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Chora, Hand-crafting Jewels

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Chora, Peloponnese, Greece

  • Activities

    Crafts, Educational Tour, Lifestyle

  • Price
    €100 EUR per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    10.00-13.00 or 18.00-21.00, throughout the year

  • Starting Location

    The central Chora square

  • Price Includes

    Workshop materials. Beverages.

  • Notes

    Meeting Point: the central Chora square. Chora is a beautiful little town built in the hinterland of Messinia, Peloponnese. It is known for its ancient monuments (the Mycenaean palace of Nestor).

Highlights

  • Creating hand-crafted silver jewels. Chora, Messinia: where the Experience will take place. Eleni & Lina are your Hostesses for the whole experience.
  • Eleni and Lina live in Chora (a village in Messinia, Peloponnese) and belong to a large family with a long tradition in the art of silversmithing.
  • They offer a unique experience that involves learning how to craft ancient-style greek jewels.
  • Their visitors will also have the opportunity to hand-craft their own dream-jewel.
  • What’s Special about this experience: hand-crafting unique silver jewels under the expert guidance of Eleni & Lina

Trip Info

Creating hand-crafted silver jewels.

Chora, Messinia: where the Experience will take place.

Eleni & Lina Kakotylimenou are your Hostesses for the whole experience.

Eleni & Lina are expert crafts-women, continuing a long family tradition. They have undertaken extensive silversmithing and ceramics courses over many years, and have learnt these crafts by following renowned teachers. They love to show their art to travellers, while at the same time offering a unique blend of hospitality that will make travellers feel at home.
- Place of Origin: Kalamata
- Lives in: Kalamata
- Speaks: English
- Loves: silversmithing, music, volunteering, nature, art, agriculture, walk-abouts
- Has Travelled to: all over Greece
- Personal Traits: polite, hospitable, passionate about their job

Here’s how we’ll spend the day and what we’ll do together:

1. Create your own hand-crafted silver
Within Eleni’s & Lina’s silversmith workshop, the visitor will immerse himself, under their expert guidance, into the art of silversmithing for traditional silver jewelry. Accompanied by hand-made food delis and sweet treats, and a warm family atmosphere, he will also create his own silver jewels.

2. King Nestor’s Palace
Within walking distance from Eleni’s & Lina’s home, the visitors have the chance to visit the local archaeological museum, and the ancient remains of the Mycenaean palace of Nestor, which is one of the greatest archaeological sites throughout the Peloponnese.

Group size: 4 persons max

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