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Stagakis Cretan Lyra Workshop

Chatzimichali Giannari 45, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 030831
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
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Dropped in early one evening with my teenage daughter, just on the off chance that they were open... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Thornbury, United Kingdom
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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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Chatzimichali Giannari 45, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 030831
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 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,...More

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Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank datripadv2017
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Irene A
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...More

Thank xrisabarbara
Reviewed 14 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
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
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
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
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.

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...More

Thank agnescondamin
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13 March 2017|
Response from Stagakis | Property representative |
You are welcome to my workshop - Lyra museum any time. Unfortunately i don' t have used Laouto this time, are all sold but maybe i have until your visit.
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Stagakis | Property representative |
i can rent you a guitar and bouzouki for 10 + 10=20 Euros total cost per day. You can pick them up from my workshop in Rethimno. Despite if you rent them or not, you are welcome in my workshop to see my Cretan Lyra museum... More
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