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Seikilo

Closed Now: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Amazing hour - go seek this place out!

A highlight of Thessaloniki, the tour of these recreated ancient musical instruments was... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Dave T
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Surprising historical spot.

If you want to know a bit more of music history, research on ancient Greece history, and... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Carme R
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The SEIKILO team has a very simple yet very important vision missing from the Greek scene of designing and developing handmade artifacts: to "connect" the talent of hundreds of artists with an economically viable future. Learn about ancient Greek...more
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Filippou 49, Thessaloniki 54633, Greece
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

A highlight of Thessaloniki, the tour of these recreated ancient musical instruments was fascinating. The guide was engaging and interesting, explaining the history, music and myths, and he played the instruments delightfully. It was great to have the chance to play one of them! The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

If you want to know a bit more of music history, research on ancient Greece history, and instruments building, that's your place. If anyway you want to discover something new and interesting in Thessaloniki, that's your place. ;) This family has made it's passion it's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

The seikilo exhibition is so well explained and presented that on visiting you are transported into the world of ancient greek instruments and their fabrication. The family have done an excellent job on researching the origins and history of the lyra - their passion for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I really enjoyed Seikilo! The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and gave us a tour and explanation (including some history and Greek mythology) of the instruments and even demonstrated each one expertly! We were allowed to play on every instrument...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Orla R
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

If you want to know something about Ancient Greek culture, music, mythology and the origin of western music theory, you should definitely go there. It was more than I expected and the personal tour was with live demonstration of the instruments and we could try...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Thanks for having us, Seikilo! It was a great experience visiting you. The atmosphere in the small room, filled with all of us textil-students, while you are playing on your unique instruments, was beautiful. An exciting exchange between music und textile & fashion!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This small place for culture and music in Thessaloniki is really worth to visit. Me and other german students had an interesting conversation and a good time here. Thank you, Bianca, Student from EUF University Flensburg

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

For only 5 euros a person, a small group from my study abroad program went to Seikilo. We were given a tour by the son of the instrument craftsmen who made all of the instruments on display. He played beautiful pieces on each instrument, gave...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jack C
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I would come again and I can highly recommend! It's super interesting and not just for music-experts. Must-Do on your Thessaloniki-Trip!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lu C
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Loved the amazing explanation by Theodor. He gave us an amazing overview of the known origins of Greek music and musical instruments, and showed and played the sounds of ancient greece. Recommended for a glimpse into the history of music & its centric role in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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