May 3, 2017
The inaugural 2017 Tangents
Music Tour sold out in less than a week. I'm hopeful
this new adventure will be the first of several annual music tours in
If you would like to be in the loop for future
Greece music tours, email tangentsgreecetour (at) gmail.com.
As with the Tangents Turkey Music Tours, there are 10+ world class
concerts, mostly in intimate settings. We travel the country and opt for charming and culturally authentic instead of Western
styled deluxe hotels.
Greek musicians tend to book concerts about a month in advance.
However, due to cultivating solid relationships already 3 artists
appear to be lined up for the Tangents Greece Music Tour. I say
"appear" because nothing is certain in Greece. The musicians are Haig
Yazdjian, The Daulute Trio and Alekos Vretos.
Greece has extraordinary problems but is safe, beautiful, has a rich
and diverse music scene and Greeks are among the most hospitable on
earth. (as are Turks)
There are significant challenges. Ross Daly
told me "Greece is a failed state for musicians." Yet after meeting
musicians and others from one end of Greece to the other I am confident
these challenges can be overcome. An ambitious tour like this can
not happen without the support of musicians (including Ross) and other
members of the music industry who supported me every step of the way
from my first day in Greece.
Tour itinerary hubs are
Athens, Chania (Crete), Thessaloniki, Pelion and Ioannna. Athens is
home to many of the top musicians in Greece and our hotel is across
from the Acropolis Museum. We stay in the old town section of Chania near
the harbor, a picturesque charming setting on the island Crete.
Thessaloniki is probably the hippest city in Greece. Pelion is a gentle
mountain with ubiquitous natural flowing fountains.
Ioannina is in NW Greece near the Pindos Mountains where the 46 villages that
comprise Zagorohoria boast magnificent views and wild beauty. This region is home to the Epirus
style of music.
To get a feel for Tangents music tours you can access testimonials and philosophy links.
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
Dore entertained by Cretan cats on recent visit to Chania, Crete.
(Photo by Donna Ludlow, 10/8/16)
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Tangents Greece Music Tour: Sold Out
October 7-24, 2017