Frissiras Museum
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Frissiras Museum

Frissiras Museum
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Neighborhood: Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
How to get there
  • Syntagma • 6 min walk
  • Akropoli • 8 min walk
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permia
Ireland61,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Nostalgia – Paintings from the 1980s was an exhibition underway on our visit. Comprising great collections of Greek and European works it was an engaging exposition of a selection of the thousands of art pieces held by the museum.

In the impressive and elegant space, we enjoyed leisurely strolling admiring the art.

Grand portraits of individuals and families included The Boxer and the Model by Vassilis Dionissopoulos and Tassos Missouras's The Family.

At the Bar shows a somewhat louche figure enjoying the fruits of the hostelry. A number of self portraits and still life are absorbing.

My Mother with the Silent Telephone is a poignant piece that is redolent for the current times.
Written May 13, 2020
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desireeprinsloo
Hydra Town, Greece6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is one of the Plaka’s hidden secrets. A fully restored multi storied classic building with exciting contemporary European paintings. I have met Mr Frsseras several times at the counter, he is a kind approachable man communicating through his staff as I don’t speak Greek. It is perhaps the only place in Athens showing large scale figurative paintings over three floors. Down stairs is a sitting area and a collection of art books based on previous shows. A must visit for any art lover.
Written June 16, 2023
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sciencedog
London, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
The gallery was devoted to a temporary exhibition (Thanassis Makris- In Retrospect). I really enjoyed the art. The building is lovely.
Written November 22, 2012
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Karen P
Girona, Spain887 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I have never complained about an exhibition before, but I did when visiting the Frissiras Museum. I love modern art and certainly am not averse to the adult female nude but there were several exhibits in the Love is a Dog from Hell exhibition that I believe should have been censored where young teenage girls were presented as sexual objects. I would urge the curating team to choose more carefully and fill this beautiful space with inspiring art.
Written May 11, 2020
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Mike E
Mitcham, UK98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This neoclassical mansion has been tastefully adapted as an art gallery. When we visited the exhibition was on the female form, not always nude, but quite often provocative, even shocking in its content. Not for everyone but if you are a fan of modern art it is well worth taking the time to visit this art gallery, tucked away in the side streets of Plaka.
Written May 16, 2019
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glock123
Neath, UK66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
if like me you like to see some art then okay..but this hard to find museum has 4 small floors and exhibits about a maximum 30/40 works at any one time..i visited the exhibit the departed in nov 2016 and if you are currently in athens dont take your kids as it has some disturbing erotic stuff on show..if you go allow 30 minutes
Written November 11, 2016
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Dear Glock123 Thank you for your visiting Frissiras Museum and taking some time to post your review. If I may, some clarifications: Frissiras museum is actually very easy to find via Google Maps, plus, there are numerous signs around the block of the museum's location in Plaka, Athens. Furthermore, the museum holds approximately 2-3 exhibitions per year, showcasing different works from its collection of 3,500 works of contemporary European painting and statistically each exhibition includes approximately 90-100 paintings (not 30-40 as you mention). This is also true for the current exhibition 'The Departed' (Sep-Dec 2016). As far as the subject -for some of the exhibition's paintings- is concerned, thank you for your subjective opinion. Looking forward welcoming you back at Frissiras museum in the future.
Written November 12, 2016
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jalos38
London, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
great exhibition of all female artists at the Frissiras Museum. always get a good selection of interesting artwork from the Frissaras Collection in this museum. staff are always friendly and the bookshop has a great range of catalogues from old and new exhibitions, always of excellent quality. you certainly don't expect to find this breath of contemporary art in the heart of Plaka, Athens main tourist hub which tends to be packed with the same old, same old stereotypical stuff. Frissiras Museum is far from stereotypical. I have a thing with heights so the stairwell which looks into a void makes me shudder. thankfully there is a lift for those who can't stomach heights.
Written May 22, 2016
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye195,833 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
The only Museum for Contemporary European Painting in Greece.Here,
the collections comprise sections of paintings,drawings,sculptures and engravings by major European artists.
Written January 29, 2015
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sestius
Doha, Qatar19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We saw an exhibition by ten women artists. Tiny little museum but very well done with excellent lighting and an atmosphere of calm. Loved the varied exhibitions. There is a small library for anyone who wants to have a sit and a think.
Written April 3, 2019
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Rebecca C
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
I was lucky enough to see an excellent exhibition here titled "ELLES". It was a show of women artists curated from the museum's own collection. It was excellent. The museum is a bit difficult to find, but well worth the effort. The building is a typical Athenian townhouse for the 1850's that has been completely renovated, and is beautiful in itself. The museum is a must see for anyone interested in contemporary art.
Written May 25, 2016
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