Traditional Cretan Dancing Lessons – Day Tour In Chania


  • Explore the historical village of Alikianos
  • Enjoy a Greek coffee/tea at a local coffee shop
  • Listen to the island’s tales, secrets & legends
  • Dress like a Cretan and learn everything about the traditional outfit
  • Commemorative photos of you in the Cretan outfit will be sent (free)
  • Learn the most famous Cretan dances from a local instructor
  • Dance with the locals and learn about the island’s costumes and traditions
  • Taste the local delicacies and enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch

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Not far from the city of Chania, you will discover the historic village of Alikianos. We will pick you up from your hotel or a pre-arranged meeting point and drive through the green valley of Ayia towards the South-West province of Chania. As soon as we arrive in Alikianos, we will enjoy a morning walk around the village’s alleys and monuments. Your instructor will enjoy a coffee with you at the local “kafeneio” (coffee shop), where he will share some of the stories and traditions behind the art of the traditional dances. “Syrtos”, “Pentozali”, “Sousta” now means nothing to you. But later, every inch of your body will discover everything about them.

After our morning walk and coffee, we are heading to the dancing academy. There, we start with the traditional Cretan outfit. Your instructor will dress you like a Cretan, explaining every one of the local uniform parts. Every piece of cloth has a story behind it, and it will be so surprising for you to learn such details that only a few visitors know. As soon as you are dressed like a local, there will be a photo shooting, and you will get these commemorative photos to remember your experience with us. Then, we will proceed to the dancing room. One of the best Cretan dancers will show you the steps and teach you how to dance like a local. There will be a lot of information, and your instructor will patiently guide you step by step. By the end of the lessons, you will be ready to perform at least three traditional Cretan dances.

You will be definitely tired, so it’s time for lunch. Not far from the academy, there is a restaurant where you will have the chance to taste the local delicacies and have full lunch. This mouthwatering experience will end with hotel drop-off and the promise that someday we will dance again together!

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What's Included


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, driver & dance instructor
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Dancing lessons
  • Commemorative photos
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Full Traditional Cretan Lunch
  • Small-group tour – up to 8 people

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
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Additional Information

What to bring with you for this tour... except your besy mood & smile :)

  • Your Camera
  • Comfortable clothing & shoes
  • Sunscreen & hat during summer months
  • During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
  • Regular Stops – There are stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone’s convenience. If a client feels sick or it is necessary to stop, please inform your driver accordingly.

Meals & Alternatives

  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  •  Meals (when included) usually contain traditional Cretan recipes.
  • Appetizers, main courses and desserts will usually be served in platters according to the local way of eating.
  • We can offer vegetarian – vegan alternatives, but we require prior notice during reservation.
  • The client has the responsibility to inform the company in advance of any food allergies to find suitable alternatives if possible.
  • Alcohol consumption is not allowed for children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old.
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About the provider


GS Tours Chania Ltd is a travel and tourism company with long experience in offering unforgettable experience in Crete island.

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