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The Museum of Greek Folk Art is a museum in Athens, Greece. The museum was founded in 1918 as the Museum of Greek Handicrafts in the Tzistarakis Mosque in Monastiraki, which later became the National Museum of Decorative Arts and in 1959 it obtained its current name. In 1973 the greater part of the collection and the main functions of the museum were moved to 17 Kydathinaion Str. in Plaka and the mosque was annexed to it. Other annexes are the old "Public Baths" at Kyrristou 8 and one at Thespidos 8, both also in Plaka.Add Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis) to your Athens travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Athens trip planner.
The Tzistarakis Mosque in Monastiraki square is one of the annexes of the Museum of Greek Folk Art, housing the "V. Kyriazopoulos Collection of Folk Pottery".
The old Public Baths in 8 Kyrristou Str. is the only surviving and very well preserved Public Baths building in Athens and it is another annex of the Folk Art Museum.
Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis) Reviews
This is a fascinating little museum and only 3 Euros. It is on the street between the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora. We were in need of a few minutes sitting down (and a clean restroom) and went..... more »
Musuem empty but still charged admission fee. Only thing of interest was the old bath house but not worth paying to get in. more »
The wrong address is listed. Very confusing and unorganized. Unfortunate.
Closed and confusing address
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