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. Arrange your visit to Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments and discover more family-friendly attractions in Athens using our Athens online driving holiday planner .
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  • Pleasant visit to this small museum. Located in Plaka, in a nice environment. Explanation and description of the instruments in Greek and English. More free...
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  • After all of the crowds and heat of Athens in August, this lovely little museum was a perfect way to spend an hour or two. The displays are really well done with beautiful examples of traditional gree...  more »
  • The Museum of Popular Greek Instruments is housed in a three story house on Diogenous Street; near the Tower of the Winds in the Plaka. Funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this free-to-the-publ...  more »
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  • I’m going to Greece right now and I want to go this awesome place!
  • Great place if you're passionate about music. I loved that they had headphones so you can actually hear what the instruments sounded like.
  • What a special place to see and hear the musical instruments of the Greek people. Three floors of engrossing specimens and descriptions. The instrument shop has limited hours, but the shopkeeper is incredibly helpful.
  • Small museum with traditional folk music instruments. But what an intresting surprise. Well presented and to the point. Free enterance and easy to find. Worth a visit. Don't miss the audio samples with traditional music from various greek regions
  • 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 beautifully crafted instruments you ever encounter. Don't miss it!

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