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Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments

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Quality Small Museum - A Must See For Anyone Interested in Folklore Musical Instruments

This museum is well presented. Besides having a great collection of old and diverse Greek folklore... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Pleasant free museum in the heart of Athens

This museum is free -- can't beat that -- and has interesting displays on old Greek instruments... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Joel S
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well presented. Besides having a great collection of old and diverse Greek folklore instruments, what made the museum more interesting were the enlarged historical photographs on the walls of Greek people playing instruments - thus giving valuable context to the collection. Information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

This museum is free -- can't beat that -- and has interesting displays on old Greek instruments. You can listen via headphones to several different samples, although not all of them were working when we visited. I was also slightly annoyed that one of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joel S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vlad V
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This was a great little museum for music lovers. Free entrance. Several displays of traditional musical instruments. They had audio stations with English.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank erinkidd
Reviewed 31 July 2018

A quick visit to this museum to see the instruments and the evolution of music in Greek culture. See the hand made instruments.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicar_of_Dibley
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Oresti
Reviewed 24 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DHG
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank yanem
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank David H
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Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
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pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious
traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
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