Melina Merkouri Cultural Centre

Museum in Filopappou Hill, Thisio & Petralona

For anyone who loves the Greek tradition of karagiozis (shadow puppets), this free museum is a treat, packed with the creations of master puppeteer Haridimos (Sotiris Haritos). There's very little English signage, but the displays tell their own stories. Upstairs is a mock street scene of 'old Athens,' with shop windows of the typesetter, the photo studio, the barber and more. Sundays at 11am there's a puppet show.