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A unique mix of historic Athens and modern day Mediterranean culture

Athens, which sprawls well beyond its official limits, is unlike any other European capital. Home to roughly one-third of the Greek population, its fabric has been woven by successive waves of migrants – initially from the Greek provinces, today from abroad – since it was established in the 11th century B.C. The Greek capital may exhibit all the characteristics of a big city but at heart it remains a small town.

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Museum of Greek Folk Art

Famous A collection of secular and religious folk art,

A collection of secular and religious folk art, Editors' Note

The Museum of Greek Folk Art was founded in 1918 as the Museum of Greek Handicrafts. Till 1973 the museum was housed in the Tsisdarakis Mosque in Monastiraki Square, a building that currently houses the museum’s V. Kyriazopoulos Collection of Folk Pottery.

The Museum of Greek Folk Art features an array of objects representing all branches of folk art, from embroidery and costumes to pottery, woodcarving and stone carving. The museum has branches at Tsisdarakis Mosque, the old Ottoman Baths, the building at 8, Thespidos Street in Plaka and at 22, Panos Street in Plaka.

Museum of Greek Folk Art
Kydathineon 17, Plaka Athens
Plaka, Syntagma Square
+30 210 322 9031
09:00-14:00 Tue-Sun