The wedding feast (glendi) goes on for hours and sometimes days with lots of singing, dancing, lyra music, and eating.
During the ceremony the marriage sponsor ( koumbaros) holds the limelight together with the couple.

Although some of these customs have changed over the years, one has the feeling that there is a continuity in Crete that ties together the joyful Minoan frescos with there scenes of games and feasts to the medieval poems of courtly love like The Erotokritos, to the wild and rowdy songs
of courtship and marriage of modern Crete.