Guided Tours

Η Bιβλιοθήκη του Τμήματος Μουσικών Σπουδών παρέχει την δυνατότητα σε σχολεία και φορείς, κατόπιν συνεννόησης να ξεναγηθούν στους χώρους του τμήματος.

Visitors and schools have the opportunity to see the collection of Greek and foreign musical instruments, as well as to be informed about the music – academic libraries by specialized staff. The “Museum” Collection consists of about 150 musical instruments and a small number of manuscripts and old books related to music.


The Collection of Musical Instruments is divided into two main categories. The traditional musical instruments and the collection of the ancient Greek musical instruments. Their acquisition began with the establishment of the School in 1986 and was enriched mainly by orders from renowned manufacturers and musicians from all around Greece during the period 2006 – 2015 co-financed by the European Union. The collection of traditional instruments feature lyres from all over Greece and Asia Minor. Lyres of Cappadocia, Pontus and Constantinople, Ikaria, Karpathos and Crete, the North Aegean, Macedonia and Thrace are exhibited as a whole but also in combination with other instruments that form the so-called “scales”. Wind instruments collection present a variety of flutes, mantouras and souravlia as well as zournades, nei and tzamares from Thrace.The lute collection include instruments, such as the Cretan and the mainland lute, the lafta (Polis lute), and a complete collection of tambourines that includes bouzouki, baglamades, bulgari, sazi, etc.

Rare instruments are on display in a separate showcase. An 18th-century lute and an early 20th-century oud by the famous instrument constructor Manolis Venios. The collection of cannons and santouris made by Greek and Armenian manufacturers is also part of our collection. The presentation of the traditional instruments finishes with the exhibition of a collection of water whistles (snails, bats), animal-shaped and canoe-shaped, from all around the world.


The collection of ancient Greek musical instruments include various types of guitars, panders, pectin, triangle, sambuki, formigas, rattles, whisper and trumpets.


In our premises it is hosted a 1728 Cembalo, replica of Christian Zell and a small ecclesiastical organ Chest type, manufactured in Schotland. 


The showcase with manuscripts and rare scores unfolds in the eyes of the viewer the evolution of the musical recording of the Greek mind from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. It begins with a 12th-century parchment sheet with Byzantine musical notation, an 18th-century printed liturgy, a 19th-century musical church manuscript, and early 19th-century Byzantine music editions are also on display. The collection also includes important fascimiles and musical manuscripts of the 20th century. Thus, the viewer has the opportunity to explore the different types of written notation and the dissemination of music from the Middle Ages to the present day.