Cretan Folklore Night Show

  • duration icon. 5 hours
  • location icon. Karouzana Traditional Village
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Language Schedule

(Please write in checkout comments your preferred language based on the sheet below)

Wednesday: English, Romanian

Saturday: English, French, German, Polish, Russian

Cretans express their feelings, not only in words, but also through music, singing, and dancing. So, let yourself be drawn into the Cretan and Greek joy of living and join us in the traditional village of Kato Karouzana which is located at the heart of Crete, for a Cretan night show that is bound to be unforgettable.
Upon arriving in the traditional village of Karouzana, you have the time to explore it, walk through its narrow alleys, smell the beautiful aromas of the night flowers and the jasmine, that are all over the place, and receive the traditional Cretan hospitality –and the treats- of the locals.
Later on, you are invited to a feast that celebrates tradition and the rich produce of the Cretan soil. Taste the delicious dishes of Crete with the cheese, the rusk, the virgin olive oil, the meat, the honey, the fresh vegetables, and sip the home-made Cretan wine and raki, while listening to the sounds of the lyre and lute, watching the precise steps of the dancers, the acrobatic movements of the men, the colorful Cretan costumes of the women and the austere national dress of the men. Book now this Cretan folklore night show, and feel welcome to try the steps of the Cretan and Greek dances by yourself!

Adult Price: 36€

Child Price (4-12 years): 18€

Children 0-4 years old travel free of charge

Prices may vary for large groups of 8+ people. For special price quotations please contact us direct at

Things to Do and Things to See

- Museum with objects of old times Crete. Display of old traditional tools and utensils from the everyday life of the old Cretans.
- Traditional sheepfold and cheese making. See the way, in which old Cretans used to milk their sheep and goats and how cheese was made.
- Typical old-style local coffee house. See how it's made and tastes Greek coffee in all its greatness. 
- Traditional weaving in the weaving mill. Guests will participate in the making.
- Traditional horse and donkey saddle making. From the last left saddle maker in Crete.
- Souvenir Shop of popular items to remember your Greek holidays and your night there.
- Authentic baking way of village pie. See how it's made and get a taste of it.
- Wine tasting. Taste many different wines and get information about the best wines in the area. Free wine and water all night long. Children receive soft drinks or juice. 
- Traditional raki distillery. Making and tasting.
- Authentic Cretan mountain herbs. 
- Pottery. Mini factory and demonstration of how pottery was made.
- Hagiography. Display of the most famous Byzantine hagiographies.
- A big tasty buffet. Filled with Greek and Cretan traditional food. Greek Taverna!
- One of the best dancing and music shows on the island with Cretan and Greek music.

Is Cretan Night Show right for you?

- If you really want to have a fun night out. This excursion is for you regardless of your age.
- You will have a great time, dance, sing and who knows you might be the star of the show.
- Dress well, because everybody else will look just fabulous. Take with you a light jacket or a sweater because sometimes at night it can be a little bit chilly. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We make everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.


18:30-19:30:  Bus departure from Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.

Stop at: the traditional village of Karouzana – 20 min free time to stroll around. Wine and raki tasting on our way to where the Cretan Night Show takes place.

The fiesta lasts for about 3 hours, and you can witness the local culture, with lots of local specialties served on a buffet, free wine all night, dancing, and singing. 

23:00-24:00: Approx return time back to Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.

Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty finding your pickup point, please contact us at

Important Pre-Departure Information Cretan Night Show

To help you prepare for your trip, please ensure you understand the following:

Tours are often the best days of your vacation. Most of our customers look forward to this day for weeks or months! That's why it is important that you mind some basic rules to keep the day trip safe and enjoyable for you and the other guests!

Be Smart

Wear comfortable shoes.
Be at the pickup point at least 10 minutes earlier. Check your ticket for the correct time.
Don’t bring too much money. Credit/Debit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
Bring a light jacket, nights can be a little bit chilly.
Water, lip balm, insect repellent, and anti-bacterial hand wipes/hand sanitizer are sometimes essential.
Leave your valuables at your hotel.
Bring your personal medication and prescriptions.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it's always a good idea.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Salads: tomato, cucumber, onion, pepper, cabbage/carrot, feta cheese, olives, tzatziki, potato salad.
Vegetarians: cheese pie, spinach pie, briam, moussaka, rice with mixed vegetables, spaghetti with tomato sauce, potatoes in the oven.
Meat lovers: fried pork, lamb, chicken in the oven, meatballs in red sauce (smyrneika).
Season fruits, handmade donuts (loukoumades) with honey, wine white or red, water, and 2 refreshments for children.
Note: food and wine are unlimited.
- The above menu might be partially varied, due to seasonally available food materials
- The show is outdoors, so it is subjected to weather conditions. In case of bad weather conditions, the show will take place indoors.


The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing. Services and products included here are included in the price and no extra charge will occur.

Services and Products Included

-Hotel pick up & drop off by area: Heraklion, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis,
-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses
-Professional tour guide (live) on the bus.
-Wine and Raki free tasting.
-Insurance cover.
-Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted.
-Instant confirmation.
-Dinner (buffet).
-Unlimited wine, water .
-2 refreshments for children.

-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

Everything that is not mentioned in the Included section is excluded. we have tried our best and we have succeeded in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear through one of our suppliers please contact us and we will solve the matter with no discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from this Activity and payable if occur by the client

1. Accommodation for tours and activities longer than 1 day.

2. Personal expenses as a result of misconduct or miss understandings.

3. Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

4. Beers, refreshments, or other types of alcohol other than wine and water.

IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that the names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:

1. Choose "Other" at Hotel 

2. Write "Unknown" at the Address

This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.

How to book Cretan Night Show 

In order to make your booking experience easier and more secure, we write below, our very simple way of booking your favorite Cretan tour, excursion, trip, or cruise.

Step 1: Choose Your Tour

Once you decide which Crete tour you wish to book online, you will have to check the availability of each tour. You only have to click on the “Date” box and there you can choose the date or day that is more comfortable for you. The Dates/days are highlighted. Prices are per adult.

After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:

Adults:                    12+ years old

Children:                4-12 years old

Infants (free):         0-4 years old

You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour. 

Once you add the persons you press the ‘Search” button.

Step 2: Add to Cart

You press the “Add to Cart” button. The tour is now available in your purchase cart. You may book the same way two, three, or more tours.

Step 3: Visit the Cart

The cart is situated in the top right corner. Press on the “Cart” image. This will provide you with a list of the tours you have chosen. Check the total price, the number of persons, the name of the tour, and the date. If you wish, you may erase the tour by clicking the “X”(delete) button and restarting the procedure. When you are ready you press the “Checkout” button.

Step 4: Checkout

Here you will need to fill out the form with your details and press “Continue”. The personal information that we collect from you is stored by us, on databases protected through a combination of physical and electronic access controls, firewall technology, and other reasonable security measures. We will neither sell nor release your registration, personal, and usage data to outside organizations.

If you cannot locate your hotel name, please email us the name of your hotel and we will add it to our list. The hotel list includes the following areas of Crete: Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Malia, Gournes, and Kokkini Hani.

Step 5: Payment

After pressing the “Continue to Payment” button you will be redirected to a secured Eurobank e-commerce environment. Here you fill in your card details. Once your payment is made, you will receive a confirmation of your payment and the tours you have purchased. Within 24 hours you will receive a boarding voucher/ticket for each tour in Crete you have purchased with all the details, including the exact pickup point with "Google map location" and time-based on your hotel selection.

In case you wish to know more about Cretan Night Show, please feel free to communicate with us before booking online. Our travel consultants will try their best to provide you with the correct answers to your questions. Send all Inquiries to

If after receiving your voucher/ticket, you still have questions, or you wish to cancel or alter the date please call us at +30 2897021106 or email us at

If you are currently in Crete our travel shop is located in Hersonissos. Feel free to pass by one of them and get the answers to your questions and even more.

Serapis Travel Services

141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)

70014, Hersonissos, Crete

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