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The Museum of Greek Folk Art was founded in 1918 and houses an impressive collection of folk art which dates from 1650 until today. The museum gives an insight to Greek lifestyle over the centuries, displaying their paintings, pottery, hand-woven rugs, silverware and traditional costume relating to each region on the first floor.

On the second floor, there is a model of a traditional village house and paintings by Theophilos of Lesvos, the Greek primitive artist. There is also a library with books on Greek folk art, ethnology and folklore not to mention educational programmes, media archives, pottery classes and workshops for children.

Athens Travel Guide | Museums in Athens


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