Museums located around Plaka
A visitor knows Plaka’s taverns and can be definitely covered with many food and drink options in Plaka. The unknown fact of the area is that is hosts an amazing number of museums, that will make even the most academic type of traveler to stick with the quality and knowledge of them. Here is a list of the museums.
Here is the list:
1 Acropolis Museum
Located at Areopagitou Pedestrian, the top museums of Athens. Next to it there is also Pikionis Pathway you shouldn’t miss.
2 Folk Art Museum
Museum of Folk Art. Located in different building around Plaka.
3 Frissiras Museum
Frissira(s). The top contemporary art space in Greece, located next to Kydathineon street famous church, Metamorfosi Sotiros.
4 Jewish Museum
Jewish museum. Also close to Kydathineon, but located at Nikis street.
5 Athens first University- from Plato’s Academy to Capodistrias & Kolokotronis dream- Tholou 5
Athens University History museum. In Tholos street, the Cleanthis- Schaubert house hosted the first University of King Otto in 1837. This house was rebuilt from its ottoman ruins by Schaubert and Cleanthis, architects who were given by Capodistrias Athens architectural plan. The building is still open today in several occasions. it was used for several occasions, among them the first Greek university from 1837-1841. While walking there, you will admire the secret beauty of Plaka.
6 Kanellopoulos Family Museum
Kanellopoulos. If you are close to Athens University history building, Kanellopoulos foundation is a must visit cultural place in Athens.
7 School Life & Education Museum
School Life and Education. If you are walking on the most ancient street of Europe, Tripodon, you will get easily there.
8 NOA Observatory- Museum
National Observatory of Athens. Α research institute, founded in 1842, the oldest research foundation in Greece. Built on the Nymph hill http://www.noa.gr
9 Lalaounis Museum
Lalaounis Jewelry. Located at Koukaki area, behind Acropolis. It offers a variety of educational programs all year long, especially related to jewellery.
10 Aggeliki Hatzimihali Museum
Aggeliki Hatzimichali. The former house of Aggeliki Hatzimihali, a woman pioneer of her time, located at the same name street, close to Kydathineon and Filomousou square.
Apart from the museums, there are also Orthodox churches, dated even back to medieval times. Plaka as the old town and historical center of Athens, was the center of Greek Revival concept two centuries ago, so neoclassical architecture is everywhere.
So, apart from them, while wondering around Plaka’s streets and Anafiotika, you will soon realize that Athens is a learning experience and anyone can start this experience while walking at Plaka.