Athens Greek Folk Art museum

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Location: Plaka
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The Greek Folk Art Museum is closed until further notice.

The Greek Folk Art Museum in Athens: The Folk Art Museum of Greece is located in Plaka. It contains a vast collection of items that date from 1650 until modern times.
It was founded in 1918 and was housed in Tzisdarakis Mosque in Monastiraki until 1973. Today, it belongs to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

The ground floor of the museum showcases embroidery items, such as textiles used in different areas of Greece to decorate the matrimonial bed.
The mezzanine floor has a pottery collection as well as metal and wooden utensils from all over Greece.
The first floor hosts temporary exhibitions and the works of Theofilos Hatzimihail (1868-1934), one of the most eminent Greek painters.
The second floor displays ecclesiastical items (crosses, gospels, chalices, etc), folk objects (pieces of weapons, trays, belts, etc) and pieces of jewelry.
The upper floor contains traditional male and female customs from all Greek areas. There are wedding items and daily items of clothing, some plain and others nicely decorated with colorful small stones.

The Folk Art Museum of Greece also hosts a library with 5,000 books and magazines about folk art and ethnology.

The museum is frequently visited, especially by school children, and organizes lectures, seminars, pottery classes, festivals, and shadow theatre performances.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Museum of Greek Folk Art from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

On foot: As the Museum of Greek Folk Art is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in approximately 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is Akropoli (Red Line). Note that the Museum of Greek Folk Art is located within a 5-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.



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