The Ηistoric Cafés represent important venues of the cities they are established in for more than a hundred years. Through time they have hosted cultural events and served distinguished personalities of art, literature and politics. These personalities have left their own personal mark in the history of these spaces.
As beloved meeting points for writers, poets, politicians, intellectuals, but also for people of any social status, these cafés are the keepers of countless stories that took place there, stories that are considered priceless cultural riches of knowledge and experience.
One of these places is the historic café “Kipos”, that operates consistently since 1870 in the Municipal Garden of Chania, Crete. It is a venue of historic, cultural and social importance for the city.
After a journey to the most known Historic Cafés in Europe, the establishment of the European Historic Cafés Association (EHICA) finally became reality on April 8th 2014 in Chania, Crete. In 2020 EHICA was transformed into an International Cultural Organization by the name “Historic Cafes Route”.
“Historic Cafes Route” aims to become a bridge of cultural communication between Historic Cafés, ensuring the survival and the spreading of their rare cultural heritage and history.