Cretan Lyra Workshop - Museum Stagakis, Rethymnon
(5/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Learn about traditional musical instruments at Cretan Lyra Workshop - Museum Stagakis, established in 1945. This family-run workshop makes high-quality lyras, favored by both amateur and professional musicians of local and international renown. Each instrument takes about a week to produce by hand, following the artist's specific requirements for tone and pitch. If you're looking for a personal, albeit rather expensive souvenir, consider purchasing a lyra, mandolin, bouzouki, or mandola. The store also sells disposable items, like strings and bows, as well as used musical instruments. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Rethymnon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cretan Lyra Workshop - Museum Stagakis and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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 Marseill...  more »
  • Great collection of traditional instruments and wonderful Lyra maker who showed us his workshop and all the unique folk instruments from Crete. We stayed for hours and he let us play everything there,...  more »
  • This is one of the nicest places I visited while on Crete. You have the opportunity to learn about the history of traditional Greek-Cretan musical instruments (Lyra/Bouzouki/Baglamas etc) and Manolis ...  more »
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  • The owner of this workshop is a master of building traditional kretan instruments. The business is owned by his family for 3 generations already. True legacy, masterful instruments. Very friendly staff, as i aksed about the instruments he called some guys from the back of the shop and they took some instruments abd performed 10 minutes of beautiful kretan music. We had a great time, could also watch the master building a lyra. Thank you!