Antonis Stefanakis was born in the village Kardamiana Gergeris of the municipality of Rouva in 1938. He showed his inclination towards the art of instrument manufacturing and traditional Cretan dancing at an early age.

Bringing a piece of wood to life.

The door to his old workshop is always closed. The only sound that can be heard is of an old adze. “My rules are the law under this roof. No television, no news. Even smoking is prohibited. The mental state of an instrument manufacturer is the secret to his success.”

Cretan Instruments (Tribute)

There is a special bond between Cretans and their musical instruments. During all social and family events, Cretans play their tradional instruments for hours, having fun and singing.