Ranked #7 of 45 attractions in Santorini
Category: Historic Sites
La Ponta, a 13th century tower, is located within the Venetian castle (Kasteli) of Akrotiri, 1km above the pre-historic...
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 hosts a tsabouna - Greek folk wind instrument of the bagpipe family - exhibition and workshop along with traditional Greek percussion instruments and flutes.Daily guided tours explore the history of the tower, the origin of the tsabouna and offer a live performance of the instruments.Help us restore the tower and support Cultural Tourism at the "Restoration Donation Cafe". Savour a beverage on the tower terrace while overlooking a panoramic view of the island and the ancient vineyard below.