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The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis

Opens in 14 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An unexpected delight

We popped in out of curiosity and were welcomed by Yannis with the offer of coffee. He gave us the... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Amazing craftmanship

Before getting at The Bronze, we believed that we will spend maximum 15-20 minutes there. In... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Bucharest, Romania
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Our workshop is located in the industrial, artistic park of Anopolis, in kokkini Hani area to Hersonisos municipality.Since 1964 we manufacture bronze statues and other artifacts, using the method of smelting, by the exact same way that the Minoans...more
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Hersonisos, | Anopolis Handicraft Park, Anopolis, Hersonissos, Crete 70008, Greece
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We popped in out of curiosity and were welcomed by Yannis with the offer of coffee. He gave us the space to view and admire the pieces for sale then brought us into the workshop area and talked through the casting process. Really interesting stuff....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Before getting at The Bronze, we believed that we will spend maximum 15-20 minutes there. In reality, we stayed more than 1 hour with Yannis, his father, and his son. The Bronze is a family workshop, one of the few remaining that master the art...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

My partner rarely reviews online, but this experience was an absolute standout. he says "I was lucky enough for Yannis to invite me to sit in on a group demonstration of cast foundry work-an excellent presentation which fascinated old and young alike. He then generously...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ Κ, Ιδιοκτήτης at The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you very much!!!!! Your words give us sstength and courage to continue our creations ! Best wishes from sunny Crete!

Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is a fabulous workshop with original work at excellent prices. Even better was Mr Yannis taking the time on the spot to teach my 12 and 14 year olds to cast their own statues. What a memorable experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Being obsessed with greek mythology and tradition since I was a kid, I wanted a great souvenir from a great island so after a long research I found Kalesis. Everything made of 100% pure bronze (nothing else)and loads of variety but also he would make...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ Κ, Ιδιοκτήτης at The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018
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Thank you friends! Hope to meet you again! Yannis kelesis!

Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited this amazing museum with my fruends and found some really interesting pieces. The staff is helpful abd keen on their profession. There are also great souvenirs.

Date of experience: July 2017
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ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ Κ, Ιδιοκτήτης at The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Thank you very much for your beautiful words! We are looking forword to meet you again! Yannis kelesis ( sculptor )

Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Very nice workshop with very friendly People. Very Kind with chlidren. Offer café And Juice as soon as you came. Price are the good one for this Nice handmade products

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Yannis for this unexpected visit . Your hands make beautiful things. We hope to see you next year.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Eveline V
Reviewed September 22, 2017

I visited this unique place with my family in August 2017. and found wonderful people, keen on their profession. My children (6 and 12 years old) were delighted to independently make souvenirs for themselves by ancient technology under the guidance of a great master and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Me and my wife were hiking around Kokini Hani and this was our unexpected target. We didn't have any clue about this place. Yannis gave us a really kind welcome in his Bronze Kingdom and he showed us very interesting job/art he is doing. His...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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