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Frissiras Museum

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Address: 3 Monis Asteriou | Plaka, Athens 105 58, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 21 0323 4678
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Modern art in an ancient city

I was lucky enough to see an excellent exhibition here titled "ELLES". It was a show of women artists curated from the museum's own collection. It was excellent. The museum is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
Rebecca C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

if like me you like to see some art then okay..but this hard to find museum has 4 small floors and exhibits about a maximum 30/40 works at any one time..i visited the exhibit the departed in nov 2016 and if you are currently in athens dont take your kids as it has some disturbing erotic stuff on show..if you... More 

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Dimitris M, Curator at Frissiras Museum, responded to this review

Dear Glock123 Thank you for your visiting Frissiras Museum and taking some time to post your review. If I may, some clarifications: Frissiras museum is actually very easy to find via Google Maps, plus, there are numerous signs around the block of the museum's location in Plaka, Athens. Furthermore, the museum holds approximately 2-3 exhibitions per year, showcasing different works... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I was lucky enough to see an excellent exhibition here titled "ELLES". It was a show of women artists curated from the museum's own collection. It was excellent. The museum is a bit difficult to find, but well worth the effort. The building is a typical Athenian townhouse for the 1850's that has been completely renovated, and is beautiful in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

great exhibition of all female artists at the Frissiras Museum. always get a good selection of interesting artwork from the Frissaras Collection in this museum. staff are always friendly and the bookshop has a great range of catalogues from old and new exhibitions, always of excellent quality. you certainly don't expect to find this breath of contemporary art in the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This morning we visited the Frissiras Museum and had the opportunity to view the works of two artists. This museum promotes contemporary art in Greece. We had the great privilege of being welcomed by the patriarch of the Frissaris family who is a great parton of the arts, Not ony was this a most beautiful building and possibly one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

If you are on a leisure or business trip to Athens and you love art, seriously consider to add Frissiras Museum on your itinerary !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This museum provides a brief and wonderful respite from the antiquities in Athens amidst the tourist shops and restaurants of Plaka and can be visited in under an hour. As it can be overwhelming to process the ancient treasures in their totality while in Athens, I appreciated the opportunity to have a bit of personal reflection facilitated by the contemporary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

The only Museum for Contemporary European Painting in Greece.Here, the collections comprise sections of paintings,drawings,sculptures and engravings by major European artists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

The gallery was devoted to a temporary exhibition (Thanassis Makris- In Retrospect). I really enjoyed the art. The building is lovely.

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Staying in Plaka

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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 number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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