Athens History of Greek Costume museum

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Location: Kolonaki

The Museum of the History of Greek Costume in Athens: The Museum of the History of the Greek Costume offers a very pleasant experience throwing light into 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 preserve and promote Greek folk costumes from regions all over Greece and from the Greek islands.

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

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

Address: Dimokritou st, 7, Kolonaki
Phone: (+30) 210 3629513

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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 Athens 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 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or 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 metro station, in approximately 8 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro stations are “Syntagma” on lines 2 and 3 and “Panepistimio” on line 2. 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” of the trolleybus route 3. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

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