My favourite days ever are when we go exploring- just go and see what we can see. We had such a day in Santorini! We found this Venetian Tower in Akrotiri. And we were glad we stopped by to investigate what was inside. Run by a lovely couple, American born but of Greek decent Aray Kakissis and her husband Yannis Pantazis is a musical instrument workshop and museum dedicated to the traditional Greek instrument- the tsabouna.
They have been given life time permission from the owners to turn this Tower, built for defensive purposes by the Venetians to give early warning of pirates, into a workshop for Yannis to make instruments , for sale and where he gives daily concerts. Aray is in charge of the business side and gives tours of the museum.
A tsabouna is most akin to a bagpipe and is made from goats skins. The pipes which go into the skin sound like panpipes when played by themselves.
I loved this extra little corner.
And the candles on the window sill. As you approach the Tower the music comes gently towards you on the breeze leading you onwards..
Ever more enticing you in
The views from the Tower are simply stunning.
The good news for America is that Yannis will be touring America this Autumn on a fund raising mission. For more details of this lovely little museum go to La Ponta
Love to hear of anywhere you have found by “accident” which enchanted you too.