) and the artists who participate have given a distinctive prestige in these events.
All of you are invited to this important local event!