Experiential journey to the ancient Cretan sound and taste – Cretan Music

Family Experiences  | Damianos Vasilakis

Guided tour at the workshop of ancient musical instruments and the monuments of the village.

Our meeting point for this excursion is set at the historic Avdou village at 18:30.

You are welcomed with a treat, homemade lemonade or mountain tea with some traditional sweet pastry and then we proceed to Nikolaos Kayiambis/ Chatzikoukoula’s neighbourhood (hero of the 1821 Revolution) with the tour at the “Askomadoura”workshop (type of bagpipe) where you can see all the ancient Cretan traditional instruments , handmade embroidery, tools and Minoan toys.

All the musical instruments that are still saved are presented such as “triton” or “bourou” or “korgialo”, bull’s horn, “diavlos”, “askomadoura”, sistro and lyre.

A type of flute (aerophone) and a “diavlos” will be manufactured lively according to the techniques and the morphology of the instruments found in excavations and then a small ancient music presentation will follow.

After a short break for questions and your choice of souvenir from our exhibition area the walking guided tour in the village starts, around the picturesque streets, monuments and Byzantine era churches where we give you important information about the sites.

At the end of the tour we visit the local “kafeneio” for the evening Cretan fiesta which includes homemade Cretan “meze”(appetisers), wine, raki, season fruit and desert while singing and dancing at the traditional sound of “thiaboli”(type of flute) and “askomadoura”.

Fans or not of the traditional cretan music and its instruments, this excursion offers the way to understand why it’s the baseline of cretans way of life.

Who can participate?

Everybody.

Requirements/tips

comfortable -appropriate shoes (no heels).

From 70€
per adult

From 50€
per kid

Duration

4 hours

Offered

water, tea, homemade lemonade, homemade desert, full meal, fruit,wine, raki, souvenir, live traditional music and dance

Equipment

none

Languages

English Greek

persons

6-15

Reviews

1 review for Experiential journey to the ancient Cretan sound and taste – Cretan Music

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kiriakos

    Amazing experience!!! Unique sounds, friendly people!!!

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