Athens Centre for Popular Craft & Tradition

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Location: Plaka
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The Museum of Popular Art and Tradition "Angeliki Hatzimichali" is located in Plaka, Athens, in the house of the great folklorist Angeliki Hatzimichali. It was established in 1980 and has been welcoming visitors ever since.

The building, which is a monument of Modern Greek Architecture, is the work of the architect Aristotelis Zachos. The interior decoration has been accomplished by popular artisans and represents a creation of exceptionally high aesthetics.

The spaces of the museum are home to a collection that features folk art items with works of pottery, woodcarving and metalwork. In addition, carpets made by looms, embroidery and traditional costumes are also exhibited. 

Exhibition areas, a gift shop, and equipped classrooms for traditional arts as well as a very interesting Folklore Library are all parts of the premises. Activities include temporary exhibitions, guided tours and classes on traditional art.

How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Museum of Popular Art and Tradition "Angeliki Hatzimichali" 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 Popular Art and Tradition "Angeliki Hatzimichali" is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in approximately 7 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro stations are Syntagma (Red Line and Blue Line)and Akropoli (Red Line). Note that the Museum of Popular Art and Tradition "Angeliki Hatzimichali" is located within a 7-minute walking distance from the metro stations. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Filellinon". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

By tram: The closest tram stop is Syntagma (Route 6, Syntagma-Pikrodafni). Get a map of the tram here.



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