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4-DAY Workshop: How to Build Half-Ship Wooden Model

Duration: 4 days
Level of Difficulty: ​Moderate
Minimum Age: 18+
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If you are totally into model making or have always dreamed about building boats and carving designs, this uniquely designed multiday workshop has been created for you!  Learn the traditional art of wooden ship building on Cycladic island with one of the longest shipbuilding traditions in Greece, and give it a try in carving your very own half boat model in just 4 days.

In this 4 day workshop you will learn all the secrets of wooden boat building from real ship making experts, as Syros used to be the most powerful ship building industry in Greece, before the rise of the Athenian harbor of Piraeus. The boat builders on Syros today still apply the traditional craft of shipbuilding or maintenance of ships as large as 500 tons, to small local fishing boats that sail everywhere on the Greek islands.

You will be provided with all the material and equipment, and in this short course taught by a professional you will learn how to make your own wooden boat hull model. The workshop lasts approximately 4 hours every day (Monday through Thursday) starting early in the morning, after which you can have a traditional snack or meze along with Greek ouzo or tsipouro to reward yourself for the great hard work you’ve done.

At the end of this fascinating workshop you will have built your own wooden half boat model to take back home, knowing that you in this unique way you have made a deep connection with the Greek culture and centuries of tradition.

This tour is semi private for small groups of 1-5 adults (maximum).

For safety reasons, children (18 years or less) or infants are not allowed.  

Please bear in mind that the tour may be uncomfortable for people with respiratory problems or other medical conditions.

Tour includes
  • 4 day x 4 hour workshop
  • all material & equipment
  • instructor
  • water (bottle 0,5 l)
  • local snack (meze)
  • one glass ouzo or tsipouro
Tour does not include
  • pick up to/from your hotel
  • meals & refreshments (optional - a la carte)
  • Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun (wear sunscreen/ hat/ sunglasses)
  • Good Physical Health is necessary
  • Wear comfortable clothes & closed toe shoes
  • Inform us of Allergies to cosmetic or natural ingredients
  • Inform us of special medical conditions or respiratory problems
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4-DAY Workshop: How to Build Half-Ship Wooden Model

In this 4 day workshop you will learn all the secrets of wooden boat building from real ship making experts, as Syros used to be the most powerful ship building industry in Greece, before the rise of the Athenian harbor of Piraeus. The boat builders on Syros today still apply the traditional craft of shipbuilding or maintenance of ships as large as 500 tons, to small local fishing boats that sail everywhere on the Greek islands.

  • Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece
  • 09:00 - 13:00

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An amazing workshop for anyone who loves crafts and boats!!!! Definitely a unique experience!!

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