Seikilo
Monday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Learn about ancient Greek mythology, Apollo and Hermes, about the different types of ancient Greek lyres (Chelys, Barbiton, Sambuca, Phorminx etc) and the enhanced vibrato mechanism of the Kithara of the Golden Age! Traditional modern instruments such as the Bouzouki and Bendir are also available. Whats more, you’ll be able to play any of them here! Combining academic research with love for ancient Greek culture and civilization; From Trias to Enneadai and Petteia (played by Achilles himself to foresee the result of the Trojan war) Seikilo’s handmade board games are numbered and available only at Seikilo. Learn how to play them and sharpen your mind like ancient Greeks did! Visiting during weekends available if booked in advance.
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Heidi I
Shakopee, MN2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful time learning about this instrument and how to play it a bit. This was a great opportunity and we would suggest it to anyone.
Written 12 November 2023
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itsWindy
San Francisco, CA1,447 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Seikilo is a unique experience: a family of luthiers who have recreated exquisite historic lyres and other instruments, which you can learn about, hear, and even play a little. I booked the regular tour, which takes an hour. Lyre workshops are possible too. You do not need to be a musician to enjoy! Highly recommended while you’re in lovely Thessaloniki.
Written 30 December 2022
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Hamish
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
A great experience - can't recommend enough. Lina was so lovely! Lots of fun well adapted to different amounts of experience, and so informative too!! The place was easy to find and we got more than our moneys worth :) If you're interested in music or Ancient Greece it's a must!
Written 11 July 2022
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Linos T
2 contributions
Nov 2021
An exceptional musical showroom and beyond in downtown Thessaloniki! Distinctive ancient and cultural instruments to be found alongside with a fountain of creativity and learning options. Staff know their stuff.
Written 14 December 2021
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Erik
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
An extraordinary music experience in Thessaloniki! We had a fantastic demonstration of new constructed Ancient Greek music instruments. Theodoros gave us a very nice round-tour in the small museum. He told us the music history connected to the Ancient Greece and played the different instruments in a gorgeous way.
Written 8 October 2021
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Duiker101
Europe50 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Incredibly informative and unique experience through the music of Ancient Greece! We really enjoyed the entire exhibit and loved getting to hear each of the instruments being played. It’s easy to learn a lot and see a lot of different instruments in a short amount of time. The craftsmanship, dedication and knowledge about this topic is truly incredible. We also played with a few of the instruments at the end and heard a professional playing one of them as well! Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning about the music of Ancient Greece.
Written 2 July 2020
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Mario La Rosa
4 contributions
Feb 2020
I went to Seikilo museum by chance, during a weekend in Thessaloniki.
I could not expect such a beautiful place. Theodore welcomed me very kindly and explain me about his family of great luthiers and musicians. The collection of the museum has several perfect reconstructions of ancient instruments which have magnificent sounds. I study archaeomusicology and we started to talk a lot about ancient music and experimental archeology and Theodore let me play some instruments. We have a lot of common interests and I hope to meet him again, maybe in Sicily!
I suggest Seikilo to everyone, is one of the most interesting places in Thessaloniki!
Written 8 March 2020
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David i
Dartmoor National Park, UK13 contributions
Feb 2020
I was told about this by a friend who enthused wildly about it, so i thought I'd take a look. I'm so glad I did! This was an amazing tour of a room full of extraordinary musical instruments, which the luthier had made based on images of ancient lyres and harps. Also there were bouzoukis and baglamas from the 19th century. It was fantastic to have such a detailed explanation of the instruments, and even more astounding to hear them played by the talented tour guide, one of the luthier's sons. It was a real highlight f my time in Thessaloniki - thank you so much!
Written 24 February 2020
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Imogen M
3 contributions
Feb 2020
This was such a fascinating tour. The musical instruments were beautiful objects, all with their own unique sound and stories attached to them. A really interesting way of imagining the past. Definitely going to recommend Seikilo to friends and family when they visit Thessaloniki!
Written 17 February 2020
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Nicholas J
Birmingham, UK36 contributions
Dec 2019
I loved my stay in Thessaloniki, but this was a definite highlight. Theodore is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this music and the beautiful instruments his family make and play; and he really makes you comfortable, which I had worried about, not being a musician. Do seek out Seikilo; if you're coming from the White Tower end of Vas. Irakleiou, it's towards the end of the street on the left. Look for the sign, go down the entry, and take the stairs or lift to the first floor- it's the door on the right. Just book first. Well worth a visit for an education in ancient music!
Written 17 December 2019
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