Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments, Athens

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4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Museum is free, extremely interactive and you can hear the sound of the instruments are on display.
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  • I love music and am trying everywhere go, visit museums. A pleasant surprise-a huge collection of musical instruments, many of which I saw for the first time. You can listen to all. And admission is free! Recommend!
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  • This museum is a real gem. We couldn't believe that the entrance was free! Beautifully presented. You can listen to samples from different instruments, watch videos and see some of the most beautifull...  read more »
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