The Cretan Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria is a non-for-profit social club that aims to foster and preserve Cretan culture and traditions. The club hosts cultural events including the annual commemorations for the Battle of Crete, educational programs including our Traditional Cretan Dance Classes, and welfare programs including our Elderly Member lunches. The club is a hub for community services and cultural activity for all ages.
Crete is the largest and most populous island of Greece and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own distinct dialect, geography, cuisine, traditions, poetry, and music). It’s not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably its most fascinating and diverse.
In line with club’s objective to foster Cretan culture and traditions, the Cretan Brotherhood runs a Dance School in which traditional Cretan dancing is taught to children from as young as 3 years of age up to youth and adults. It caters for all skill levels from beginners to advanced performers.
In line with club’s objective to foster Cretan culture and traditions, the Cretan Brotherhood runs Music Programs on an adhoc basis. Music services are provided by volunteers. For more information please contact us.
The Cretan Club is available for hire and suitable for all types of events! A full range of services are available to meet your needs ranging from simple hall hire to fully catered events. The Cretan Club offers a 16m by 16m pillarless room, commercial kitchen & bar facilities, elevated stage & projector, and excellent transport options with onsite car parking as well as the nearby 96 Tram line.
Become a member today and join the community! Memberships are valid between the 1st of November and the 31st of October the following year. Memberships are available for individuals and families, with an extra cost for Dance Group registration.
Our facebook page is frequently updated for news, events and exclusive photo galleries.
Our YouTube Channel lets you relive our best performances and for exclusive event and historical footage.