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Traditional Cretan Dancing Lessons –
Day Tour in Chania

*limited seats available

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Value for money

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 120€

A unique experience

Indulge yourself into 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 by 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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Hundreds of satisfied customers

Take this cooking tour! Great experience in every way. Great food, stories, and camaraderie. Food and alcohol included. Great experience for our adult son and his wife, my wife and me.
Mark J
Mark J
16 July 2023
Super schöner Kochabend Tolle Orga, sehr erfahrener und freundlicher Guide, ganz liebenswerte Menschen vor Ort und sehr leckeres Essen. On Top gab es Infos zu Land und Kultur. Absolut empfehlenswert!
Saskia Z
Saskia Z
16 July 2023
Maria’s fabulous 7 villages tour A thoroughly enjoyable full day tour, Maria was an exceptionally knowledgeable guide and she gave us a full authentic tour of the 7 villages, she answered all our questions with confidence and patience. We had great food with good company, we would highly recommend this tour with Attios Travel Agency.
Robert B
Robert B
15 July 2023
Great food and history tour Absolutely terrific tour from beginning to end. Our guide, Kostas, was well informed, personable, and helpful. The house we visited was situated in an unbelievably picturesque location. The cooks were delightful, and the food was delicious! Highly recommend this venture.
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elenapU4896NC
11 July 2023
Excellent Fantastic tour , very interesting and enjoyable. Yannis was an excellent guide and driver, very knowledgable about the Battle of Crete and also Crete in general. Visited all the relevant sites in this part of the island. Would thoroughly recommend
jpsadler123
jpsadler123
10 July 2023
A must for your trip in Crete You learn how to cook awesome recipies, you get to learn history and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside. A really great experience that was one of the highlights of our vacation in Crete
Florin P
Florin P
8 July 2023
It made our trip! We had the best time on this tour! We were a small group of 8 people from England, Australia and Malta and thankfully we got along so well! We were picked up in convenient locations and driven to a serene house in the hills where we cooked multiple dishes, fed goats and sheep, did wine tasting with some cheese, had a tour of the family relics and learnt the history of Crete sitting on a gorgeous balcony as it was getting darker. We then all sat together outside to enjoy our meal with some more wine and a yummy dessert. It was such good value, and a fantastic experience.
Reeen
Reeen
4 July 2023
Lovely. Wonderful. I just made the tzaziki sauce now that I am at home in US, its great! Please send recipe in email! Ok. Wonderful. Nice ride. Docent was amazing. Learned so much about Crete. Such a wonderful island. Such a healthy plant based cuisine. We fed goats, and sheep! I loved it all. So much history. We cooked an amazing plant based meal. Bravo!!!! This was the highlight of my trip.
Michelle J
Michelle J
1 July 2023
A sok választható kirándulás közül, ezt mindenképp érdemes megnézni. Érdekes, látványos dotto utazás a hegyek között. Aranyos autentikus települések, kedves emberek, narancs-, citrom és olajfák, hangos kabóca 'zene' mindenütt.
ergyd
ergyd
28 June 2023
Great way to meet and share a meal I love to cook & try the flavours of places I visit. As I'm travelling solo I thought this would be a great way to learn something about the food culture of the area and meet people at the same time. The hosts were so gracious and much thought went into giving the group a wonderful time, keeping things running smoothly. Andreas the driver was very knowledgable (on all subjects!) and attentive to the group - on full time translation duties, keeping everyone engaged. The group was a mix of adults, children, teens. Taking account of the mix of ages, food preferences etc the experience is more about preparing food rather than cooking as such. The food we prepared and ate together was fun to do and delicious to eat, all vegetarian, which reflects the predominant way of eating here, using mainly local seasonal, fruit and vegetables. There was also a touch of wine history & tasting, a brief history of Crete, rural cultural artefacts & feeding goats all included. I met some really nice people and had a wonderful time. Really appreciated all the effort and thought from the hosts and Andreas that went into making it all happen. A delightful way to spend an afternoon and evening. Thank you
Debra
Debra
28 June 2023

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Tour overview

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the historical village of Alikianos
  • Enjoy a Greek coffee/tea at a local coffee shop
  • Listen to the island’s tales, secrets & legends
  • Dress like a Cretan and learn everything about the traditional outfit
  • Commemorative photos of you in the Cretan outfit will be sent (free)
  • Learn the most famous
  • Cretan dances from a local instructor
  • Dance with the locals and learn about the island’s costumes and traditions
    Taste the local delicacies and enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch

Description

Not far from the city of Chania, you will discover the historic village of Alikianos. We will pick you up from your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point and drive through the green valley of Ayia towards the South-West province of Chania. As soon as we arrive in Alikianos, we will enjoy a morning walk around the village’s alleys and monuments. Your instructor will enjoy a coffee with you at the local “kafeneio” (coffee shop), where he will share some of the stories and traditions behind the art of the traditional dances. “Syrtos”, “Pentozali”, “Sousta” now means nothing to you. But later, every inch of your body will discover everything about them.

After our morning walk and coffee, we are heading to the dancing academy. There, we start with the traditional Cretan outfit. Your instructor will dress you like a Cretan, explaining every one of the local uniform parts. Every piece of cloth has a story behind it, and it will be so surprising for you to learn such details that only a few visitors know. As soon as you are dressed like a local, there will be a photo shooting, and you will get these commemorative photos to remember your experience with us. Then, we will proceed to the dancing room. One of the best Cretan dancers will show you the steps and teach you how to dance like a local. There will be a lot of information, and your instructor will patiently guide you step by step. By the end of the lessons, you will be ready to perform at least three traditional Cretan dances.

You will be definitely tired, so it’s time for lunch. Not far from the academy, there is a restaurant where you will have the chance to taste the local delicacies and have full lunch. This mouthwatering experience will end with hotel drop-off and the promise that someday we will dance again together!

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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PICKUPS

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