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La Ponta, a 13th century tower, is located within the Venetian castle (Kasteli) of Akrotiri, 1km above the pre-historic archaeological site of Akrotiri, Santorini.

The tower hosts a tsabouna - Greek folk wind instrument of the bagpipe family - exhibition and workshop along with traditional Greek percussion and flutes. 

In our workshop we construct the tsabouna, various traditional and ancient Greek flutes and the Cycladic percussion doubaki. Musical instruments are available for purchase at La Ponta.


Daily guided tours explore the history of the tower, the origin of the tsabouna and offer a live presentation of the instruments.

Help us restore the tower and support Cultural Tourism at the "Restoration Donation Cafe". Savour a beverage on the tower terrace while overlooking a panoramic view of the island and the ancient vineyard below.

As part of our effort to promote the cultural identity of Greece La Ponta presents the evening concert series "Sounds from the Castle". Summer 2014, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday  from June 20th and for the months of July, August and September.