The music of Greece is as diverse and celebrated as its history. Greek music separates into two parts: Greek traditional music and Byzantine music, with more eastern sounds. These compositions have existed for millennia: they originated in the Byzantine period and Greek antiquity; there is a continuous development which appears in the language, the rhythm, the structure and the melody. Music is a significant aspect of Hellenic culture, both within Greece and in the diaspora.
The Greeks have always loved music and were one of the first civilisations to write songs and develop musical instruments. In fact, some of the oldest musical instruments in the world are the Greek Kithara, a type of lyre and an aulos, a primitive form of a recorder. They held music to be sacred and it was used a lot in their temples as offerings to their gods. Nowadays, Greek music is quite distinctive and people on Crete holidays search out a Greek taverna where live music is being played, as an integral part of their holiday experience.
This music is one of popular songs in greek.