Nutcracker in Heraklion

Nutcracker in Heraklion

Christmas can help us bring back the fairy-tales that may be hidden inside our memory box. And who knows, maybe we can keep the spirit all year round 🙂

During these festive days, at Heraklion center, you can visit the Christmas Castle (Χριστουγεννιάτικο Κάστρο) where you will find a number of activities starting from morning till late at night.

And for you who may be wondering who this person is, he depicts the Nutcracker.

The original story was written in 1816 with the title “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”

The young girl Marie who is the heroine of the story receives a gift that becomes her favorite; a nutcracker who comes to life on Christmas Eve and battles the evil Mouse King.

The story was adapted decades later by Alexandre Dumas to a lighter version of the fairy tale and has also become a very famous ballet play, firstly performed by The Tchaikovsky ballet in 1892.

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