Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, Rethymnon

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Learn about traditional musical instruments at Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop, 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. Discover how to plan a Rethymnon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Tour in the history of the traditional Cretan organopoiias. All the great Cretan artists is here since 1945. Really worth the visit
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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 Dutch/Greek children livi...  more »
  • 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 instrum...  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!

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