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Museum of Greek Folk Art, {CATEGORY}

This Plaka museum houses a splendid collection of Greek folk art. The museum's precious exhibits—the oldest of which date back to 1650—recreate the lifestyle of the Greek people and bear witness to their craftsmanship. The colourful costumes representing each region of Greece are impressive. Visitors can also admire other works of folk art such as embroidery, woodcarvings, silverware, handwoven rugs, pottery and paintings. The museum also organises educational programmes and a series of seasonal events in order to revive traditional customs connected with Easter, Carnival, Christmas etc. There is also a large archive and library.

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Address: 17 Kydathineon Street, Athens 105 58

City: Athens

Country: Greece

Phone 1: +30 2103229031

Opening hours: Summer Mon noon-7pm. Tues-Sun 8am-7pm (in winter 8:30am-3pm)

Entrance fee: Admission 2€ ($2.60)

Access by subway: Metro Syntagma or Acropolis

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Museum of Greek Folk Art, {CATEGORY}

This endearing small museum showcases dazzling embroideries and costumes from all over the country. Seek out the small room with zany frescoes of gods and heroes done by the eccentric artist Theofilos Hadjimichael, who painted in the early part of the 20th century. We stop by here every time we're in Athens, always finding something new, always looking forward to our next visit - and always glad we weren't born Greek women 100 years ago, when we would have spent endless hours embroidering, crocheting, and weaving. Much of what is on display was made by young women for their proikas (dowries) in the days when a bride was supposed to arrive at the altar with enough embroidered linen, rugs, and blankets to last a lifetime. The museum shop is small but good.

Museum of Greek Folk Art, {CATEGORY}

This endearing small museum showcases dazzling embroideries and costumes from all over the country. Seek out the small room with zany frescoes of gods and heroes done by the eccentric artist Theofilos Hadjimichael, who painted in the early part of the 20th century. We stop by here every time we're in Athens, always finding something new, always looking forward to our next visit - and always glad we weren't born Greek women 100 years ago, when we would have spent endless hours embroidering, crocheting, and weaving. Much of what is on display was made by young women for their proikas (dowries) in the days when a bride was supposed to arrive at the altar with enough embroidered linen, rugs, and blankets to last a lifetime. The museum shop is small but good.

Museum of Greek Folk Art, {CATEGORY}

This Plaka museum houses a splendid collection of Greek folk art. The museum's precious exhibits—the oldest of which date back to 1650—recreate the lifestyle of the Greek people and bear witness to their craftsmanship. The colourful costumes representing each region of Greece are impressive. Visitors can also admire other works of folk art such as embroidery, woodcarvings, silverware, handwoven rugs, pottery and paintings. The museum also organises educational programmes and a series of seasonal events in order to revive traditional customs connected with Easter, Carnival, Christmas etc. There is also a large archive and library.

Museum of Greek Folk Art, {CATEGORY}

This Plaka museum houses a splendid collection of Greek folk art. The museum's precious exhibits—the oldest of which date back to 1650—recreate the lifestyle of the Greek people and bear witness to their craftsmanship. The colourful costumes representing each region of Greece are impressive. Visitors can also admire other works of folk art such as embroidery, woodcarvings, silverware, handwoven rugs, pottery and paintings. The museum also organises educational programmes and a series of seasonal events in order to revive traditional customs connected with Easter, Carnival, Christmas etc. There is also a large archive and library.

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