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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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Worthwhile visit

Great little free museum with a vast collection of traditional instruments and various means to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
via mobile
A nice surprise

I came across this little museum whilst wandering around the Plaka. For such a small museum - one... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
London UK
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Diogenous 1-3 | Plaka, Athens 105 56, Greece
+30 21 0325 4119
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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

3  Thank Lante
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
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise in Athens. Only took about 30 minutes to see the exhibits. Interesting displays of Greek stringed instruments and more.

2  Thank Gay Ann W
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in authentic folk music , this little museum is great. The instruments are well organised , the explanations in Greek and English , giving good historical notes about their introduction into Greece. There are also a number of audio ports (...More

1  Thank GreekDownunder
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This museum is free. The exhibits are well arranged with helpful audio support. The exhibition offers a wondeul tour through the evolution of Greek mainland and island musical instruments. The overall message is that Greek people can discover musical sounds from anything. Definitely worthwhile.

1  Thank saddened_11
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I always take time to go there whenever I'm in Athens. The exhibits are arranged by instrument families and groups, with full explanations and in many cases historical photos. On a couple of occasions there were outstanding concerts in the courtyard area. In the Museum...More

1  Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This small museum has an excellent collection of Greek instruments. they are well displayed and the best part is that near each exhibit are earphones that allow the viewer to listen to examples of the music played by the instrument. We were treated to a...More

1  Thank Kenneth e
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The museum is difficult to find -- several of the standard Athens maps have it in the wrong place. 1-3 Diogenous Str. is the correct address. There are four rooms: two on the main floor (wind instruments and drums), one in the basement (bells and...More

1  Thank handelfan
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a little trouble finding this place but it was very interesting. I am a music teacher and loved seeing all the instruments and hearing what they sound like. Museum is free and very well organized. We visited the museum store and bought several...More

1  Thank maldenmusic
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
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