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Traditional dance

The fast dances of Crete Pentozali, Kastrinos or Maleviziotis, the fuck have background music with origins from ancient pyrrichiouschorous that constituted war drills and recollection of dancing Curetes and Ideo rings which rhythmically they struck their feet on the ground and simultaneously shields with spears and swords to meet the crying of the newborn Zeus not to listen Saturn wanted to exterminate him. The pyrrhic Crete directly related to the pyrrhic dances of Pontos, conservatory, terrifying masseur choron after Miletus, the colony from which started the colonization of the Black Sea was a colony of Cretan city Milatou. And of course many Voreioelladites - Pontiac settled in Crete with his army Nikiforos Fokas and 12 Byzantine noblewoman. The Cretan radicular says: eagle holds in his claws stalwart head while Pontiac says stalwart arm, Cretan songs listed "down to Laurel River" while the Pontian "come Daphne River" and if you play someone in Pontian latest tempo tunes Kotsari or pyrrhic will quickly discovered pentozali or Kastrinos pidihto and vice versa.

The clasp is the dance of love where dancers form couples and dance facing with many figures. The melodies that accompany the clasp keep pyrrhic lively character but have become more sensitive musical xomplia (trimming) and are accompanied by their respective couplets.

The slow pentozali and the catch is calmer dances, upstanding and meraklidikoi the melody elevates the mind of listeners - dancers and serenades called them are the creations of high poetry.

In slow or chymatiko by locals, the melodies played by lyrists said and kontylies (from kontylies the reed with which it was constructed the mantoura the shepherd hornpipe with clapper). The couplets can last a long time and is butt ie answering one another or rigged rhymes ie mantinades series of the same theme. On tunes Siganou also called the facetious and playful couplets, unique on Crete.

At the ends of Crete, Chania and Lasithi Prefectures, violin prevalent as traditional musical instrument of some provinces.

Famous are the Kissamos Slide and Haniotika pantozalia attributed with violin and Steiako and Gerapetritikes kontylies and Steiako pidiktoi attributed also violin.