Traditional Greek Folk Dances

A country's tradition consists of its customs, traditions, history and culture passed down from one generation to the next. Songs, music and dancing are an integral part of this cultural heritage that belongs to each person and each place.

Learning folk dances brings us closer to the way of life and entertainment of past societies, and in turn we preserve and relay this invaluable tradition handed down by our ancestors. This tradition involves endless sources of music and dance in Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Sterea Ellada, Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands, the Aegean Islands, Crete, Cyprus and Asia Minor.

Traditional dances such as the ZonaradikosHasapiaTsamikosSyrtosBalosIkariotikosAntikristosKotsariPentozali, emerge from these endless sources, flooding us with unique emotions and memories of our past.

''Your first duty, in completing your service to your race, is to feel within you all your ancestors. Your second duty is to throw light on their onrush and to continue their work. Your third duty is to pass on to your son the great mandate to surpass you.'' Nikos Kazantzakis

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