“Agios Nikolaos – Places and People in the 1960s”

“Agios Nikolaos – Places and People in the 1960s”

Recovering memories of the past

In the summer of 2007, Minos Beach art hotel hosted an exhibition of unpublished photographs by Dimitri Papadimos, entitled “Agios Nikolaos – Places and People in the 1960s”. This major artistic event gave locals and foreigners the opportunity to remember or discover images of the place in days gone by.

The exhibition, which was accompanied by the publication of a handsome catalogue, was based on discoveries in the photographic archive of Dimitri Papadimos by the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive (ELIA) researcher Maria Sorou. The lavish archive provided plenty of images and information about a time when the small, quiet provincial town of Agios Nikolaos was just beginning to open its windows onto the outside world.

Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to travel back in time to an Agios Nikolaos of unadorned beauty, a Minos Beach art hotel that ornamented the town, local people engaged in everyday activities and even scenes from the shooting of the legendary film “He Who Must Die” by the famous director Jules Dassin, which was based on Nikos Kazantzakis’s widely read novel “Christ Recrucified”.

Recovering memories of the past 

Exhibition organised by: Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, Crete and G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation

Curated by: Maria Stefossi

Photographer: Dimitri Papadimos

Location: Minos Beach art hotel, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Year: 2007

Digital Prints: Photolab