10558 Athens, Greece
tel: +30 210 322 9031
fax: +30 210 322 6979
Summer Mon noon-7pm; Tues-Sun 8am-7pm (in winter 8:30am-3pm)
NileGuide Expert tip:
This small museum is easy to pass by without noticing. You'll know you're at the right place when you see the Cypress trees outside of the walls of the Agia Sotira Byzantine church. The museum is just opposite.
Take a look at what comes from Greece outside of Athens at the Museum of Greek Folk Art in Plaka. The museum's collection includes items from the 1700s to present day. On display are folk paintings, pottery, costumes worn for religious and wedding ceremonies, weavings and masks to name a few. A lot of what is on display was used in homes every day, while the more formal items were used when families entertained. The museum has a library with 5000 volumes of folklore and ethnology in addition to photo, film and sound archives. Other points of interest are the Museum of Greek Children's Art, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Vlassis Frissiras Museum of Contemporary European Art. The closest metro station is Syntagma.