Nov 20, 2017
(updates by Dore Stein)
recently completed Tangents Greece Music Tour was as close to
perfection as a music/cultural tour can be. I expected some hiccups in
Greece due to the financial crisis but none materialized.
I updated the Testimonial page and he 2017 Tangents Greece Music Tour Itinerary. Both links are highly informative.
I arranged 12 concerts in 17 nights with a who's who of Greek artists including Cretan lyra master and Tangents favorte Ross Daly, singer Kristi Stassinopoulou, oudist Haig Yazdjian, The Daulute Trio, Alekos Vretos Quintet, Kyriakos Gouventas Trio, Evgenios Voulgaris and Sokratis Sinopoulos duo, rebetiko guitarist Dimitris Mystakidis
, Balarom Trio, singer Martha Mavroidi and more.
The concerts were in intimate settings throughout Greece. There were 7 concerts
in Athens, 2 in Thessaloniki, 2 on Crete and 1 in Zagorohoria (Epirus
region in Pindos Mountains).
The tour travel hubs were
Athens, Crete (base is Chania), Thessaloniki, Pelion (mountain above
Volos), Ioannina, and Pindos Mountains. We also visited the other worldly UNESCO
World Heritage Site Meteora and
two gorgeous beaches, one on Crete and the other in Pelion and had
several 'alternative' walking tours in Athens and Thessaloniki.
for the October 2018 Tangents Greece Music Tour are underway. Because I
opt for culturally authentic boutique hotels, reservations are done a year in advance to secure rooms.
We just had our first general orientation and 9 poeple signed up. Group max size is normally 15. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415 584-4367 if you'd like to be in the loop for the 2018 tour.
It is tentatively schedued to begin Oct 5 and last 17
nights. It could shift a day or two. Dates and cost should be finalized
by year end. I welcome 1:1 orientations on the phone or if you live in
the Bay Area, we can meet in person.
I'll leave it to Mark Twain to get in the last word:
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
exploring culture through music, travel and adventure
Kyriakos Gouventas Trio performing in Thessaloniki
during the Oct. 2017 Tangents Greece Music Tour.
(Photo by Dore Stein)
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Oct 2018 Tangents Greece Music Tour
9/15 spots filled
em tangentsgreecetour(at)gmail.com or 415 584-4367