Private tour

Heraklion Crete: Cretan and Greek Dance Lesson at Arolithos

Private tour

Heraklion Crete: Cretan and Greek Dance Lesson at Arolithos

From US$ 86.20 per person

Learn to dance like a Greek at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village. Enjoy a 2-hour dance lesson that will teach you all the famous dance moves, not to mention a trip to the local Rural History and Folk Craft Museum.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Greek
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  • Learn to dance like a Greek
  • Take home a complimentary CD
  • Visit the Rural History Museum
Full description
Start your day of dancing at the Arolithos Traditional Cretan village. Upon your arrival, you will be met by the warm and welcoming staff with a serving of traditional raki and nuts. As you enjoy your local delicacies, your friendly staff will give you a run-down of the 2-hour dance lesson. During your course, you will learn to dance the Greek and Cretan way. Under the tutelage of a professional dancer, you will learn the most famous and popular dances of Greece and Crete. You will be taught how to dance the famous Zorba, Sirtaki, Kalamatianos, Anogianos and many others.   After your dancing lesson, you will take a 30-minutes visit to the Musem of Rural History and Folk Craft where you will learn about the various historical traditions that exist in Crete. At the end of your day of fun, you will be given a CD with Greek and Cretan music for you to take home and enjoy. 
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Copy of CD with Cretan and Greek music
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village 11th klm old road way Heraklion to Rethymnon

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  •  Dress code is smart casual
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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The guide was very informative. She took us on a tour of the Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village prior to the dance lesson, and a little bit afterward. The lesson itself was about an hour and we learned four different dances. I'm not sure that it was worth 80 euro per person, but it was nevertheless a fun experience.

August 2, 2022

Since there were no further registrations, we first had a great private tour through the museum and the various (rich & poor) original houses where we could ask questions at any time. The dance class with both Greek and Greek dances was a lot of fun. Maria was very patient and explained it to us very well. At the end there was raki and juice in the hotel restaurant outside. Anyone interested in Cretan culture is in good hands here.

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August 21, 2021

It was amazing and I went back a bit to my recommended roots and so the staff are so patient

July 12, 2019

Product ID: 94980