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Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments

Diogenous 1-3 | Plaka, Athens 105 56, Greece
+30 21 0325 4119
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Really worthwhile

This is a very interesting and well-presented museum. Well worth a visit whether you have any... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
via mobile
Wonderful Museum Lets You Hear the Instruments on Display

This wonderful museum showcases the folk music of Greece by displaying the instruments used to make... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Diogenous 1-3 | Plaka, Athens 105 56, Greece
+30 21 0325 4119
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting and well-presented museum. Well worth a visit whether you have any interest in Greek music or not. Some of the instruments on display are beautifully crafted - many by hand. As others have mentioned, headphones also allow an audio experience....More

Thank Seitch
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This wonderful museum showcases the folk music of Greece by displaying the instruments used to make music over the ages. The display cases are surrounded by photographs of people playing the instruments. Headphones next to many of the displays allow you to listen to what...More

Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I'd done some research on this before arriving, so when I found it it was all and more than I expected. The lovely old ancient and beautiful carving on these pieces and that they have been restored so beautifully is a credit to this museum....More

Thank grannimarg
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Museum of Greek folk instruments is a beautiful surprise in Plaka. If you have found already the Tower of the Winds then you are very close to the museum, just across the street. Opening hours are 8am to 3pm, each Tuesday to Sunday. The...More

Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Great little free museum with a vast collection of traditional instruments and various means to hear them played. Fascinating video of folk customs and traditions. Well stocked shop with very helpful staff. Tortoise in courtyard. Good restaurant next door. Recommended.

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I came across this little museum whilst wandering around the Plaka. For such a small museum - one can probably see it all in about half an hour - it contains a fascinating variety of instruments, some that one is unlikely to have seen anywhere...More

3  Thank Lante
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This Museum displays 1.200 folk musical instruments of the Anogeiannakis collection; you find this Museum at Aerides Square, in an ancient mansion; you see traditional musical instruments of all sorts, and you can hear excerpts of songs played on the exhibited instruments; there is also...More

2  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise in Athens. Only took about 30 minutes to see the exhibits. Interesting displays of Greek stringed instruments and more.

2  Thank Gay Ann W
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in authentic folk music , this little museum is great. The instruments are well organised , the explanations in Greek and English , giving good historical notes about their introduction into Greece. There are also a number of audio ports (...More

1  Thank GreekDownunder
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This museum is free. The exhibits are well arranged with helpful audio support. The exhibition offers a wondeul tour through the evolution of Greek mainland and island musical instruments. The overall message is that Greek people can discover musical sounds from anything. Definitely worthwhile.

1  Thank saddened_11
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains
the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay
and play. Its attractive features include small
squares, some notable museums and the beautiful
Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a
pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious
traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
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