Museum of Greek Popular Instruments
Tower of the Winds
The well-preserved Tower of the Winds was built in the 1st century BC by a Syrian astronomer named Andronicus. The octagonal monument of...
This beautifully refurbished 17th-century hammam is the only surviving public bathhouse in Athens and one of the few remnants of Ottoman...
Roman Agora & Tower of the Winds
Entrance to the Roman Agora is through the well-preserved Gate of Athena Archegetis , which is flanked by four Doric columns. It was...
Popular full-sized stage and dance floor; in summer, there’s more sedate live music on the terrace.
This age-old Plaka taverna, with an antiquated menu in several badly translated languages, sits in a pleasant village-style square away...
Museum of Greek Popular Instruments information
Lonely Planet review
More than 1200 folk instruments dating from the 18th century are exhibited over three floors, with headphones for visitors to listen to the sounds of the gaida (Greek goatskin bagpipes) and Byzantine mandolins, among others. Musical performances are held in the lovely garden in summer.