Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments, Athens

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Explore the history of music at Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments, where you'll find over 1,200 Greek musical instruments on display. The collection spans over 300 years of musical history, and includes lyres, flogheras, defia, gaides, koudouia, laghouta, bouzoukia, souravlie, and many more pieces. Located in an Athenian mansion built in 1842, the museum is laid out over three floors, with instruments grouped into four sections. Explanatory labels in English accompany the displays, and the available earphones let you hear how each instrument sounds. To visit Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments on your trip to Athens, use our Athens travel itinerary maker.
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  • 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. Enj...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • Located in a beautiful neoclassical building. On his site you will see many musical instruments that exist or existed in Greece. For music lovers is that you must visit. In the Museum Shop you can find different SI-di with traditional songs of our land.
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