Athens History of Greek Costume museum

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Location: Kolonaki
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The Museum of the History of Greek Costume sheds light on the lost fashions and arts of Greece. It was inaugurated in 1988 by the Lyceum Club of Greek Women, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Greek folk costumes from regions all over Greece and the Greek islands.

There are over 25,000 items collected in the Museum, including male and female costumes for all occasions (daily life, weddings, funerals, special celebrations), clocks, pieces of jewelry and other unique materials. These exhibits were collected throughout many years and mostly come from donations. The museum also takes an interest in research and documentation regarding Greek fashion from ancient until modern times. Some temporary exhibitions are also held.

The Museum of the History of Greek Costume is housed in a classical mansion in Kolonaki, close to Syntagma Square. Every year, since 1990, it has been publishing a desktop calendar with photos of Greek folk costumes and other pieces of traditional art.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Museum of History of Greek Costume 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 History of Greek Costume is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in approximately 8 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro stations are Syntagma (Red Line and Blue Line) and Panepistimio (Red Line). Note that the Museum of History of Greek Costume is located within an 8-minute walking distance from both metro stations. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Amerikis" (Trolleybus line 3). Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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