Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments

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Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments

An entertaining crash course in the development of Greek music, from regional dimotika (folk) to rembetika (blues), this museum has three floors of instruments. Headphones are available so you can appreciate the sounds made by such unusual delights as goatskin bagpipes and discern the differences in tone between the Pontian lyra and Cretan lyra, string instruments often featured on world-music compilations. The museum, which is housed in the historic Lassanis Mansion and has a pretty shaded courtyard, is home to the Fivos Anoyiannakis Center of Ethnomusicology.

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