Rembetika Music Festival

Music in Skyros Town

For one week in mid-July, the Manos Faltaïts Folk Museum in Skyros Town is host to a rembetika music festival. The festival includes daily instrument and voice workshops, films and seminars. The evening hours are filled with music and dinners at local tavernas, and the week concludes with a Saturday-night concert, open to the public.

Rembetika started in Smyrna, and then came to Greece with refugee musicians who found their way to the dens and dives of the Greek underground during the 1920s.