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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

12 Kallisperi N., Athens 117 42, Greece
+30 21 0922 1044
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Unique Museum

This is a small museum (right near the Acropolis Museum). If you like jewelry and design in general... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neta_Avivi
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Great Museum

I found this museum while out walking and made sure I found time to visit. I am so glad I did. It... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Goldie50
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Vancouver, 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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+30 21 0922 1044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small museum (right near the Acropolis Museum). If you like jewelry and design in general - you'll enjoy this 3-floor museum with its old and modern exhibits. Tip: if you plan to go to both of these museum you get a discounted...More

Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this museum while out walking and made sure I found time to visit. I am so glad I did. It was really interesting. Lalaounis made jewelry for many movie productions; copying ancient jewels for movies such as Helen of Troy. Many famous people...More

Thank Goldie50
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The collection is almost exclusively the work of Ilias Lalaounis and covers two floors of the building where his original workshop was. The top floor is something of a retrospective of Lalaounis’ work, and the bottom floor is divided by collection. Lovers/scholars of ancient jewelry...More

Thank David w
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Amazing for a free 2 hour visit. The exhibits were mind-blowingly beautiful and the level of skill involved in creating this level of jewelry is incredible. There were people on hand giving demonstrations of different materials and different methods and they were genuinely passionate about...More

1  Thank nic_gaskin
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a lovely boutique museum displaying the history of Greek jewelery made by Ilias lalaounis - whose pieces were inspired by the rich collections and designs of the ancient Greeks. He started a trend of taking these designs - adding his own artistic interpretation...More

1  Thank C L
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you love jewelry, this is a worthwhile museum. Be sure to check the opening hours to make sure they are open when you drop by. There are also free admission days, so don't forget to check the schedule ahead of time.

2  Thank mac_and_mini
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Loved everything about this museum. Wednesday afternoons it's free admission and open until 9pm. Houses pieces from the various Collections created by this great man, permanent displays and temporary exhibitions by up and coming artists. A great insight and wonderful background knowledge to take to...More

3  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This museum offers a glimpse into the history of jewelry-making through the designs of master goldsmith Ilias Lalaounis, with works that cover his career from 1940 to 2000. Located on the site of his father’s workshop, where Lalaounis originally learned his craft, the permanent collection...More

4  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This museum is a definite must-see for everyone who likes jewellery, or art in general. It focuses on the really unique creations of Ilias Lalaounis, who was inspired by nature as well as ancient civilizations. I was most impressed by body jewellery as well as...More

1  Thank Vanessa_Fou
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Ilias Lalaounis jewelry museum is a must see in Athens. The staff are wonderful and the pieces on display are breathtaking. Most importantly, the staff at the jewelry shop are honest. I bought a beautiful amethyst necklace and received the tax form to have stamped...More

1  Thank yabancikiz
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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