The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum
The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum Delphi Reviews
A hidden gem! And free admission for the time been! Feb 04, 2016
Many visitors of Delphi might not be aware of Angelos and Eva Sikelianos or their efforts to revive the Pythia Games, but I find the whole story fascinating:
The former house of the couple is now a Museum of Delphic Festivals .It stands at the north-east edge of modern town on a quiet location with great views. A stone's throw below there is a School of Fine Arts and this speaks volume about the beauty of the landscape. Geographicaly the spot is next to the archological site but one can only reach it through the modern town. The building is interesting itsself while there are various items on display connected to these two festivals, including lots of related photos, theatre costumes that Eva Palmer Sikelianos herself designed, several manuscripts of the Angelos Sikelianos, personal objects and her the famous loom. Across the road is the local cemetery where Eva Palmer is buried and one can find the graves of a few other interesting people around,- George Cram (Jig) Crook and others- .
Due to financial problems the museum remained closed for some years but since a few months ago it is open again,although on a limited timetable, admission free. Potential visitors should better double-check with the local municipality of Delphi, on the town hall building located on the southern part of Delphi, on Pavlou & Freiderikis street. On summer months sometimes small concerts take place at the outside area of the Museum, usually admission free, information on those are available on the town hall too.
The hiking trail leading up on Mt Parnassus and Corycean Cave starts a few hundrend metres away from Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, while the upper streets of Delphi are a pleasure to stroll on, so make sure you make someroom on your schedule for this.
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