Seikilo
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Learn about ancient Greek mythology, Apollo and Hermes, about the different types of ancient Greek lyres (Chelys, Barbiton, Sambuca, Phorminx etc) and the enhanced vibrato mechanism of the Kithara of the Golden Age! Traditional modern instruments such as the Bouzouki and Bendir are also available. Whats more, you’ll be able to play any of them here! Combining academic research with love for ancient Greek culture and civilization; From Trias to Enneadai and Petteia (played by Achilles himself to foresee the result of the Trojan war) Seikilo’s handmade board games are numbered and available only at Seikilo. Learn how to play them and sharpen your mind like ancient Greeks did! Visiting during weekends available if booked in advance.
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Sofia D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We visited the exhibition space during a short trip to Thessaloniki. Thodoris gave us a very detailed tour, taking time to answer and discuss our questions. The handmade instruments are truly impressive, even for those without a background in music. We bought the game "Petteia", which by the way makes for great home deco as well.
Written March 29, 2017
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Mario La Rosa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I went to Seikilo museum by chance, during a weekend in Thessaloniki.
I could not expect such a beautiful place. Theodore welcomed me very kindly and explain me about his family of great luthiers and musicians. The collection of the museum has several perfect reconstructions of ancient instruments which have magnificent sounds. I study archaeomusicology and we started to talk a lot about ancient music and experimental archeology and Theodore let me play some instruments. We have a lot of common interests and I hope to meet him again, maybe in Sicily!
I suggest Seikilo to everyone, is one of the most interesting places in Thessaloniki!
Written March 8, 2020
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demetrism77
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Jul 2019 • Family
The team behind Seikilo have done such an amazing work to bring to us all the history of ancient Greek music and instruments. We visited this place on our recent family trip to Thessaloniki and I can definitely say that it was an amazing experience!

Theodoros explained in detail the evolution of musical instruments from ancient Greece to today. He played all instruments and explained every single detail regarding the origin, the materials, the history behind them.

Keep up the good work guys!!!
Written July 31, 2019
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Limor Shiponi
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
As a professional musician knowledgeable in early music, I couldn't be more surprised to find what Seikilo offers in such a modest establishment. The instruments are well researched; they look lovely and sound amazing. Theodore gave us a pleasant and accessible tour which everyone enjoyed (not only the musician). He plays very well on each and every one of the instruments presented. As mentioned, the staging is modest yet well-made and tasteful. Bottom line: a magical experience. Go there. It's a rare undertaking, its cultural value is priceless, and they need our support.
Written June 30, 2019
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Carme R
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Aug 2018 • Friends
If you want to know a bit more of music history, research on ancient Greece history, and instruments building, that's your place. If anyway you want to discover something new and interesting in Thessaloniki, that's your place. ;)
This family has made it's passion it's way of living and you can feel it when you visit this place. Highly recomended.
Written September 26, 2018
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Nikolaos K
Borovets, Bulgaria9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Amazing place to visit, full of small unique projects about culture & music. Ancient music instruments and board games are among them. SEIKILO members will guide through the ancient Greek instrument exhibition, and instruct you through the world of ancient-inspired Greek product design!
Written March 29, 2017
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Linos T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
An exceptional musical showroom and beyond in downtown Thessaloniki! Distinctive ancient and cultural instruments to be found alongside with a fountain of creativity and learning options. Staff know their stuff.
Written December 14, 2021
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Erik
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
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An extraordinary music experience in Thessaloniki! We had a fantastic demonstration of new constructed Ancient Greek music instruments. Theodoros gave us a very nice round-tour in the small museum. He told us the music history connected to the Ancient Greece and played the different instruments in a gorgeous way.
Written October 8, 2021
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David i
Dartmoor National Park, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was told about this by a friend who enthused wildly about it, so i thought I'd take a look. I'm so glad I did! This was an amazing tour of a room full of extraordinary musical instruments, which the luthier had made based on images of ancient lyres and harps. Also there were bouzoukis and baglamas from the 19th century. It was fantastic to have such a detailed explanation of the instruments, and even more astounding to hear them played by the talented tour guide, one of the luthier's sons. It was a real highlight f my time in Thessaloniki - thank you so much!
Written February 24, 2020
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Imogen M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was such a fascinating tour. The musical instruments were beautiful objects, all with their own unique sound and stories attached to them. A really interesting way of imagining the past. Definitely going to recommend Seikilo to friends and family when they visit Thessaloniki!
Written February 17, 2020
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