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Kalamata Wood and Metal Crafts

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    GoGreek for A Day, by Intron

  • Locations

    Kalamata, Peloponnese, Greece

  • Activities

    Crafts, Lifestyle

  • Price
    €50 EUR per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 - 12:00, May 9 - June 18, Aug 1 - Sept 30

  • Starting Location

    Spetson & Aristeidou str: Agia Aikaterini church

  • Price Includes

    Deluxe Pack: Food and beverages, local transportation, workshop fees, equipment and material

  • Notes

    Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. There are numerous historical and cultural sights in Kalamata.

Highlights

  • Walkabout in Kalamata and crafting wood and metal ornamental artifacts. Miranda and Apostolos Mylonas are your hosts for the whole experience.
  • Visit the historical and modern city center of Kalamata and the town’s magnificent beach.
  • Have the opportunity to sample the local cuisine.
  • Learn a multitude of new techniques in ornamental crafting using brass and wood at Apostolos’ and Miranda's own workshop.
  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience is an insider’s view of the coastal city of Kalamata, coupled with a unique craftsman’s course in artifacts creation.

Trip Info

Walkabout in Kalamata and crafting wood and metal ornamental artifacts.

Kalamata is where the experience will take place.

Miranda and Apostolos Mylonas are your hosts for the crafts tour whole experience.

Apostolos is a preliminary school teacher but has also taken long studies in freehand drawing, sculpture and ornamental crafting. He has taught a visual arts course at the local borough for many years and together with his partner Miranda, run a visual arts workshop where they teach the painting and crafting arts to children and adults.
- Place of origin: Kalamata
- Live in: Kalamata
- Speak: English, French
- Love: travelling, crafting artifacts, learning by taking part in seminars and workshops
- Have travelled to: all over Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, France
- Personal traits: very hospitable, pleasant, polite and with a natural ability to convey their knowledge on art and crafting

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

This Experience is offered in TWO versions: Standard Pack and Deluxe Pack.

Deluxe Pack

1. Thorough walkabout in Kalamata
The guests will get the chance to visit the historical and modern city center of Kalamata, explore the most significant hot spots and sights and acquire a good understanding of the locals’ day-to-day life. They will also visit the town’s magnificent beach and will then end-up with sampling the local cuisine with its traditional recipes and delis.

2. Ornamental crafting workshop
The guests will learn a multitude of new techniques in ornamental crafting at Apostolos’ and Miranda’s own workshop. This will allow them to create original items and works of art by using, for example, brass leaves while employing soldering iron kit, in order to create ornamental crowns or wreaths. In addition, they will craft special wood items, where they will attach the iron artifacts, therefore, create a complete work of art.

Standard Pack

Ornamental crafting workshop
The guests will learn a multitude of new techniques in ornamental crafting at Apostolos’ & Miranda’s own workshop. This will allow them to create original items and works of art by using, for example, brass leaves while employing soldering iron kit, in order to create ornamental crowns or wreaths. In addition, they will craft special wood items, where they will attach the iron artifacts and, therefore, create a complete work of art.

- Standard Pack – Duration: 3 hours
Timetable: 9.00-12.00
Price: 50 euros per person
Meeting Point: corner of Spetson & Aristeidou str, at Agia Aikaterini church

- Deluxe Pack – Duration: 6 hours
Timetable: 9.00-15.00
Price: 100 euros per person
Meeting Point: 23rd March square, at Agioi Apostoloi chapel

Group size: 5 persons max

NOTE: “At a Glance Trip Highlights” mentioned hereby, refer predominantly to the Deluxe Pack

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GoGreek for A Day, by Intron

We have put together an extensive array of authentic Greek experiences all over Greece, that cover your potential preferences. All experiences are carried out by friendly and knowledgeable local hosts. Go beyond typical tours and see how locals live. Explore insider's walk-abouts and off-the-beaten-track routes, meet real people in real life situations, do and learn Greek things, experience Greek culture and civilization. Get behind the tourists' facade of sea, sun, and ancient ruins and spend a day to become part of actual Greek life on a day-to day basis. You'll end up with warm lifetime memories!

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