11742 Athens, Greece
tel: +30 210 922 1044 / +30 210 922 7260
fax: +30 210 923 7358
Mon and Thurs-Sat 9am-4pm; Wed 9am-9pm (free after 3pm); Sun 10am-4pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Free on Wednesdays from 3-5. Free admission ALWAYS for children under 10, teachers, journalists and members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Anyone who appreciates attention to detail, artistry and craftsmanship will enjoy a visit to one of the world's only jewelry museums where 4,000 creations of its founder, Ilias Lalounis, gleam brilliantly from display cases. You'll see all of the cultural and historical points of reference from which he drew inspiration, such as earrings inspired by an ivory plaque from Samaria, decorated with the motif of the sacred tree of life, or a pendant taken from the folds of a "chiton" an ancient Greek garments. The third level is given to temporary exhibitions by local artists and the first level has a protected courtyard for refreshments, rooms for special workshops (some directed specifically toward children) and a gift shop that sells fashion books, children's books, hats, t shirts, ceramics, silk scarves, and, hm... oh yes! World class jewelry.
Hours are 9-9 on Wednesday
Thr, Fri, Sat 8:30-4
closed on Mondays
Acropolis Metro is a two minute walk. Located on Karyatidon and Kallisperi streets, just off of Dionysiou Areopagitou St.