We welcome you to our new premises in the traditional village of Megalochori, Santorini.
Symposion is a cultural center that hosts a broad range of activities and performances inspired by the Nine Muses of the arts. Symposion is owned and operated by husband and wife, Argy Kakissis (Creative Director) and Yannis Pantazis (Musical Director/Musician/Instrument Artisan), who envision an immersive experience of music and mythology for their guests.
Symposion's programming is influenced by Greek mythology's timeless relevance to life as it is lived today. Symposion offers guests a unique experience through interactive tours, workshops, vintage instrument exhibitions, and original performances. Symposion’s programming caters to adults and children, the local community, and global travelers alike.
Symposion's architecturally unique premises in Megalochori, built at the turn of the last century by the master artisan and winemaker Zorzis Ioannis Saliveros, once housed his winemaking facilities and his livestock. Megalochori is a settlement that dates back to the 17th century and its historic homes and traditional character have been carefully preserved. Symposion has been renovated with careful attention to the unique character of the buildings, their place within village life and within the island’s storied history.
Homeric Wine Cafe + Mythological Botanical Garden
Saliveros Performance Chamber/
Reception + Gift Shop
Cave of Polyphemus (Coming Soon)
Located just footsteps from the main square of Megalochori Village.
Follow the walking path up from RAKI tavern, take the 2nd left under a beautiful bougainvillea and in minutes you'll arrive at our courtyard entrance.