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Symposion - 17 September 2022-0989
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Summer 2023

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Thanasis Kleopas 

Thanasis Kleopas is a composer, singer, ancient lyre and guitar player with many performances around the word, such as Thailand, Japan, India, France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
He combines traditional music with the ancient Greek lyre and tries to produce emotion-provoking music. He performed in the past in churches, schools with kids with special needs, museums, and even in fashion shows such as Dolce & Gabbana summer show in Milan.
For more informations

Stefanos Kleopas 

Stefanos Kleopas was born in 2000 and started playing the piano in the age of 7 studying classical music. He studied in the music school of Thessaloniki where he acquired a spherical perception for music.He continued his studies in in Athens learning jazz at the conservatories of Athenaum and Jazzart with Spiros Manesis. Lately he has been collaborating with his father, Thanasis Kleopas performing in Pelilti festival in April of 2023.

Title of the performance

A journey through time and space with Greek music from antiquity till today


The performance begins with the first song ever recorded : The epitaph of Seikilos. Then continues traveling In different regions of Greece and meeting their own traditional music, leading up to today where we will present you our own compositions. Primal melodies of the ancient lyre blend with the jazzy colours of the piano offering a unique experience.

Thanasis Kleopas: voice, ancient Greek lyre, guitar

Stefano's Kleopas: piano




Από την παράδοση στο σήμερα 

Η Maria-Christina Harper και η Νίκη Ξυλούρη δημιουργούν ένα μυσταγωγικό μουσικό τόπο που προσεγγίζει την Ελληνική μουσική παράδοση με δυναμικό και σύγχρονο τρόπο. Jazz και avant-garde στοιχεία βοηθούν την μουσική αυτή συνομιλία να αποκωδικοποιήσει την έννοια της μεταμόρφωσης μέσα από την ηχητική δημιουργία και την καταστροφή. 

Η χαρακτηριστική χροιά της φωνής της Ξυλούρη,  τα κρουστά και η βαρύτονη κρητική λύρα της μπλέκουν με το πειραματικό και μοναδικό παίξιμο της Μαρίας-Χριστίνας στην ηλεκτρική της άρπα. 

Oι δύο μουσικοί μπλέκουν περίτεχνα τους ήχους των οργάνων και τις μουσικές τους επιρροές προσεγγίζοντας πολύπλευρα την παράδοση, δημιουργώντας τον δικό τους ξεχωριστό ήχο. Η πρώτη τους εμφάνιση έγινε στα πλαίσια του Jazz Chronicles του ΚΠΙΣΝ.  


Maria-Christina Harper : Ηλεκτρακουστική Άρπα, Εφέ, Διασκευές 

Νίκη Ξυλούρη : Τραγούδι, Κρουστά, Κρητική Λύρα 



Traditional Music in the modern world

Maria-Christina Harper and Niki Xylouri create an electrifying soundscape that approaches Greek traditional music in a dynamic and modern way. Jazz and avant-garde elements enrich this musical encounter merging two musical worlds and the results forms the basis for understanding the path to musical creation.

Niki Xylouri, daughter of legendary Psarantonis, has a warm distinct voice and uses traditional Greek percussive instruments and a custom-made baritone lyre. Greek born with Egyptian roots, electric jazz harpist and composer Maria-Christina Harper is reinventing the sound of the harp in the jazz world. The two musicians craftfully connect the sounds of their instruments and musical influences creating unique sounds. Their first performance was at the Jazz Chronicles concert series of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

Their first album will be released by United we Fly in 2024 with Psarantonis’ participation.

Maria-Christina Harper : Electro-acoustic harp, effects, arrangements

Niki Xylouri : Vocals, Percussion, Cretan Lyre.

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21:00 - 23:00
at Symposion Cultural Center | Megalochori, Santorin


Point Two is the latest project of Christos Rafalides and Petros Klampanis, two jazz musicians based in NYC that originally hail from Greece. They play a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and covers that are given an entirely fresh perspective
through this unusual instrumentation. Their fearless brand of music incorporates a world of styles orchestrated by loops, vocals, percussive effects, and whatever techniques this creative duo is inspired to try. With a focus on both performance and education,
PointTwo has presented concerts across the USA and Greece, and given workshops to university-level students on ensemble playing, polyrhythms and Latin jazz.


Petros Klampanis: Bass
Christos Rafalides: Vibraphone

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ΣΕΡΓΙΑΝΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗ | Promenade In Tradition

Traditional music is unquestionably one of the fundamental pillars in the language of a people - for its originality, unpretentious beauty, effortless simplicity and pure expressive power.

Michalis Markopoulos - Vocals & Lute, Aggelos Drossos - Vocals & Cretan Lyre, Yannis Pantazis - Wind & Percussion Instruments and Michalis Valvis - Vocals & Bouzouk have been exploring the fundamental rhythms of Greek traditional music for the past ten years. With "PROMENADE IN TRADITION" they present an anthology of selected songs and musical compositions drawn from the archipelago of Greek musical heritage.

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Ross Daly has traveled the world, mainly in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, studying various forms of local music traditions. In 1982 he established an educational institution called Labyrinth Musical Workshop, which  since 2002 is situated in the village of Houdetsi, on the island of Crete.  Seminars and "master-classes" are conducted every year at Labyrinth with some of the greatest teachers of traditional music from around the world. It is a meeting point for musicians and students and is recognized as the leading institution in Greece today, in the field of education of modal and traditional music in general.


Daly has released more than 35 albums of his own compositions and of his own arrangements of traditional melodies collected during his travels.

Ross Daly is the originator of the term Contemporary Modal Music, which refers to contemporary compositional works which draw their influences and inspiration from the broader world of Modal musical traditions which are found primarily (although not exclusively) in the vast geographical region between Western Africa and Western China.


Solis Barki was born in Athens. He is a musician, comedian and deals with illustration and comics. He has been taught Mediterranean, Persian and African percussion by Michalis Klapakis and Lefteris Grigoriou. He specializes in a wide variety of percussion instruments from around the world as well as other types of musical instruments such as the didjeridoo, with which he creates rich sound colors and vivid images.


He was a member of bands such as "Magic Carpet", "Theros", "Dingo", "LyrAvlos" and has collaborated with musicians such as Ross Daly, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mimis Plessas, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Zohar Fresco and many more in concerts in Greece and abroad.

He has participated in many recordings, while he also participates in theatrical and dance groups, such as the National Theater, as well as in fairy tale and storytelling performances.


Ross Daly : Cretan Lyre

Solis Barki : Percussion




Ο Κωστής Αβυσσινός, ένας από τους πιο γνωστούς μουσικούς της κρητικής μουσικής σκηνής, γνώριμος στο κοινό από την μακρόχρονη συνεργασία του με τους Χαΐνηδες, από τις συμμετοχές του σε δίσκους αγαπημένων φίλων αλλά και από την προσωπική του δισκογραφία, έρχεται για μια βραδιά στο Συμπόσιον. Με κύριο σημείο αναφοράς την παραδοσιακή μουσική, θα ερμηνεύσει τραγούδια αγαπημένα της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου. Μαζί του ο καταξιωμένος δεξιοτέχνης στο νέι, Νίκος Παραουλάκης. Δυο καλοί γνώριμοι επί σκηνής, σε ένα μουσικό ταξίδι με άρωμα Μεσογείου.

Κωστής Αβυσσινός: τραγούδι, μαντολίνο, μπουλγαρί
Νίκος Παραουλάκης: νέι


Kostis Avissinos, one of the most famous musicians of the Cretan music scene, known to the audience from his long collaboration with the Hainides, from his participations in the albums of his dear friends and from his personal discography, comes for one night at the Symposion. With a focus on traditional music, he will perform songs beloved of the Eastern Mediterranean. He will be accompanied by the renowned ney virtuoso Nikos Paraoulakis. Two good acquaintances on stage, in a musical journey with a Mediterranean flavour.

Kostis Avyssinos: vocals, mandoline, bulgari
Nikos Paraoulakis: ney


ΝΙΚΟΣ ΖΙΩΓΑΛΑΣ & Δημήτρης Χατζηδημητρίου | NIKOS ZIOGALAS & Dimitris Chatzidimitriou

21:00 - 23:00
at Symposion Cultural Center | Megalochori, Santorini


​Ο Νίκος Ζιώγαλας δεν χρειάζεται συστάσεις, τα τραγούδια του δεν έχουν πάψει στιγμή να μας συντροφεύουν από το ραδιόφωνο ή στις παρέες, αφού ο αγαπημένος τραγουδοποιός έχει γράψει επιτυχίες που έχουν αποδειχτεί διαχρονικές! Οι ευχάριστες μουσικές εκπλήξεις διαδέχονται η μία την άλλη κατά την διάρκεια του προγράμματος. Μια σειρά από μοναδικά live με αγαπημένες επιλογές από την προσωπική δισκογραφία του Νίκου Ζιώγαλα (Σαν σταρ του σινεμά, Πάρε με απόψε, πάρε με, Θα σου φανερωθώ, Πέφτω ψηλά), αλλά και διασκευές με δόσεις έντεχνου και παραδοσιακού στοιχείου όπως συνηθίζει να κάνει στις ζωντανές του εμφανίσεις.
Μαζί του ο Δημήτρης Χατζηδημητρίου στα πλήκτρα και στην φωνή. Ενας νέος ταλαντούχος και εξαιρετικός τραγουδοποιός από τη Θεσσαλονίκη με 2 δισκογραφικές δουλειές και αμέτρητα χιλιόμετρα “on the road”. Υπηρετεί την μουσική από διάφορα πόστα και τα τελευταία χρόνια είναι σταθερός συνοδοιπόρος του Νίκου Ζιώγαλα και της παρέας του (Λ.Παπαδόπουλος, Γιοκαρίνης, Μηλιώκας, Καζούλης κ.α.)


Nikos Ziogalas needs no introduction to to the Greek audience, his songs have never ceased to accompany them on the radio or in the company of friends, since the beloved songwriter has written hits that have proven to be timeless! The pleasant musical surprises follow one after the other during the programme. A series of unique live performances with favorite selections from Nikos Ziogalas' personal discography, but also covers with doses of art and traditional elements as he used to do in his live performances.
With him Dimitris Hadjidemitriou on keyboards and vocals. A young talented and excellent songwriter from Thessaloniki with 2 recordings and countless kilometers "On the road". He serves music from various positions and in recent years he is a constant companion of Nikos Ziogalas and his company.



Traditional Greek songs, ancient melodies and original compositions.

Yannis Pantazis - Wind & String instruments

Yannis Pantazis has been composing music and performing in Greece and internationally for over twenty years. In addition, he is a widely respected instrument artisan with a special interest in mythology and the role of music in Greece's past.

More about Yannis Pantazis


Yannis Kouelis - Percussion instruments

Yannis Kouelis was born in 1977 in Athens. He grew up in Perama, and in 1996 he studied at the Democritus University Thrace, in the Department of Physical Education & Sports. At the age of 16 he started music lessons. He studied for 2 years at the conservatory of contemporary music R.S.I. (Rhythm Section Institute), with the master Greek drummer GEORGIO METALLINO, in the drum and percussion section, according to the standards of the American academies. After his studies, he worked at the Menelaos Sykakis conservatory of contemporary music in Komotini, in the drum-percussion department, while at the same time he participated professionally in music concerts of traditional, artistic, folk and rock music with the Rodopi Cultural Movement and the Komotini Youth Community, for 4 years.
For the last 23 years, now based in Santorini, he has been participating in concerts - festivals (Ermoupoleia Syros, Strogyli Festival, Banyoles-Spain Festival, etc.) with various musical groups. He is a founding member of the EFKROTON percussion group and teaches drums and percussion at the KISIRIS MUSIC LAB.

*First performance June 15, 2023

Spring 2023

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«PITHIGIA 2023» 

2nd Santorini wine tasting meeting at Symposion Cultural Center


For the second year in a row ‘’Pithigia’’ wine exhibition and tasting was organized with the participation of 14 wineries from the island of Santorini on the 9th of April at the traditional canava of "Symposion Cultural Center" in Megalochori, Santorini. 

Professionals and wine lovers who visited "Pithigia 2023" had the opportunity to taste the wines from the previous year’s harvest which we will be enjoyed during this  summer.


Wineries participating in "Pithigia 2023" were:












  • OENO P 




Summer 2022





The distinguished musician and composer Stavros Lantsias and the eminent Andreas Polyzogopoulos visit Santorini for a special musical journey.

They presented a unique concert with a program that was presented in Germany, Greece and Cyprus, where it was enthusiastically received. It includes melodic compositions by Stavros Latsias with influences from classical music, film music and Jazz.

Stavros Lantsias was born in Cyprus in 1966. He studied classical piano and music theory at the Hellenic Conservatory of Nicosia. In 1986 he moved to America where he received a degree in orchestration from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He also took courses in film music composition. He was awarded the "Count Besie Jazz Masters award for pianists 1989" and the "Quincy Jones Jazz Masters award for arrangers 1990". Stavros Lantsias is highly regarded as a pianist and has collaborated with important Greek artists such as Dionysis Savvopoulos, Elli Paspala, Alcinoos Ioannidis, Orpheas Peridis, Eleni Koraindrou, Nikos Xydakis, Haris Alexiou, Kostas Tournas, Giorgos Dalaras, Christos Thivaios, Yiannis Charoulis and Eleni Vitali. In recent years, in addition to Greece and Cyprus, he has been presenting his music in concert halls in various German cities.


Andreas Polyzogopoulos was born in 1981 and grew up in Saamiko, Ilia Prefecture. He studied jazz guitar at the Philippos Nakkas conservatory and graduated in 2002, while two years before he started playing the trumpet. In October 2002 he moved to the Netherlands and studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory. While studying in Amsterdam he participated in various "multinational" groups and in 2006 he created the Poly Quartet, a group with which he presented his compositions for the first time. In 2008 they recorded the CD "Perfumed Dreams" and won first place at the Motives for Jazz competition in Belgium. He has collaborated with Tore Brunborg, Markus Stockhausen, Michel Portal, Tony Lakatow, Gunter baby Sommer, Anne Paceo, Mode Plegal, Psarantoni, Savina Giannatou, Maria Faradouri, Dulce Pontes, Serge Teyssot Gay (Noir Desires), Nikos Sidirokastritis, Kostas Theodorou , Giorgos Trantalidis, Haig Yazdjan, David Lynch, Vangelis Katsoulis, Takis Barberis, Thanasis Papakonstantinou etc.. In 2014 he created a new band and in 2015 he released the CD "Anicca" which consists of his compositions.

Stavros Lantsias |

Piano, Melodica & Metallophone

Andreas Polyzogopoulos |

Trumpet & Flugelhorn



Loudovikos from Anogeia will captivate the mind and soul, caressing our ears with the echo of heavenly melodies from the Angels' descent to Anogeia on their way to Earth.

A program with traditional verses, obituaries, mandinades, quotes from Erotokritos and Hadjidakis, but also his own songs.​

Marina Dakanali will accompany him on song and guitar.

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Georgios Dramoudanis (Anogeia Rethymnon, January 28, 1951), known mainly by the stage name Loudovikos from Anogeia, is a Greek composer and singer.​

He was born in Anogeia Rethymnon in Crete in 1951. His father's name is Vasilios Dramoudanis and his mother's name is Louloudia. He has five other brothers, Nikos, Manolis, Giannis, Mary and Dimitris. He studied economics at ASOEE, but did not graduate. In 1979, he met Manos Hadjidakis, who had come to Anogeia with ERT's THIRD PROGRAM for the music festivals that take place there every year, and who highlighted him.​

He is the artistic director of Hyacinthia, as President of the Association "Friends of Hyacinthia events. A look at the cultures of the Sacred Mountain of Ida". Hyacinthia are the cultural events that take place every year during July in Anogeia.​

Loudovikos from Anogeia is also a painter, having presented his works in personal exhibitions in Athens and Crete.​

He has received positive reviews for his unique style of songwriting.

Loudovikos from Anogeia | Song and Mandolin

Marina Dakanali | Song

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"Dedication to Mikis Theodorakis: Epitaph of Yannis Ritsos":Pemi Zouni and Iakovos Kolanian

The "Epitafios" of Yannis Ritsos set to music by the great Greek composer. The work that opened the way for the world to commune with Poetry, through traditional, folk and classical elements of music. The arrangement of "Epitafius" for guitar by the acclaimed soloist Iakovos Kolanian, which was greeted with enthusiasm by M. Theodorakis characterizing this particular arrangement as the closest to the spirit of the work.

A meeting – station for Greek culture: Mikis Theodorakis and Yiannis Ritsos. The Epitaph of Yannis Ritsos set to music by the great Greek composer. The work that opened the way for the world to commune with Poetry, through traditional, folk and classical elements of music.


Meeting two: The arrangement of the Epitaph for guitar by the acclaimed soloist Iakovos Kolanian, which was greeted with enthusiasm by Mikis Theodorakis, characterizing this particular arrangement as the closest to the spirit of the work.


Meeting three: Pemi Zouni and Iakovos Kolanian. Two acclaimed artists in the field of theater and music converse, complement each other and discover common areas of their aesthetics and education, presenting a unique proposal, a harmonious marriage of Speech and Music.


The theatrical interpretation of the eight poems set to music by Mikis Theodorakis alternates with the musical interpretation, in the unique arrangement for guitar by Iakovos Kolanian.

The poems that were not included in the eight songs by M. Theodorakis are performed by both artists together. Here Iakovos Kolanian performs compositions by:

-Leo Brouwer (“Un dia de Noviembre”)
-Fernando Sor (“Largo”)
-Francisco Tarrega (“Recuerdos de la Alhambra”)
-Jorge Cardoso (“Milonga”)
-Traditional Armenian (Noubar-Noubar)
-Frederic Chopin (“Valse No 2”) and
-J. S. Bach (“Chaconne”)
-Augustin Barrios (La cathedral)

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"Crossovers Duet"

Aggeliki Toubanaki & Thanos Stavridis

From Traditional Melodies to open heart-full Improvisations

The World Jazz vocalist and performer Aggeliki Toubanaki and  virtuoso accordionist Thanos Stavridis present the multi-collective project "Crossovers": from tradition to modern form.

An explosive musical program; Balkan tunes, Mediterranean and Anatolian melodies mixed with contemporary harmony, crossover improvisations and vocals. A multidimensional sound environment with landmark songs of the Greek and international music scene.

The two musicians cross sounds, tell the stories in a unique interpretive way, generously testifying their passion for improvisation and make us part of their spontaneous musical play.

"Crossovers" is an open musical "hug", a wild celebration of emotions, a journey through time, places and the magical pulse of the world's musical traditions!

Aggeliki Toubanaki  (PhD) Vocalist, performer, producer, sound experimentalist, voice teacher


Aggeliki Toubanaki considers the human voice to be the most expressive and the richest in terms of musical nuances instrument. Using voice, she improvises, she experiments, she expresses herself and communicates, having a strong belief in artistic expression that lies beyond musical borders and social norms. 

Alongside her musical studies she completed a long cycle of scientific research – she has been awarded a PhD (Distinction) in Cellular Biology by the Medical School of the University of Athens. The deeper relationship between science and art is what she considers to be her basic pillar of inspiration and expression, and hence semantically an experimentally explores the potentials of the human voice through improvisation, through artistic expression and through the interdisciplinary route.

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2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of our cultural center.

In 2012 our first performance started with our dear friend Thanasis Kleopas and this year together with Apostolos Proponis they will open the summer performance series at Symposion!


KLEOPAS SYNAPSYS, with Thanasis Kleopas and Apostolos Proponis, takes us on a time travel through Greek music from antiquity until today,  from the islands to the mountains.


Thanasis Kleopas

Kleopas is a self-taught Greek cosmopolitan musician. He has traveled, lived and played his compositions out of Greece in countries such as Thailand , India, Japan, France, Germany, Holland, Cyprus...

He is a composer as well as a singer and he plays the Apollon's ancient Greek lyre ,the guitar and the bouzouki. Listening to Kleopas' melodies one can understand his Greek origins as well as his deep love for world music.

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They presented us traditional songs from the urban centers and the province of Crete, favorite from Asia Minor, selections from Aegean islands as well as the wider Mediterranean area. A songs selection that were recorded at the beginning to the middle of the last century and whose roots are lost in the depths of our history, capable of conveying cultural memories that are in danger
of being lost in our time.

The music group Eran started its course in 2013 as a group of musician friends with a common point of love for the music of Crete (eran means to love). From his first steps he was embraced not only by the love of the public but also by the appreciation of renowned musicians and artists with whom he collaborated such as Giannis Xylouris, Elias Logothetis, Maria Zachari, Panagiotis Sdoukos and many others. of the number of concerts inside and outside Crete as well as 2 discography works.

Nektarios Pachiadakis - Cretan lyre and Vocals

Kyveli Sergiou - Vocals and Percussion instrument

Vangelis Fanourakis - Lute, Bulgari and Vocals


Παρουσιάστηκαν  παραδοσιακά τραγούδια από τα αστικά κέντρα αλλά και την επαρχία της Κρήτης, αγαπημένα μικρασιάτικα, επιλογές από νησιά του Αιγαίου καθώς και της ευρύτερης περιοχής της Μεσογείου. Επέλεξαν τραγούδια που ηχογραφήθηκαν στις αρχές έως και τα μέσα του προηγούμενου αιώνα και των οποίων οι ρίζες χάνονται στο βάθος της ιστορίας μας, ικανά να μεταφέρουν πολιτισμικές μνήμες που κινδυνεύουν να χαθούν στην εποχή μας.

Το μουσικό σχήμα Εράν ξεκίνησε την πορεία του το 2013 ως μία παρέα φίλων μουσικών με κοινό σημείο την αγάπη για την μουσική της Κρήτης (εράν σημαίνει να αγαπάς) . Από τα πρώτα βήματά του αγκαλιάστηκε όχι μόνο από την αγάπη του κοινού αλλά και από την εκτίμηση καταξιωμένων μουσικών και καλλιτεχνών με τους οποίους και συνεργάστηκε όπως ο Γιάννης Ξυλούρης , ο Ηλίας Λογοθέτης , η Μαρία Ζαχαρή , ο Παναγιώτης Σδούκος και πολλοί άλλοι. Έχει στο βιογραφικό του πλήθος συναυλιών εντός και εκτός Κρήτης καθώς και 2
δισκογραφικές δουλειές.

Νεκτάριος Παχιαδάκης - Κρητική λύρα και Τραγούδι
Κυβέλη Σεργίου - Τραγούδι κ
αι κρουστά

Βαγγέλης Φανουράκης - Λαούτο, Μπουλγαρί και Τραγούδι.

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Στις 17 Απριλίου, 2022, πραγματοποιήθηκε συνάντηση γευσιγνωσίας Θηραϊκών οίνων.

Με τη συμμετοχή 15 οινοποιείων θα πραγματοποιήθηκε έκθεση και γευσιγνωσία σαντορινιών οίνων τελευταίας εσοδείας 2021, από τις 12:00 μέχρι τις 19:00.


Τα «ΠΙΘΟΙΓΙΑ 2022», ήρθαν να θυμίσουν την πρώτη μέρα της αρχαίας παραδοσιακής γιορτής των Ανθεστηρίων. Τη μέρα «των πίθων», που ξεσφράγιζαν  τα πήλινα αγγεία όπου φύλαγαν τον οίνο, δοκίμαζαν την καινούργια σοδειά και οι αγοραστές γέμιζαν τα αγγεία τους.


Η αμπελοοινική παράδοση του νησιού της Σαντορίνης, από την αρχαιότητα μέχρι σήμερα αποτελεί ένα από τα βασικά στοιχεία της  πολιτισμικής του ταυτότητας.


Οι επαγγελματίες και οι οινόφιλοι είχαν τη δυνατότητα να δοκιμάσουν τους οίνους που θα γεμίσουν τα  ποτήρια μας, το καλοκαίρι του 2022.

Οινοποιεία που συμμετείχαν:

Οινοποιείο Άνυδρους

Οινοποιείο Βασάλτης

Οινοποιείο Βενετσάνος

Οινοποιία Γαβαλά

Οινοποιείο Αρτέμης Καραμολέγκος

Οινοποιείο Βαγγέλης Καραμολέγκος

Οινοποιείο Μικρά Θήρα

Οινοποιείο Μπουτάρη

Κάναβα Ρούσσος

Κτήμα Σιγάλα

Κάναβα ΣΑΝΤΟΡΙΝΗ 1974

Οινοποιείο Χατζηδάκη

Κάναβα Χρυσού Τσέλεπος


Aggelos Drosos (vocals & cretan lyre), Michalis Markopoulos (vocals & lute) and Yiannis Pantazis (vocals, wind & percussion instruments) played in the garden courtyard.


Traditional music is unquestionably one of the fundamental pillars in the language of a people - for its originality, unpretentious beauty, effortless simplicity and pure expressive power. 

Aggelos Drossos, Michalis Markopoulos and Yannis Pantazis have been exploring the fundamental rhythms of Greek traditional music for the past ten years. With "PROMENADE IN TRADITION" they present an anthology of selected songs and musical compositions drawn from the archipelago of Greek musical heritage.


Traditional Greek songs, ancient melodies and original compositions.

Yannis Pantazis - Wind & String instruments​

Yannis Kouelis - Percussion instruments

Summer 2021

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On September 4, 2021, Maria Papageorgiou played in the garden courtyard.


Η Μαρία Παπαγεωργίου, έρχεται με το ιδιαίτερο project της Solo Out, το Σάββατο 4 Σεπτεμβρίου. 

Πάντα ανήσυχη και συνεπής στο όνειρό της, καταργεί τις ρεπερτοριακές νόρμες και επιστρέφει  με μια νέα πρόταση.

Το Solo Out είναι μια μοναχική επί σκηνής διαδρομή που πρωτοπαρουσιάστηκε το 2010 και βρήκε έδαφος να ανθίσει δέκα χρόνια μετά στη σκηνή του Gazarte στην Αθήνα , όχι ως ανάγκη αφαίρεσης ανθρώπων, ήχων και δονήσεων , αλλά ως μέγιστη εξερεύνηση του ελάχιστου εαυτού μας. 

Περικυκλωμένη από κάθε λογής μουσικό όργανο, η Μαρία Παπαγεωργίου, σε μια solo performance, ντύνει με τη φαντασία τραγούδια της δισκογραφίας της , της συνάντησής της με το έργο του Μίκη Θεοδωράκη και τραγούδια που αγάπησε,  δίνοντας νέα ανάγνωση σε αυτά μέσα από την ευρύτερη έννοιας της μουσικότητας. Κιθάρες, synths, loops και κρουστά συνθέτουν το μουσικό αυτό περιβάλλον και πλέκουν τις γλώσσες, τις δεκαετίες, τους τραγουδοποιούς και τις ιστορίες τους.


Maria Papageorgiou comes with her special project Solo Out, on Saturday, September 4th.

Always restless and consistent in her dream, she abolishes the repertoire norms and returns with a new proposal.

Solo Out is a solo stage tour that premiered in 2010 and found ground to flourish ten years later on the Gazarte stage in Athens, not as a need to remove people, sounds and vibrations, but as a maximum exploration of our minimal selves.

Surrounded by all kinds of musical instruments, Maria Papageorgiou, in a solo performance, dresses with imagination songs from her discography, her meeting with the work of Mikis Theodorakis and songs she loved, giving a new reading to them through her broader meaning. musicality. Guitars, synths, loops and percussions compose this musical environment and weave their languages, decades, songwriters and stories.


Στις 8 Οκτωβρίου, 2021, πραγματοποιήθηκαν τα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης με θέμα

“200 χρόνια από την Επανάσταση”.

Στο πλαίσιο του έτους “Σαντορίνη 1821-2021”, το “Συμπόσιον” Κέντρο Πολιτισμού, η Θηραϊκή Εταιρεία Επιστημών, Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών, το παράρτημα Θήρας του Εθνικού Ωδείου και το Ψηφιακό Αρχείο Θήρας διοργάνωσαν ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση.​

Στην ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση συμμετέχουν οι εικαστικοί:

  • Χρήστος Cesarios Αντωνιάδης

  • Όλγα Αρχόντου

  • Χριστόφορος Ασιμής

  • Αληθινή Κολιούση

  • Απόλλωνας Κολιούσης

  • Δημήτρης Κολιούσης

  • Γρηγορία Κυρκούδη

  • Πέπος-Βαγγέλης Ρούσσος

  • Μαρίνα Ταλιαδούρου

Τα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης συνόδευσαν δύο μοναδικές μουσικές παραστάσεις από τους Γιάννη Μπουλιέρη και Έλλη Χάλαρη (κιθάρα) και την Εβελίνα Τσιαντζή-Μαντέ (πιάνο).


On September 25, 2021, Katerina Papadopoulou & Notio Toxo played in the garden courtyard.


"A musical performance with lyrics, melody pictures, movement, bathed in the eternal light of the Aegean."​

Musical portaits-traces that leave their mark on time, in conversation with the photographic portraits by Constantinos Sofikitis, exist in total harmony to create a magical atmosphere that embraces all the authenticity and power of this place.


"Μια μουσική παράσταση με λόγο, μελωδία, εικόνα, κίνηση, λουσμένη στο ανέσπερο φως του Αιγαίου"

Μουσικά πορτραίτα-αποτυπώματα στο χρόνο, σε συνομιλία με τα φωτογραφικά πορτραίτα του Κωνσταντίνου Σοφικίτη, σε απόλυτη αρμονία, σε μια ατμόσφαιρα μαγική που εμπεριέχει όλη την αλήθεια και τη δύναμη αυτού του τόπου.


On July 31 & August 1, 2021, George Xylouris (vocals & cretan lyre) and Yiannis Polychronakis (double bass) played in the garden courtyard.

George Xylouris, or "Psarogiorgis" as he is called in Crete, always manages to combine in a perfectly harmonious and elegant way the strict and simple sound of the Cretan tradition with some select of modern elements, which emphasize the free "flight" of the imagination.

This rare combination emerges through his deeply experienced relationship with Cretan music that begins in his childhood in his village, Anogia, and through a rich experience in collaborations with musicians from other related traditions as well as its artists from the contemporary music scene.

In the program he will play at SYMPOSION he will present traditional pieces, his own compositions and improvisations in order to introduce his listeners to a dimension of Cretan music that is beyond and far from the usual folklore references, in a much wider field of timeless archetypes and authentic expression.

Giannis Polychronakis (double bass) will accompany him, one of the most open and innovative musicians of today's Crete.


On Saturday, July 24, 2021 & August 28, Aggelos Drosos (vocals & cretan lyre), Michalis Markopoulos (vocals & lute) and Yiannis Pantazis (vocals, wind & percussion instruments) played in the garden courtyard.


Traditional music is unquestionably one of the fundamental pillars in the language of a people - for its originality, unpretentious beauty, effortless simplicity and pure expressive power. 

Aggelos Drossos, Michalis Markopoulos and Yannis Pantazis have been exploring the fundamental rhythms of Greek traditional music for the past ten years. With "PROMENADE IN TRADITION" they present an anthology of selected songs and musical compositions drawn from the archipelago of Greek musical heritage.

On August 7, 2021, KADINELIA played in the garden courtyard.

Από την παράδοση της Ελλάδας σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο. Αυτό το μουσικό ταξίδι προσφέρουν οι Kadinelia, το world acoustic ντουέτο του Θανάση Ζήκα και της Εύης Σεϊτανίδου. Ένα ταξίδι στο οποίο τα διαχρονικά ακούσματα της χώρας μας αποκτούν νέο χαρακτήρα μέσα από τις χαρισματικές κιθαριστικές μελωδίες και το αρμονικό τραγούδι των δύο μουσικών.

Οι Kadinelia πρωτοήρθαν σε επαφή το 2013, ανταλλάσσοντας ιδέες και εναλλάσσοντας ήχους. Την άνοιξη του 2014 κατέληξαν στην τελική μορφή του μουσικού τους project: στον εμπλουτισμό της παραδοσιακής ελληνικής μουσικής με blues και rock στοιχεία. Η αγάπη τους για την καλλιτεχνική έκφραση των λαών τους οδήγησε σύντομα σε διασκευές παραδοσιακών κομματιών και από άλλες χώρες.

Σήμερα η μουσική τους αποτελείται από διασκευές παραδοσιακών ήχων, αλλά και από πρωτότυπες συνθέσεις του Θανάση και της Εύης. Το φθινόπωρο του 2019 το ντουέτο μπήκε στο στούντιο. Μετά από ένα μήνα εντατικών ηχογραφήσεων ολοκλήρωσαν το πρώτο τους άλμπουμ, το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε τον Μάιο του 2020.

Επί σκηνής οι Kadinelia αποδεικνύουν ότι με την κατάλληλη ενέργεια ακόμα και ολιγομελή σχήματα μπορούν να προσφέρουν μία «γεμάτη» συναυλιακή εμπειρία. Η αφοσίωση και η άψογη παρουσία τους πάνω στο stage τους έχουν χαρίσει αναγνώριση, ανοίγοντας συναυλιακές πόρτες σε όλες τις άκρες της Ελλάδας, αλλά και στο εξωτερικό. 

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On Saturday, July 3, 2021, we hosted Christina Maxouri (vocals) and Konstantino Evaggelidi (piano).

Guided by the canon of poems by Odysseus Elytis that have been set to music, and incorporating excerpts from Elytis’ prose collections ‘En Lefko’ (In White) and ‘Open Papers’, as well as fragments of classical music and variations on familiar themes, Christina Maxouri and Konstantinos Evaggelidis create a literary musical narration, centered around the crystal clear and elegant poetic voice of Elytis.


In the courtyard of Symposion,  for 4 different dates this summer, we hosted a group of local musicians from the local conservatory, who performed arrangements of Greek rock songs with Maria Hamis and under the guidance of Christoforos Gavalas. 

26/6/21 & 17/7/21 & 21/8/21 & 18/9/21











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On Friday, August 13, 2021, we hosted ΦΟΙΝΙΚΕΣ.











Summer 2020


On Sunday, July 28, 2019, we hosted the group ERAN Sergiou Kiveli - Percussion and Vocals along sideNectarios Pahiadakis - Lyra and Vocals


They played songs from Crete and other islands of Greece and Asia Minor.


On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, we hosted Yannis Varvarigos and Tasos Seremetis (lute and oud) iin the Garden Courtyard for a journey through the music of Greece.


Starting from Constantinople, passing through Cappadocia to Epirus, from Crete to Thrace, all the way to Cyprus and Southern Italy.

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On Saturday, September 12, 2020, we hosted a group of students from the local conservatory In Santorini.

Guided by musician -

Christoforos Galavals


They played arrangements of Greek rock pieces from '80s through today.

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