George Apostolakis makes a reed musical instrument, called the ney, in his workshop in Ritsona, close to Halkida. The ney produces a warm and hoarse sound. It has its roots in the Near East and gives Greek traditional music a special quality.
The town of Kymi is located on the external side of Euboea, facing the Aegean Sea. The landscape is primitive and mountainous, with sudden cliffs into the sea. The sea is turbulent most of the year due to strong northern winds.