Experiential journey to the ancient Cretan sound and taste

From 70€

Traditional flute of Crete. See the making and play the traditional cretan tunes.

  • Duration
4 hours
  • Food
Water, tea, homemade lemonade,
  • Languages
English, Greek
  • persons
  • Discount for children 6-10
From 50
Level 0

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?



Comfortable shoes (no heels).

Transfer policy

Price does not include transfer as to arrange it however you like.

Transfer by us from your hotel its 30€ per person with 5 person minimum.

The cost is 20€ for 8 people minimum.

Or you can go on your own with your car.

Feel free to call us for help with directions or public transportation!



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