Centre of Folk Art and Tradition


  • Address: 6 Angelikis Hatzimichalis St, Plaka
  • Tel.: 210
    3243972, 210 3243987
  • Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
    Friday 09:00-13:00 and 17:00-21:00; Saturday, Sunday 09:00-13:00; Closed Mondays


The museum is housed in the former residence of the
great folklorist Angeliki Hatzimichali (1895-1965), who grew up in Plaka. The
building is the work of Macedonian architect Aristotelis Zachos, a notable researcher
of Greek tradition. Its attractive interior was created by folk art craftsmen.
Today it falls under the authority of the City of Athens Cultural Organisation.


A folkloric art library comprising books and magazines
on ethnography, folk art, tradition and literature, mostly concerning Greece and the
Balkans, operates on the premises. The library does not lend out books but has a
reading room and provides printouts of its publications.


The library is used primarily by researchers, students
and pupils.


Aside from the permanent exhibition of museum items,
the museum also hosts periodical exhibitions of folkloric art.


Folk Art Education lessons

The museum conducts lessons on traditional arts such
as weaving, needlepoint, tatting and embroidery.

Educational Programmes

Museum visits are conducted for schools of all educational levels with
the aim of familiarising students with folk art and folklore.



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63A Athinas St, Kotzia Square, Athens 10552, Greece
Tel: +30 210 3722001
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