Description

Museum of Markos Vamvakaris
Museum of Markos Vamvakaris

Twenty three years after the death of the famous "rembeti" musician, Markos Vamvakaris, the Municipality of Ano Syros inaugurated a museum in his honour. The idea resurfaced in 1987 when a street in Ano Chora was named after him in accordance with the town square's namesake, which is graced in honour with a bust of the great troubadour and songwriter. Vamvakaris was born in Ano Syros in 1905, and became known for his rembetiko songs, particularly his song "Frangosyriani", both in Greece and abroad.

The museum is located in an old two-story house, on the main street of Ano Syros (3, Agiou Sevastiano Street), which was renovated to accommodate for the personal belongings of Markos Vamvakaris. Here you can browse his photos and personal memorabilia, the passport which he did not get the opportunity to use, his clothing and the shoes (he just adored his shoes), his manuscripts, his ring and watch, the objects which he held close when he wasn't embracing his bouzouki, and even some very personal items of his which were donated to the museum by his family.

SEASONALITY
Open summer season only
WORKING DAYS/HOURS
Daily: 11.00-14.00 & 19:00-22:00 (June-September)
ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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