Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis), Athens

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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.
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.
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  • I found it while strolling in the Kidacineon Street in Plaka district. From Cine Paris (Roof Garden Cinema) to the East (National Garden direction), we arrived in a few minutes.
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  • 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 int...  more »
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