In a 1920’s neoclassical building, synonymous with the district of Plaka, you will find the charming Centre of Hellenic Traditions.
Set over three levels, this cultural space offers visitors an insight into Greek folk art. From handmade Greek ceramics to pastoral art, the exhibition displays traditionally made goods sourced from neighbouring islands.
The real pleasure awaits on the first floor, where you will be transported back in time at ‘H Orea Ellas’ or ‘Beautiful Greece’, a traditional coffee house overlooking the old city and the Acropolis. Ideal for a coffee anytime or a late afternoon meze and ouzo.
If you continue wondering around the gallery space, you will find an impressive collection of vintage posters that showcase the beginning of Greek industrialisation in the late 19th century.
Why Athens Tip: The terrace on the roof of the building provides a fantastic view overlooking Plaka. Outdoor musical events are often staged here in summer and advertised in store.