film festival

The ancient olive tree of Vouvon

Lecture Hall



5:15 pm

23 / 07 / 2023

The ancient olive tree of Vouvon


ancient olive tree (5)

The village of Vouves in Chania, Crete is the home of the oldest olive tree in the world. With an estimated age of 3000-5000 years, the olive tree of Vouves has been declared a Natural Monument. This tree speaks to the
human soul.


Matthaios Frantzeskakis. He was born in Chania where he grew up. He studied mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has studied journalism, culture unit management, cinema and social economy management. Since 1995 he has taught in formal and informal education structures. He has worked in print, radio and television. Since 2002 he has been running the Cultural Society of Crete, the opinion and culture newspaper «Compass of the City» and the homonymous publications. Since 2000 he has been involved in cinema and especially in its educational dimension. He has participated in the production of important documentaries, educational films, books as well as in the organization of dozens of events. Director of the Chania Film Festival (, and the Chania Film Festival in Education

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