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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

12 Kallisperi N. | Adjacent to the New Acropolis Museum, Athens 117 42, Greece
+30 21 0922 1044
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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum Entrance Ticket
US$6 per adult
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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum Entrance Ticket
US$6 per adult
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Kallisperi N. | Adjacent to the New Acropolis Museum, Athens 117 42, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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+30 21 0922 1044
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US$66 per adult
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Every big city holds hidden surprises for the adventuresome. Not to make a pun, this one is a gem. The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum honors the patriarch of modern Greek jewelry and internationally recognized icon of the decorative arts. Only a few blocks from the...More

Thank jeffsiger
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Beautifully displayed and enlightening look at one mans work. The staff answered all our questions and gave us commentary on various items. Short video showed the delicate process of jewelry making. So many intricate designs featured styles from the early greek past. If you like...More

Thank johnelse
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

The museum's permanent exhibition examines the art of smithery. jewelry creation and micro sculpting through the creations of the world renowned artist Ilias Lalaounis. Apart from that, look for its temporary exhibions! There is a wide variety of topics that you can learn from! The...More

1  Thank Maria L
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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

If you are a jewelry lover you must visit this museum. Explore its amazing collections and see all the history of this genius man, Ilias lalaounis. He was ahead of his time and made jewelry with a story. Loved it! A must ask to see...More

1  Thank LDidy
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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

4  Thank DHG
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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summan80
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Response from Ioanna_Lalaouni | Property representative |
The entrance to the museum includes a ticket. Free entrance every Saturday, Wednesday afternoons after 3 pm. and during the month of August. Please see also web site of facebook page for updates. Best :)
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