The 3rd Sand Festival is under way at Koufonisia, getting ready for its August 25 opening. An improvised literary festival with the sole purpose of setting up an island celebration, the Sand Festival moves away from its Gavdos setting of two years, and spends this summer at the Foinikas beach and Lower Koufonisi, where festival goers, writers, and poets can get together to read, attend readings of fables or art exhibitions, spend their nights at beach parties, and follow the various music events and other happenings taking place on August 25-26.

From August 25-27 the festival is complemented by the “Book covers in the sand” art exhibition taking place at Sophia’s Coffee Shop, with paintings by artists who have crafted beloved book covers. The paintings will be distributed to the audience following the exhibition.

Visit the festival’s webpage and Facebook page for more information.