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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

12 Kallisperi N., Athens 117 42, Greece
+30 21 0922 1044
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A Stunning Tribute to Ilias Lalaounis!

Everyone visits Athen's new Acropolis Museum; however there's a hidden gem right up the street at... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2015
DHG
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Boston
Worthwhile for lovers of jewellery and art

A gorgeous museum dedicated to the art of jewellery, tucked away on a side street near the... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2015
angc377
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Calgary, Canada
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The ILJM is the only jewelry museum in Greece. It is a nonprofit cultural organization certified by the Greek Ministries of Finance and of Culture since 1993. The ILJMuseum is not government funded. The Museum strives to act as an international center for the continuation of traditional crafts especially the ancient art of silver and goldsmithery. In its twenty years of operation over 50 temporary exhibitions have been organized in Greece and abroad. 1200 specialized educational programs have reached over 90.000 children and 20.000 adults. Its future agenda includes introducing new initiatives on education of art and cultural education through fun and inspirational activities for both children and adults. Collaboration with international Museums, organizations and Educational institutions is needed more than ever to bring Greece in the front page of the international Cultural agenda.
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12 Kallisperi N., Athens 117 42, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

Everyone visits Athen's new Acropolis Museum; however there's a hidden gem right up the street at the corner of Karyatidon - Kallisperi 12 streets. The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum is the first and only museum in Athens devoted to modern jewelry in Greece and it...More

3  Thank DHG
Reviewed 1 March 2015

A gorgeous museum dedicated to the art of jewellery, tucked away on a side street near the Acropolis Museum. It features collections from famous Greek jeweller Ilias Lalaounis and artworks from private collections. With an entrance fee of 5 euros, it is a bit pricier...More

3  Thank angc377
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I visit the museum on saturday and was of Free Entrance very friendly Personel explain us the where abouts, now i try to be as much objective as it can be since im in the field, the Museum is dedicated to what Mr. Lalaounis created...More

1  Thank yannoma
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I visited the museum together with a friend some days ago. We viewed the exhibits in the first floor but were disturbed by the loud business conversation held between what was obviously an employee of the museum with a client who wanted to use jewellery...More

3  Thank MarionHLetitia
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I dragged my kids here because I wanted to see this famous jeweler's art. He draws inspiration from everywhere around him, starting with periods of Greek history - -ancient, Byzantine, etc, and then from everything-- plants, animals, other cultures, the solar system, chemistry... and everything...More

Thank lesliekaplan
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I thought this museum might be a little 'serious', but was delighted to find the most fabulously OTT selection of gold jewellery spread over the two floors of this tasteful Acropolis villa. Yes, some pieces look dated, but at the same time are a fabulous...More

2  Thank prp
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Their collection is not historic jewelry but jewelry recently designed and made using impressions from other cultures. The pieces were huge and only for special occations if worn at all. More modern than realistic. Felt the collection was misrepresented.

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I love beautifully designed jewelry and appreciate the Byzantine workmanship, so I really looked for to this one on our return trip to Athens. It focused on the various collections that Mr. Lalaounis created in the 60-80's, but that was about it. NOt really worth...More

1  Thank Diana5531
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Have read about this museum and then came to it by chance. Pretty impressive design. Lots of gold...of course. Really like the greek archeological inspired design. Worth a visit.

3  Thank T M
Reviewed 27 February 2013

A stunning retrospective collection of the work of a master craftsman. Shows another side of the influential culture of Greece inspiring beautiful jewellery.

5  Thank Annie W
Nearby
Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient
temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small
wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer
numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely
pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between
the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth
climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges
with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the
...More
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