From Chania: Traditional Cretan Dancing Lesson and Lunch

Experience the buoyancy of Cretan culture through a traditional Cretan dancing lesson and lunch that will set your senses on fire!

6 hours
Group Type
Small Group or Private
Every Tuesday & Friday
From €120 / person

Explore on foot the historic village of Alikianos and enjoy a cup of coffee in a local coffee shop, before heading to your dancing lesson! After putting on a traditional uniform, learning about its history, and snapping photos to immortalize this fun adventure, your dancing class will begin! 

Let an experienced instructor teach you the steps to the most popular Cretan dances, and have the time of your life while doing your cardio for the day! Following your lesson, you will get to recharge your batteries with a traditional Cretan lunch full of local delicacies. A fun experience for all of your senses that will give you insight into the Cretan culture in the most fun way possible.

Walk the historical village of Alikianos and enjoy a Greek coffee at a local coffee shop.

Put on a traditional Cretan uniform and learn all about each of the parts it consists of.

Learn the steps of the most famous Cretan dances from a local instructor. 

Savor a mouthwatering traditional Cretan lunch full of unique delicacies.

What you can expect?

Start your fun tour in Chania, with our local expert guide picking you up from your accommodation. You will drive through the green valley of Ayia and head to the historic and extraordinary village of Alikianos

There, you will relish a morning stroll around the village’s picturesque streets and landmarks. Your instructor will then give you the opportunity to mingle with the locals and learn about the local traditions and the stories behind the traditional dances of the region in a local coffee shop -or ‘Kafeneio’- where you will stop for a cup of coffee.

After your morning adventures, it is time to head to the dancing academy for your fun dancing class. Before learning the steps to some of Crete’s most popular traditional dances, like ‘Syrtos’, ‘Pentozali’, ‘Sousta’, your instructor will dress you like a Cretan. You will learn from them about each part of the local uniform as you were them, and see the past of the island unravel before your eyes. 

After dressing like a local, you will get your photos taken to commemorate your fun time with us and them back with you as a souvenir. Then, it will be time for the actual dancing to take place! One of the best Cretan dancers will teach you the steps of the best and most famous Cretan dances, and show how the locals do it. Don’t worry about being overwhelmed by information. Your instructor will lead the way step by step.

After sweating your energy away, it will be time to refuel with a full traditional Cretan lunch consisting of unique local delicacies you’ll fall in love with. Head to the restaurant, not far from the dancing academy, and savor the tasty flavors of Cretan cuisine; the best way for your experience to come to a blissful end!

Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking driver & dance instructor
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Dancing lessons
  • Commemorative photos
  • Full Traditional Cretan Lunch
  • All taxes & entrance fees
  • All personal expenses
Trip Advisor
This experience was amazing. The traditional dance lesson was so much fun and the lunch afterwards was yummy. My instructor was sooo good I think I gained a new friend. Would definitely recommend!!!!
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