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Symposion's permanent collection showcases one-of-a-kind chanters from around the Aegean region and traditional Santorinian instruments sourced from the local community.

Our current exhibition offers a visual narrative of the renovation of our historic space.

We warmly welcome submissions for future exhibits, please take a look at Join + Give.


Tsabouna / Greek Bagpipe

A one of a kind exhibition of chanters showcases the ingenuity of instrument artisans from around the Aegean, highlighting the regional differences and the skill of the most well known craftsmen. Learn more >

Tsabouna / greek bagpipe
Traditional instruments of Santorini

Traditional Instruments of Santorini

Our private collection of vintage instruments from the island of Santorini have been played in festivals and merry making occasions for decades. 


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"Caryatis: Exhibition Beta" 


Photographer George Tatakis Continues to Captivate with "Caryatis: Exhibition Beta" on Santorini Island.

Following the resounding success of his debut showcase, "Caryatis: Exhibition Alpha," acclaimed photographer George Tatakis returns with a new artistic chapter: "Caryatis: Exhibition Beta."

22 international awards


Event Details:
Opening Night: September 5, 19:00 - 23:00
Exhibition Duration: September 5 - October 25
Venue: Symposion Cultural Center, Megalochori, Santorini, Greece


Continuing his exploration of Greece's rich cultural heritage, George Tatakis presents an impressive array of eleven fresh works from the "Caryatis" project, complemented by three captivating pieces from his earlier "Ethos" project. This exhibition, hosted by the picturesque Symposion Cultural Center in Megalochori, Santorini, marks the second introduction of his comprehensive body of work.

With "Caryatis," Tatakis masterfully captures the allure of women's local costumes, painting a tapestry that spans eras. Each image narrates a story – an homage to Greece's past and a bridge to its future. This work has received 22 international awards.

Situated in the heart of Megalochori on Santorini, the Symposion Cultural Center offers an idyllic backdrop for this visual journey. Just as the island's beauty enchants, Tatakis' images transport viewers to a realm where tradition and art harmonize.

Embrace Tradition, Embrace Art, Embrace Greece

For media inquiries, interviews, and press materials, please contact:
George Tatakis
+30 6947 455 499


About George Tatakis:
George Tatakis has been creating images related to the traditions of Greece for the last eight years. His work is divided into two main sections: the early work "Ethos", which presents traditional events throughout Greece, and the later "Caryatis", which focuses on women's local costumes. His work is exhibited internationally in important cultural institutions and organizations (Museum of Hellenic Culture of the Benaki Museum in Athens, Fragonard Museum in Cannes, Somerset House in London, etc.) and published in local and international publishing media (New York Times, National Geographic, Leica’s LFI etc.). In his photographic career, he has received 22 international awards, and his archive is kept in the photographic archives of the Benaki Museum. He is represented by the international agency INSTITUTE Artist.

At the same time, the photographer maintains close cooperation with important educational and research institutions such as the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens through the deputy professor of Social Folklore Mrs Vasiliki Chrysanthopoulos and the Research Center of Greek Song through the Director of Research Mrs Paraskevi Kanellatos. One of his important collaborations with these researchers is his participation with his photographic-ethnographic material in the archive "Karpathiko Glendi" ( as an element of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage, registered in the National Index of Greece (Ministry of Culture & Sports, Directorate of Newer Cultural Heritage, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intercultural Issues) in the year 2019.

He has published two books:
1) “Throw away your camera & become a photographer,” an essay on the art of photography, which has garnered excellent reviews, including a five-star review from Readers’ favorite.
2) "OLYMPOS: From Karpathos island to Byzantium", a photo album about the tradition of Olympos Karpathos, in the cycle of the year and the cycle of life.

He studied Electrical Engineering and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. His love for art and photography along the way led him to change his profession in that direction.






Her artwork, photos and paintings, is inspired by the fascinating atmosphere of Santorini, surrounded by sun, wind, light and crystal clear water of the Aegean Islands.

"Every walk I take my eyes are drawn to the details of my surroundings, and being in love with colors,

I feel happily forced to paint with my camera.

With my work I want to awake dreams, happiness and ease.

I want to invite you to make my dreams to become yours."  -Sabrina Venturi


Originally from Germany, a graduate of "Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart", she began her career as a textile designer and worked for many years as a designer and colorist for print motifs.
Her work took her to countries like Bali, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey

while her art is presented abroad at international art fairs and exhibitions and is included in collections throughout Austria, Bali, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
Already in the year of 1983 she had fallen in love with Santorini, and has made it her second home for the last decade



Τα έργα της, φωτογραφίες και πίνακες ζωγραφικής, είναι εμπνευσμένα από τη συναρπαστική ατμόσφαιρα της Σαντορίνης, που περιβάλλεται από τον ήλιο, τον άνεμο, το φως και τα κρυστάλλινα νερά των νησιών του Αιγαίου.

"Σε κάθε βόλτα που κάνω τα μάτια μου έλκονται από τις λεπτομέρειες του περιβάλλοντός μου, και όντας ερωτευμένη με τα χρώματα,

αισθάνομαι ευτυχώς αναγκασμένη να ζωγραφίζω με τη φωτογραφική μου μηχανή.

Με τη δουλειά μου θέλω να ξυπνήσω όνειρα, ευτυχία και άνεση.

Θέλω να σας προσκαλέσω να κάνετε τα όνειρά μου να γίνουν δικά σας".  -Sabrina Venturi



Με καταγωγή από τη Γερμανία, απόφοιτη της "Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart", ξεκίνησε την καριέρα της ως σχεδιάστρια υφασμάτων και εργάστηκε για πολλά χρόνια ως σχεδιάστρια και κολορίστας για μοτίβα εκτύπωσης.
Η δουλειά της την οδήγησε σε χώρες όπως το Μπαλί, την Αγγλία, το Χονγκ Κονγκ, την Ιταλία, την Πορτογαλία, την Ελβετία, την Ταϊβάν και την Τουρκία, ενώ η
 τέχνη της παρουσιάζεται σε διεθνείς εκθέσεις τέχνης και περιλαμβάνεται σε συλλογές σε όλη την Αυστρία, το Μπαλί, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα, το Λουξεμβούργο, την Ισπανία, την Ελβετία και τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες.
Ήδη από το έτος 1983 έχε ερωτευτεί τη Σαντορίνη, την οποία έχει κάνει δεύτερο σπίτι της την τελευταία δεκαετία.

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All of Santorini is an amalgamation of volcanic lava, epic landscapes and stark contrasts.

In order to know the "whole", Dimitra, loves to decompose it, to recompose it and praise its intelligent simplicity, both in the works of people and in the harmonious creations of nature.


A resident of Santorini by choice, after a long time of traveling on the 5 continents, from where her involvement in photography began.
Lover of the Cyclades, lover of everything beautiful in the smallest, simple and humble ways.



Το Όλον της Σαντορίνης είναι ένα Κράμα από ηφαιστιακή λάβα, επικά τοπία και έντονες αντιθέσεις.


Για να γνωρίσει το Όλον, η Δήμητρα, αγαπά να την αποσυνθέτει, να την επανασυνθέτει και να υμνεί την ευφυή απλότητά της, τόσο στα έργα των ανθρώπων, όσο και στα αρμονικά δημιουργήματα της φύσης.



Κάτοικος Σαντορίνης από επιλογή, μετά από μακρόχρονη ταξιδιωτική δράση στις 5 Ηπείρους, από όπου ξεκίνησε και η ενασχόλησή της με την Φωτογραφία.

Λάτρης των Κυκλάδων, λάτρης κάθε τι ωραίου στα πιο μικρά απλά και ταπεινά.


Symposion before Symposion

Photography exhibition by Monique Limbos of Symposion in 2017, prior to the renovation.

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