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Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop

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Address: Chatzimichali Giannari 45, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Name/address in local language
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+30 2831 030831
10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Tue 18:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

At Cretan Lyra Workshop - Museum Stagakis, visitor can take a tour at...

At Cretan Lyra Workshop - Museum Stagakis, visitor can take a tour at Cretan Lyra museum by owner Manolis Stagakis.

Can listen to traditional Cretan music from local players and try our musical instruments.

Also can view the construction of a new Lyra.

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What a nice place and cool place where you can see how lyra's are build and played! We came to the workplace/shop with a unusual question: we were making a videoclip with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place and cool place where you can see how lyra's are build and played! We came to the workplace/shop with a unusual question: we were making a videoclip with the Dutch/Greek children living on Crete. For the clip we use a beat, but we needed it to sound more Cretan, so we asked if they could play... More 

Thank TrietsChand
Thornbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in early one evening with my teenage daughter, just on the off chance that they were open, and were treated to a wonderful conversation for an hour or so in which we were shown various instruments at different stages of construction, an explanation of different types and tunings, and some beautiful renditions on one of their fabulous instruments. The... More 

Thank datripadv2017
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We are New Yorkers with roots in Crete. For our children's first visit we stopped by to experience the rich culture, history and craftsmanship that is this beautiful shop. Our son loves his Lyra!!! Highly recommended not only for music lovers but all who wish to experience Cretan culture.

Thank Irene A
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this place last week. The people are very polite. Manolis the owner is a perfect guy! He knows what he's doing. He done a very good job of the place. The sound of those instruments is magical. The place is in family possession for four generations now. It's an excellent place to visit if you ever go to... More 

Thank xrisabarbara
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Hospitality, tradition and a wonderful place, I highly recommend a visit at Stagakis Lyra workshop and museum especially for musicians. You will certainly find this exhibition interesting and intriguing. Music, a bit of raki and you will find this place both warm and enlightening.

Thank Romanos S
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit !!!! Its special to meet in person the manufacturer of the instruments. Mr. Manolis you are the one!!!

Thank Antonis T
Rethymnon, Greece
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

If you are Cretan music lover, this is a place that you must visit. You can see the process of lyra making, old Cretan instruments and hear Cretan music players! Don't miss it!!

Thank Stabridak
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went there on my last trip to Crete and was amazed at the selection of tradition Cretan Instruments and the we were able to see Manolis making a Cretan Lyra on site! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Μανώλης Μ
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2 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I visited the place to buy a lyra and I was suprised of how beautifyl this workshop is. A very very hospitable owner who loves what he does and you can see it the minute you enter his shop.

Marseille, France
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A wonderfull World plenty of joy and kindness, thanks to Mr Stagakis Who welcomed and took care of us for a long Time. Very well manufactured instruments, which one of them is now standing in Marseille. Special thanks to the Lauto professor who taught us some traditional melodies. Very happy moment! Agnès and Nicolas from Marseille

Thank agnescondamin

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