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La Ponta-Greek Bagpipe Exhibition & Workshop

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Address: Castle of Akrotiri, Akrotiri 847 00, Greece
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+30 2286 085374
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Ponta, a 13th century tower, is located within the Venetian castle...

La Ponta, a 13th century tower, is located within the Venetian castle (Kasteli) of Akrotiri, 1km above the pre-historic archaeological site of Akrotiri, Santorini. The tower was abandoned by the current private owners in 1995. In 2012, the present caretakers internally preserved the the tower that had been destroyed by the 1956 earthquake and the ravages of time. They have presently established a tsabouna - Greek folk wind instrument of the bagpipe family - exhibition and workshop along with traditional Greek percussion instruments and flutes.

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music in tradition

traditional music instruments from Greece and a beautiful house-museum in the castle of the village in Akrotiri Santorini. with panoramic views

Reviewed February 7, 2017
nikolis m
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

traditional music instruments from Greece and a beautiful house-museum in the castle of the village in Akrotiri Santorini. with panoramic views

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

If you are a musican or creating person this is a must visit that we stumbled on. Completely restored by a lovely couple who seem to have everything in the world they want and need ... and looking at this place its easy to see why. You'll get a drink / refreshments for a donation. well work the walk up.... More 

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

I had pre booked my ticket long time forehead because I understood this was something unique. Didnt know exactly what I was in for but truly I was overwelmed and amazed. The tones and the historic atmosphere touched a place deep inside me. While my teenage son didnt find this to be interresting I ended up going solo. Next year... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

We wandered at La Ponta just for curiosity, but we discovered a magical journey through music, history and mythology, we never expected something like that. We were totally stunned, I'm a musician and I loved this place. You need to go, it will be a wonderful surprise!!

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

We found out about La Ponta in the information booklet our host gave us at Santorini Villas in Vourvoulos. The museum and workshop are in the old Venetian castle in the town of Akrotiri-an amazing location with a fabulous view. We went at night time to see a spirited performance of "Odysseus Returns" by Yannis Pantazis which we thoroughly enjoyed.... More 

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

we stumbled across this after following the signs for the venetian castle in Akrotiri, interesting little museum, we didnt get a chance to listen to it being played but saw they did concerts, free to visit but you have to pay a small charge for the concerts.

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

My partner and I participated in the two shows on offer during our week's stay in Akrotiri. An excellent find and a beautiful venue for closing your eyes, listening to the music and letting it transport you to wherever you want to go. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed September 23, 2016

particularly in the evening, with the view on Kaldera and lights on the hills looking like jewelry on the mountains. Accompanied by music played live and a glass of local wine. Worth to visit, best if there is a concert.

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

A great diversion, especially if on the south end of the island. It is a 10 minute climb to the top but was one of the best fortress climbs we did in Santorini. The museum and people at the top make it more special then average fortress/castle on Santorini. They also have a music performance that sounded nice but we... More 

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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the demonstration one evening and were blown away. Yannis has a passion for music like nobody I've ever met. He talked in depth about the ancient history of many Greek instruments and played them all to us. If you closed your eyes you could almost imagine being in Ancient Greece. If you're looking for something slightly... More 

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