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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

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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...more
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12 Kallisperi N. | Adjacent to the New Acropolis Museum, Athens 117 42, Greece
Thissio / Makriyanni
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I visited the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry museum in June and was blown away by the Greek Jewelry designs, past and present history of the museum. I also took a summer workshop in the museum. It was one of the best Jewelry workshop I had. Highly...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

What a gem! We had a small discount because we had purchased the €30 seven sights ticket. The way in which all of the pieces are displayed, with the explanation of how they were inspired was really very interesting. The short film giving further insight...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We have walked by this museum so many times and I kept asking my husband if we could visit. He just laughed. I think he thought I I would try to buy some earrings. Finally, I persuaded him to visit. It was a Saturday and...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Wether or not this place is good will depend on your attitude to jewellery. €5 is a lot for such a small museum, but well worth it if you like to see jewellery art. Some spectacular pieces and many based on past eras. The shop...More

Thank PJEColchester
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We loved it. And i love jewelry. This museum had unique pieces and we have seen quite a bit in our travels.

Thank Hirlsa H
Ioanna_Lalaouni, Διευθυντής at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time. Hope that you can see new exhibitions and enjoy our artists workshops next time you visit. Safe travels.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to catch the last 45 minutes of opening time at this stunning small museum. Beautiful jewellery and a fascinating history of Mr Lalaounis and his company. If you love jewellery and gorgeous design, it’s absolutely unmissable.

Thank bettychienne
Ioanna_Lalaouni, Διευθυντής at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely critic. Very glad you enjoyed it. Please book in advance a tour next time your are in Athens.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on Saturday when the entrance is free! Very nicely organized gold collection is at the upper floors. There is a nice shop downstairs with cool stuff and small patio if you like to have a coffee. The collection was inspired by many things and...More

Thank Sarisoy
Ioanna_Lalaouni, Διευθυντής at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed our facilities. Please ask for a tour next time you are back :)

Reviewed 28 October 2017

After a being tired in the morning visiting acropolis we decided to have a rest before going to acropolis museum, on the doad we saw this museum, weknow the work of this iconic jewelers taking inspiration in the past. The museum entrance is free and...More

Thank Olivier t
Ioanna_Lalaouni, Διευθυντής at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. Note that The Museum has a free entrance all August, and for the rest of the year every Wednesday afternoon and every Saturday. Safe travels

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Always learning. A charming and very special corner of a rarified craft. Ilias lalaounis heritage is a Unique homage to an ancient art. Great place to escape to another world where beauty and antiquity are venerated.

Thank greekrabbit
Ioanna_Lalaouni, Διευθυντής at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your kind note. Next time enjoy Lalaounis iconic jewelry as well as contemporary studio jewelry. :)

Reviewed 14 July 2017 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

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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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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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