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Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis)

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Address: Kidathineon 17 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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This museum is now closed - waiting for the new one!

The Greek Folk Art Museum consists of several buildings, namely the Bath House of the Winds, the Tools Museum on 22 Panos Street, the Tzisdarakis Mosque (now closed to the public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2015
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

The Greek Folk Art Museum consists of several buildings, namely the Bath House of the Winds, the Tools Museum on 22 Panos Street, the Tzisdarakis Mosque (now closed to the public) and the Central Building (now closed to the public). This review is for the Central Building, which I had visited in late 2014, a little before it was closed.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

It is right in the Plaka and was very interesting to see the collections of the more modern Hellenic cultures. If you find yourself with some additional time, it is worth it.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

What a gem. This small museum of Folk Art includes old Tools, ceramics, wall graphics of how things were with fabulous photo of the Greek people and so much more. Two floors of well presented exhibits. Cost of Entry was 2 euros.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Quite a nice collection of folk art, costumes and textile arts, especially for the inexpensive admission fee. I spent a good hour here admiring the well set up collection of regional costumes and Theophilos’s primitive art wall murals. As always, there is something inspiring and silver jewellery hit that note. Lovely embroidery and weavings gave a real sense of life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

This little museum gives a really detailed history of Greek art, especially art that originates from the more rural areas of Greece.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

I can't really rate this museum because when we got there (after following signs for many blocks), we discovered it was closed for a move. Call before you go if you're in Athens this spring.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Centrally located,very easy to reach at this Museum,embroidery,weavings, silver and metal artifacts,ceramics,wood-carvings and more are on display Good to see it and have some nice time while enjoying what you see here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Very nice items and a good temporary exhibit, but some parts closed or empty without explanation, and some packing materials in middle of exhibits.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Nice collection of typical old costumes, among other, from many areas of Greece. Very detailed and in many cases with a big variety of decorations and all this hand made!! The complete collection is housed in different buildings in Plaka and Monastiraki areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I've always been interested in costume and loved the embroideries and details of clothing and jewelry of people all over the world. As a child, I dreamed of being a designer and gaining inspiration but, alas, clothing is now solely a business and regional costumes are disappearing. This museum is a treasure, with beautiful costumes and jewelry, textiles and crafts... More 

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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful 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 traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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