La Ponta, the Greek Bagpipe Exhibition and Workshop, was established by Argy Kakissis and Yannis Pantazis in 2012 in the Venetian castle of Akrotiri. Over the next six years La Ponta’s work earned local and international renown.
In 2018, La Ponta expanded and relocated to a former winery from the turn of the century, in the traditional village of Megalochori, and began a new chapter as SYMPOSION by La Ponta.
SYMPOSION'S programming is influenced by Greek mythology's timeless relevance to life as it is lived today. Inspired by the nine Muses, 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.
LOCATED JUST FOOTSTEPS FROM THE MAIN SQUARE OF MEGALOCHORI VILLAGE
Follow the walking up from RAKI tavern - 2nd left under a beautiful bougainvillea and in minutes you'll arrive at our courtyard entrance.
Homeric Wine Cafe + Mythological Botanical Garden
Saliveros Performance Chamber/
Reception + Gift Shop
Cave of Polyphemus (Coming Soon)
We welcome you to our new premises in the traditional village of Megalochori, Santorini.