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Basket Weaving

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Let’s weave some magic

It is widely known that Tinos is the birthplace of numerous artists, mainly marble craftsmen and painters. But in the village of Volax, situated in the middle of a lunar landscape scattered with huge granite boulders, it’s a different, humble kind of craft that has been evolved into a true form of art – that of basket weaving. For centuries, locals have been intricately interlacing natural materials to create functional and aesthetically pleasing baskets.

If you want to immerse yourself in the authenticity of this island and at the same time become familiar with one of the oldest and most widespread crafts, Volax is the place to be! Mastering the basic skills of basketry is easier than it seems, it’s incredibly rewarding and gives you the chance to discover the hidden artist in you!

Overview

Take a stroll through the winding alleyways of the village, learn about a unique geological phenomenon, be fascinated by the rich cultural heritage and end up at a traditional basket workshop to delve into the fascinating world of basket weaving.

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In a warm and friendly atmosphere you can try your hands at the ancient craft of basketry and with the help of our expert basket weaver you will be able to make a small basket to take home with you.

The two-hour course is perfect for beginners of all ages and ideal for those who are looking for a relaxed, meditative activity to unleash their creativity.

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What is included

  • English speaking instructor
  • The materials used
  • Homemade refreshments and local snacks

What is not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Pricing

  • 1 person: 175€
  • 2 persons: 105€ per person
  • 3 persons: 85€ per person
  • 4+ persons: 75€ per person
  • Please contact us for larger groups.

* Prices refer to our most popular activities. However, if you need a tailor made tour/activity, just contact us and we will be glad to organize it with you.

* Special prices for big groups

* All taxes and fees are included.

Booking and cancellation terms

A deposit of 20% is required to book your desired tour. The balance of the payment can be paid on the day of the tour upon arrival. Please note that cash is preferred.

A refund will be available for cancellations made at least 2 days prior to selected tour.

If the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, the full amount will be refunded unless you wish to reschedule.

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