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toniiv

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I would love to get a taste of the Cretan culture and see some traditional dancing next time that I'm in Crete. Does anyone have recommendations about where would be a good place to see live dancing? I've seen some tourist oriented places in Athens for dancing online that I am planning to visit as well. Thanks in advance! :)
 

Laura48

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I would love to get a taste of the Cretan culture and see some traditional dancing next time that I'm in Crete. Does anyone have recommendations about where would be a good place to see live dancing? I've seen some tourist oriented places in Athens for dancing online that I am planning to visit as well. Thanks in advance! :)
Following, as I’ve just booked to go to Crete in September and would love to have some more authentic experiences than my usual beach/pool -> restaurant -> sleep
 
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francescool

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Following, as I’ve just booked to go to Crete in September and would love to have some more authentic experiences than my usual beach/pool -> restaurant -> sleep
Airbnb has its own section of the website titled "experiences" where locals show you authentic parts of the culture. Might be a good idea.
 
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greek_ggirl

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Following, as I’ve just booked to go to Crete in September and would love to have some more authentic experiences than my usual beach/pool -> restaurant -> sleep
Yamas restaurant in Hersonissos Crete claims that they have Greek dancing, might be nice to call them before you go to see if the have it available
 
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k_tsoukalas

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Yamas restaurant in Hersonissos Crete claims that they have Greek dancing, might be nice to call them before you go to see if the have it available
The only times I have ever seen Cretan dancing, unless it's by accident (I bumped into a group doing it in the main area of Chania, near the old mosque), was by having it arranged as part of a tour. They've all been excellent experiences. Some restaurants have it, as well. Again, seeing the music and dancing at restaurants has been unplanned. Music and dancing is a big part of the culture and I always seem to find it. My advice is to ask around when you get there.
 
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