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Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments

Odos Dioyenous 1-3, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Great little museum

After all of the crowds and heat of Athens in August, this lovely little museum was a perfect way... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Portland, Maine
You'll Want To Tap Your Toes!

The Museum of Popular Greek Instruments is housed in a three story house on Diogenous Street; near... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

After all of the crowds and heat of Athens in August, this lovely little museum was a perfect way to spend an hour or two. The displays are really well done with beautiful examples of traditional greek instruments and supplemented with great historical photos and...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Museum of Popular Greek Instruments is housed in a three story house on Diogenous Street; near the Tower of the Winds in the Plaka. Funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this free-to-the-public museum highlights over 1200 musical instruments from the private collection of musician...More

Thank DHG
Reviewed 4 February 2017

If you are at all interested in Greek music, pay a visit. Very nice collection of instruments with explanations, in a former private house. Smallish but feels comprehensive, and admission is free. Enjoyed the visit.

Thank yanem
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments is not quite hidden in a modest house near the Temple of the Winds in Monasteraki. It isn't a large museum but every item is well chosen. All the main types of instruments are well covered and there...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This museum is a real gem. We couldn't believe that the entrance was free! Beautifully presented. You can listen to samples from different instruments, watch videos and see some of the most beautifully crafted instruments you ever encounter. Don't miss it!

Thank Michatte
Reviewed 12 March 2016

music lover must go to see....because of Historical importance. I live this place...is traditional one.

Thank Indian H
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for setting up this museum which is housed in a beautiful 2 storey building in Diogenous St in Athens - free entry and with over 1200 musical instruments - a collection amassed over a 80 yr period by musician...More

Thank 135Eleni
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Very unique and interesting museum. Tells the story of the development of the Greek popular musical instruments: by objects, by text and by music tracks. I've spend there over 2.5 hours, looking at the exhibits and listening to the wonderful music demonstrating each tool. Highly...More

Thank maya_gz
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. Not huge, but certainly enough for half an hour or so. It didn't cost anything either, which is always a bonus!

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

This is a small museum that is a little hard to find but worth looking for. It is on 3 levels with a basement and upstairs. Each floor features different Greek musical instruments and they are enclosed in glass cases with headphones so that you...More

Thank maldenmusic
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Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
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