Engagements

**** Official Visit to Greece, Crete and the United Kingdom****

Tuesday 17 May

11:00 His Excellency calls on the President of the Hellenic Parliament (Speaker), Mr Nikolaos Voutsis; Parliament Mansion, Athens

13:30 His Excellency meets with the President of the Hellenic Republic, HE Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos; Presidential Mansion, Athens

13:45 Their Excellencies attend an Official Luncheon, hosted by the President of the Hellenic Republic, HE Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos; Presidential Mansion, Athens

Wednesday 18 May

Their Excellencies travel to Crete for Battle of Crete 75th Anniversary Commemorations

Thursday 19 May

12:00 Their Excellencies attend the Greek-Australian Memorial Service; Rethymno, Crete

18:30 Their Excellencies attend the Inauguration Ceremony of the 42nd Street Memorial;Tsikalarion Road, Chania, Crete

20:40 Their Excellencies attend the New Zealand Reception; Panorama Hotel, Chania, Crete

Friday 20 May

09:00 Their Excellencies tour WWII battlefields with historian Chris Pugsley

18:00 Their Excellencies attend the New Zealand Commemorative Service; Crete-NZ Monument, Galatas, Crete

Saturday 21 May 

09.30 His Excellency calls on the Regional Governor of Crete, Mr Stavros Arnaoutakis and Regional Vice-Governor of Crete, Mr Apostolos Voulgarakis; Office of the Regional Vice Governor of Crete, Eleftherias Square, Chania, Crete
 
11:00 His Excellency has morning tea with New Zealand veterans; Samaria Hotel, Chania, Crete 
 
17:50 Their Excellencies unveil new visitor panels at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery; Souda Bay, Crete
 
18:00 Their Excellencies attend the Service of Remembrance;Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery; Souda Bay, Crete
 
Sunday 22 May
 
13:00 Their Excellencies attend the German Commemorative Service; German Military Cemetery, Maleme, Crete
 
19:00 Their Excellencies attend the Closing ceremiony; Maleme Battle of Crete Memorial; Maleme Airport, Crete
 
20:30 Their Excellencies attend the Greek Official Reception; Alkion Banquet Hall, Maleme, Crete
 
Monday 23 May
 
Their Excellencies travel to London 
 
Tuesday 24 May
 
10:00 Their Excellencies visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
 
18:00 Their Excellencies atend a reception at New Zealand House
 
Wednesday 25 May

12:35 Their Excellencies visit Buckingham Palace for a farewell audicnce and luncheon with Her Majesty The Queen
 
15:00 Their Excellencies have afternoon tea with the High Commissioner, Sir Lockwood Smith and Lady Alexandra Smith
 
Friday 27 May
 
15:00 His Excellency opens a Community Housing Trust home; Christchurch
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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