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    Make Your Own Naxian Marble Sculpture

    From €75 per person
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    Duration:
    3 hrs
    Meet on location
    English & Ελληνικά (Greek)
    Small groups:  Up to 8 people
    Any questions?
    Commisionable amount: 10%
    Transaction fees apply

    Highlights

    • Learn about Naxos marble and traditional hand carving techniques
    • Enjoy a sculpture workshop where no artistic experience is needed

    Description

    Our meeting point is on the main road in Eggares in front of "Haris Taverna". Christos will pick us up with her truck to lead the rest of the bumpy road until his farm. The bumpy farm road between the bamboos is a part of the experience. You will find Christos under an olive tree where he has all his work tables, blocks of Naxian crystalline white marble and a set of locally forged tools. He will share with you a brief history of marble arts, introduce you to the different types of tools and discuss the properties of marble and other stones.

    He will guide you through the use and the traditional hand carving technique of each tool and you will practice with each tool on a block of marble with what you have learned. When you have "mastered" each tool, we will proceed to design and create a relief sculpture that you can then take home with you. It can be an Archaic Greek design from one of Christo's templates or an idea you have brought with you. He will work with you on the approach, process and execution of the piece.

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    After three hours of immersing yourself with the stone, you will have an understanding of traditional carving techniques and the process of marble sculpture. Absolutely no experience is necessary even if you are someone who says, "I have no artistic talent". The techniques and skills can be learned.

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    Price list

    • Adults
      75 Euros

    Times

    Start time: 10:00 am
    3 hrs
    End time: 1:00 pm
    Start time: 4:00 pm
    3 hrs
    End time: 7:00 pm
    You need to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before

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    Your email ticket will contain all the information you need for an easy and smooth experience. You’ll get contact details, meeting point or pick up details with a Google map, our direct line (in case you need it) and much more.

    Please bring with you

    Hat
    Sunscreen

    Includes & excludes

    Everyone takes their finished relief carving with them
    Block of Naxos white marble for practice
    A small stone for a relief carving
    Fresh fruit from the garden
    Sanding papers
    Worktable
    Hand tools
    Hammer
    Safety glasses
    Fresh lemonade
    Coffee
    Tea
    Also, you have 30 minutes extra if you want to spend more time finishing your artwork!
    Transfer
    Transfer information
    Cancel up to 24hrs prior for a 100% refund
    • Contact us at least 24hrs before the commencement of your excursion and we will organize a refund of your full payment.
    • The time for the payment to arrive in your account will vary depending on your bank, but typically it is about a week.
    • In order to combat fraud, we will not proceed with the refund until we can see the money for the payment in our account.

    Location

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    The meeting point for this excursion is in front of Xaris Taverna in the village of Eggares
    Eggares, Naxos, Cyclades, 84300,
    Greece

    Need a transfer?

    This excursion doesn't include a transfer but, if you like, we can provide one. When you make your booking we'll ask you for your accommodation details. Just fill this part in and we'll send you a quote. You then accept or decline.

    FAQs

    When will I get my ticket?
    We will confirm availability within 1 day or less. Once availability has been confirmed, will we then ask you to pay by sending you an email with a payment link. Please pay promptly to ensure your booking goes ahead.
    Can I pay on arrival?
    It is not possible to pay on arrival. The only way to secure a booking is to make a reservation beforehand.

    Reviews for this excursion

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    Much easier than I thought

    October 19, 2023
    Rated 5 out of 5

    It was a very nice and creative experience. I created a small marble heart which I now have on my desk

    Peter
    Travel Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
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    5.0
    Based on 20 Reviews
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    TRAVIS E
    November 8, 2022

    Highly recommended!

    Highly recommended!

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    Fermin
    October 30, 2022

    Carving away

    Carving away

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    Candace H
    September 24, 2022

    Marble carving - a mini class not to be missed!

    Marble carving - a mini class not to be missed!

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    A P
    September 16, 2022

    Great unique experience

    Great unique experience

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    vivien m
    August 22, 2022

    A Wonderful Greek afternoon

    A Wonderful Greek afternoon

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    Wendy C
    July 12, 2022

    Family Carving

    Family Carving

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    JVong17
    October 17, 2021

    Fun experience off the beaten path

    Fun experience off the beaten path

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    cb
    October 1, 2021

    Cool unique activity

    Cool unique activity

    tripadvisor
    Dimitr
    August 12, 2021

    Excellent learning activity!

    Excellent learning activity!

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    Kathryn W
    June 26, 2021

    Unique experience!

    Unique experience!

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    Pasiteles
    September 11, 2020

    Essential experience on Naxos

    Essential experience on Naxos

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    Susanna R
    August 15, 2020

    A highlight in Naxos

    A highlight in Naxos

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    Felicitas C
    August 12, 2020

    Marble carving in Eden's Garden!

    Marble carving in Eden's Garden!

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    Vincent Pop
    November 19, 2019

    A must do

    A must do

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    Madison V
    September 15, 2019

    Marble carving

    Marble carving

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    captmikeAustin
    September 14, 2019

    Awesome Experience

    Awesome Experience

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