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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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A look at older Greek folk musical instruments

Not where google map indicates so had to ask as it’s close by . Worth half an hour to look as it’s... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
JGFIELD
,
Walton On Thames
via mobile
Small but fine

A little hidden. The museum was a villa from a General once and turned into a museum. I love the... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Hirlsa H
,
Munich, Germany
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Diogenous 1-3 | Plaka, Athens 105 56, Greece
Plaka
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+30 21 0325 4119
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Not where google map indicates so had to ask as it’s close by . Worth half an hour to look as it’s free and shows the older musical instruments used that still influence today .

Thank JGFIELD
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

A little hidden. The museum was a villa from a General once and turned into a museum. I love the wooden stairway. Alot of old type interesting instruments. Entrance......free.

Thank Hirlsa H
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very good museum for greek music lovers. The ability to see all the instruments, learn about the background and hear the music is amazing. And what is more amazing is that this museum is for free ..

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

4  Thank Lante
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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
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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
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