Athens born and bred Ilias Lalaounis is the country’s most internationally renowned artist and jeweller. His museum is a private non-profit organisation devoted to the historical development of the art of jewellery. Its main edifice was the original workshop of Ilias Lalounis Company. The 4,000 pieces of the permanent collection will dazzle you. Kids, though, are more likely to get stuck at the authentic jewellery workshop where one can see the house goldsmiths in action sharing tips on ancient goldsmithery techniques. Big spenders usually head straight to the shop for 24K gifts. If you are frugal there are mugs and T-shirts with the museum’s logo.
Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat 09:00-15:00/ Sun 11:00-16:00/ Closed Mon - Tue