Traditional Cretan Dancing Lessons – Small-group tour from Chania

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Listen to the island’s tales, secrets & legends. Dress like a Cretan and learn everything about the traditional outfit. Learn the most famous Cretan dances from a local instructor all under 130€.

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Indulge yourself in a surprising dancing adventure. Dance like a Cretan and discover the elements of the local history, culture, and arts. Learn about the traditional Cretan dances from one of the best local instructors.

Dance like a Cretan

Dance with the locals and learn about the island’s costumes and traditions. Taste the local delicacies and enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch at the end of the tour.

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  • Departure Area

    Tavronitis/Maleme Meeting Point

    Gerani Meeting Point

    Platanias Meeting Point

    Agia Marina Meeting Point

    Stalos, Kalamaki Meeting Point

    Agioi Apostoloi Meeting Point

    Chania Meeting Point

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Immerse yourself in the historical charm of Alikianos, a village near Chania.
  2. Delight your senses with the flavors of Greece at a cozy local coffee shop.
  3. Listen to captivating stories that reveal the intriguing tales and secrets of the island.
  4. Dress in authentic Cretan attire and gain insights into the traditional outfit.
  5. Cherish the memories as you receive complimentary photos of yourself adorned in traditional Cretan attire.
  6. Learn how to dance like a Cretan and learn the secrets of the Cretan dancing tradition.


Embark on an enchanting journey to the historic village of Alikianos, just a stone’s throw away from Chania. Our adventure begins with a picturesque drive through the verdant valley of Ayia, leading to the charming West province of Chania. In Alikianos, immerse yourself in the village’s rich history with a leisurely morning walk through its winding alleys and iconic landmarks. A delightful stop at a local “kafeneio” invites you to savor a Greek coffee or tea while our knowledgeable instructor shares captivating tales and traditions surrounding traditional Cretan dances like “Syrtos,” “Pentozali,” and “Sousta.” The cultural odyssey continues as you transform into a Cretan. Don the traditional outfit, each piece carrying a unique story unveiled by your instructor. A memorable photoshoot captures your essence in this authentic attire, and the images are yours to cherish. Next, venture into the world of Cretan dance at the academy. Guided by a skilled local dancer, you’ll master the intricate steps of at least three traditional dances. Patient guidance ensures an immersive and enjoyable learning experience.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. English speaking, driver & dance instructor
  3. Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  4. Dancing lessons
  5. Commemorative photos
  6. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  7. Full Traditional Cretan Lunch
  8. Small-group tour – up to 8 people


  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Additional food and drinks


In our small-group and group tours we are picking up our guests from selected meeting points in Chania area and accessible by our vehicle’s hotels. Please select your pickup point according to your hotel’s location and don’t hesitate to contact us for any further clarification.

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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