Museum of Greek Folk Art

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Dresses from Naxos

Dresses from Naxos

National historical museum of athens

National historical museum of athens

How dresses evolved over time

How dresses evolved over time

Museum of Folk Art and Tradition, inside

Museum of Folk Art and Tradition, inside

Traditional santouri

Traditional santouri

Dresses from Pontos

Dresses from Pontos

At the Dora Stratou theatre

At the Dora Stratou theatre

Playing the Kanonaki

Playing the Kanonaki

Dresses from Sterea Ellada

Dresses from Sterea Ellada

Traditional Laouto

Traditional Laouto

Musical instruments

Musical instruments

The guests will have a chance to visit a number of Athens hotspots, and museums exhibiting traditional garments and clothing, in order to appreciate the city vibes and the sense of historic continuity. They will then visit certain clubs and societies and learn the basics of traditional dancing, traditional instrument playing, and traditional singing

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The main Athens tourists’ attractions and folklore museums

  2. The basics of greek dancing

  3. The basics of greek instrument playing and singing

€120, 11 hrs, 10 persons

Panayiotis – Athens, insider’s walk-about on tradition, music, dancing

Itinerary: how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

  • Place of ORIGIN: Kozani

  • LIVES in: Halandri, Athens

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: travelling, traditional dancing, reading, urban gardening

  • Has TRAVELLED to: Mexico, Australia, Russia, Sri Lanka, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, many places in Greece

  • Personal TRAITS: very friendly and sociable, likes to treat his guests in a hospitable and open-hearted manner, very good communicator

€120, 11 hrs, 10 persons

Booking details

Panayiotis Apostolidis is your Host

Panayiotis is a teacher of traditional dances, and has also spent 15 years as a professional dancer at the renowned “Dora Stratou theatre”. He has travelled to many countries in order to teach authentic traditional dances or take part in dancing exhibitions. He is a well known persona in greek folklore dancing, and is affiliated with many clubs and associations involved in traditional greek arts

  • Place: Athens

  • Meeting Point: Syntagma Metro station, at the ticket office

  • Timetable: 11.00-22.00

  • Price: 120 euros per person (beverages and dancing lessons are included; museum and bus tickets are not  included)

  • Availability: 1 June – 30 June, 30 September – 30 June

  • Group size: 10 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: this is a perfect chance to see places off the beaten track, and become actively involved and learn greek folklore activities, dances and music

 

      Athens - Where the Experience will take place

What wikipedia says

 

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years, and the earliest human presence around the 11th–7th centuries BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2015, Athens was ranked the world's 29th richest city by purchasing power and the 67th most expensive in a UBS study.

Athens is recognised as a global city because of its geo-strategic location and its importance in shipping, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, culture, education and tourism. It is one of the biggest economic centres in southeastern Europe, with a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe, and the second largest in the world. The municipality (City) of Athens had a population of 664,046 (in 2011, 796,442 in 2004) within its administrative limits, and a land area of 39 km2 (15 sq mi). The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) extends beyond its administrative municipal city limits, with a population of 3,090,508 (in 2011) over an area of 412 km2 (159 sq mi). According to Eurostat in 2004, the Athens Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) was the 7th most populous LUZ in the European Union (the 5th most populous capital city of the EU), with a population of 4,013,368. Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland.

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.

Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy, consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics. Athens is home to the National Archaeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.
 

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