Today I went to the gramophone museum and it’s really a guy’s memorial to his family as there is a picture of his parents on the wall and himself when he was a young man. It also has pictures of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, Maria Callas along with Angelos Sikelianos as an older man and Aristotle Valaoritis.
There is a working gramophone which he will demonstrate and the older peg version which you also get to try for yourself.
He has dramachas on display and it’s quite quaint. It reminds you of an antique shop all of these objects from yester year.
He also has syrtaki cds and one of traditional Greek music which costs €5 euros but since his English is not all that good you think that is the price of admission. It’s pretty much the only place you get to buy traditional music here though so it’s worth supporting him. He does says on his sign outside that if it’s not open call the number and he will come immediately to open up. I was initially skeptical of this because of the speed of Greek life but it may be true. However you would only know this information if you can read Greek and the reply will most likely will also be Greek so not much help to the average tourist. By the way it’s open 10-2pm and 7-10pm but don’t count on it as the first time I went at 1:30pm and it was most certainly shut with no one in sight to open up for customers.
Along with the purely Greek sign there is a small display of traditional ladies dresses with one from 1900’s and the other from 1920’s.
- For those interested in music see here Heptanese School of music, Agni Baltsa.
- For more cultural artefacts see here Other museums in Lefkás
- For my other work see here Series links.