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Chalepas Museum (Kardamites)

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Address: Pirgos, 842 00, Greece
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11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Great artist

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... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Piraeus, Greece
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Piraeus, Greece
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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 was no point in making anything. His most famous art is a lady sleeping. At... More 

Thank elenitsaa
Athens, Greece
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 a ticket of 3€ which includes the museum of artists from tinos. The guard there... More 

Thank irina687
Kozani, Greece
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57 reviews
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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 fine art out of nothing in the villages of Tinos - a great island.

Thank zvrikos
Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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 the area. Low budget but an excellent outcome!

Thank Ion F
Tinos, Greece
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13 reviews
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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 of the Panhellenic Holy Foundation of the Evangelistria of Tinos, to continue his studies at... More 

Thank Noni G
Athens, Greece
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84 reviews
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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
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Nice, beautiful but not something special. You can only see the preparation for the carving of statues. You can see molds and the place where the sculptor lived and worked. Two museums a combined ticket (2 euro).

Thank ChronisPap
Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

An inspirational place. The small house where the Great Greek sculptor Yiannoulis Chalepas was born, with some of his dreamy creations scattered around the rooms. Old rooms, the sculptor's bedroom, the kitchen, dining and the spaces where he would create his masterpieces. Beautiful small museum, a must-visit if you go to Tinos.

1 Thank DemiK73
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Nice little museum of the house of a marble artist. It's nice to see how he lived, the plaster sculptures and drawings he made for the marble pieces. Too sad that depression and family pressure put a hold on his creativity and productivity.

Thank Bas e

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