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Chalepas Museum (Kardamites)

Pirgos, 842 00, Greece
2283-031-262
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It deserves to know sth about this excellent artist

We went to the museum to learn about this famous artist.The museum is his house,not very big about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christos O
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Thessaloniki, Greece
via mobile
A small space with a lot of history

I was quite moved when visiting this little museum. I was aware of Chalepas great talent, I had no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elseville
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London, United Kingdom
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Pirgos, 842 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum to learn about this famous artist.The museum is his house,not very big about you can admire some samples of his art.Also i must mention that the two girls in the museums were excellent guide,very helpful and well informed.

Thank Christos O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was quite moved when visiting this little museum. I was aware of Chalepas great talent, I had no idea, however, of the suffering he had to endure for his art. We visited with my husband on a bright summer morning in Pyrgos and felt...More

Thank Elseville
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum and it is worthy 100% to visit it. Don't miss to ask the lady in the entrance to tell you the story of this great artist.

Thank Dimitris S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The artist is one of the most popular artists making sculptures. He was in a mental hospital for 40 years. Bf that and after his mom died he made great work. His mom was a bit weird and she would destroy his art so there...More

2  Thank elenitsaa
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is the house were Chalepas lived and worked. It contains some of his works, some of his tools and old household items. There are not many explanatory signs but if you ask the guards they might provide you with some useful information. There is...More

Thank irina687
Reviewed 30 August 2016

When you visit Pirgos, a very picturesque village in the middle of NOWHERE, for a coffee and a small desert, you have to visit this museum. It is informative and you can have a small taste of the way people used to live and create...More

Thank zvrikos
Reviewed 21 August 2016

A wonderful small museum where the great Greek sculptor Yannoulis Halepas lived and worked for a good number of years, in the heart of Pyrgos, at the island of Tinos. Perfect to see samples of the sculptor's work but also a typical traditional house of...More

Thank Ion F
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Chalepas was born in Pyrgos, on the island of Tinos in 1851, from a family of marble hewers. From 1869 to 1872, he studied at the School of Arts in Athens, under Neoclassical sculptor Leonidas Drossis. In 1873, he left for Munich, under a scholarship...More

Thank Noni G
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Interesting spot in a nice village. Gianoulis Halepas was an excellent and important artist. I surely recomend this visit.

2  Thank diladi
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very small museum, it was the sculptors actual house. Incredible atmosphere! Best time to visit is during the day, so that you you see it with natural light. The girl at the font desk is very polite and very informative.

Thank artemis a
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