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The museum is located in a small Villa.
It has 3 floors with different kind of instruments.
On the first floor are tambourades, laghouta,mandolins from different periods of time.
On the ground drums,army drums,flutes,etc.
on the underground floor are bells,cymbals violins etc.
It is a...More
This museum is such and amazing space with great historical information. The fact that they do not charge entrance fee is a huge disadvantage. The fee would help to keep the place updated. What is missing is much more videos, musical than explanations and a...More
After all of the crowds and heat of Athens in August, this lovely little museum was a perfect way to spend an hour or two. The displays are really well done with beautiful examples of traditional greek instruments and supplemented with great historical photos and...More
The Museum of Popular Greek Instruments is housed in a three story house on Diogenous Street; near the Tower of the Winds in the Plaka. Funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this free-to-the-public museum highlights over 1200 musical instruments from the private collection of musician...More
If you are at all interested in Greek music, pay a visit. Very nice collection of instruments with explanations, in a former private house. Smallish but feels comprehensive, and admission is free. Enjoyed the visit.
The Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments is not quite hidden in a modest house near the Temple of the Winds in Monasteraki. It isn't a large museum but every item is well chosen. All the main types of instruments are well covered and there...More
This museum is a real gem. We couldn't believe that the entrance was free! Beautifully presented. You can listen to samples from different instruments, watch videos and see some of the most beautifully crafted instruments you ever encounter. Don't miss it!
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.