Hello, we are Georgia and Kostas, two lovers of athenian history, and epecially of greek, folk music. Let us take a walk with you in some of the best secret places of our city where special music lives used to be organised, let us share with you the story of Rembetiko, which is absolutely similar to the Blues of America, to the Fados of Portugal and to the Tango of Argentina. If greek musicians of our folk music were writers, they would absolutely be like the Beatniks. Before starting our walk, we will enjoy all together a welcome special shot! During the walk, many surprises will make your mood. In the end of our walk, we will eat and drink together, listening to live music played from guests musicians especially for you, in a cozy and non-touristic greek taverna. You can choose between Athens or Pireus or both! For each of those two regions, we have prepared for you different spots and different stories. Let us surprise you in this wondeful wandering! Do not forget your cameras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93sgKrju9x0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPYwCdRL8GU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyvF1-YDaps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMXVPMfQFzo
Kostas Ladopoulos is a very busy type of human being. He is a daydreaming wanderer in a wide world of interests, from Music to Robotics. He is a writer, he paints, he creates ideas for children, heLOVES music and taking care of people. He used to be a very succesful tour-guide. Georgia Drakaki is a Greek journalist. She deals with cultural reportage and she is a huge fan of Rembetiko. She writes lyrics for songs and she sings as well. She has written 2 theatrical pieces and her third is being prepared for the theatre this year. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
Greek tapas (mezedes). Water & deli surprises Food for vegeterians/vegans as well. A menu of greek tapas is offered-ideal…
Wine, Greek Liquors In the taverna, we drink white or red wine. (or beer) Moreover, some raki, the greek vodka in shots.
Old & classical bulidings, traditional tavernas and greek live stages. Special, little parks and squares. Secret and picturesque streets. Every corner in this city where, historically, the Rembetiko Music was being played and still is... Locals' favourite spots of the city of Athens. Are you ready to deep into the real City of Goddess Athina? (Half of the experience is outdoors, the other half indoors)
Our experience will totally last about three hours. We will walk about 1h30min and we will eat/drink/listen to live music about 1h30min. We will start in afternoon and by 22:30 we will have finished.
Greek Folk Music: tour & dinner