Crete - Kriti

Greek dance Horos is a very old tradition, being referred to by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch and Lucian. There are different styles and interpretations from all of the islands and surrounding areas. Each region formed its own choreography and style to fit in with their own ways. For example, island dances have more of a “watery” flow to them, while Pontic dancing closer to Black Sea, is very sharp. There are over 4000 traditional dances that come from all regions of Greece. There are also pan-Hellenic dances, which have been adopted throughout the Greek world. These include the syrtos, kalamatianos, hasapiko and sirtaki.
Traditional Greek dancing has a primarily social function. It brings the community together at key points of the year, such as Easter, the grape harvest or patronal festivals; and at key points in the lives of individuals and families, such as weddings. For this reason, tradition frequently dictates a strict order in the arrangement of the dancers, for example, by age. Visitors tempted to join in a celebration should be careful not to violate these arrangements, in which the prestige of the individual villagers may be embodied

Likely to be one of the most action packed nights of your holiday, enjoying the high spirited culture of the Greek tradition. The nightly celebrations begin with the famous hospitality unique to the to the Greek culture.

You can see for yourself the large and friendly welcome you receive not only from the dancers but from the the whole village.

After you taste their sacred Greek drink “RAKI” served with mezes you can then sit back, relax and get ready for a highly enjoyable night. Dancing, music, food and wine joined elaborate to create an evening of entertainment in the heart of Anopolis. The spectacular show will take you back in time, during the Minoan time to the Cretan tradition and through the gods of Olympus to the modern Greece with Zorbas the Greek. The biggest production in the island with more than 22 actors and live band.

A show that you must see!!!