The Jewellery Museum of Ilias Lalaounis is the first and only jewellery museum in Greece. A few steps away from the Acropolis, it is a necessary stop for the visitors looking for some shade and their daily jewellery fix.
Focusing on promoting the history of jewellery, its permanent collection includes 4000 jewels created by its founders. Walking through the collection allows you to admire pieces mainly inspired by Hellenistic civilization and to discover the art of jewellery-making through short videos being screened on both floors of the museum. The staff is also extremely well-trained to give you answers on precious stones, metals or any question on jewellery.
Of course, my favourite area was the “Special Request” windows featuring some show-stopping bespoke and unique jewellery pieces as well as the small boutique at the entry which offers books, small jewellery and other well designed objects.
Kallisperi & Karyatidon, 11742, Athens – Admission 5€ (free entrance during all August)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Sunday: 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Wednesday: 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.