Markos Vamvakaris museum was founded in 1995 in Ano Syros, the place where Markos was born. On Ag. Sevastianou street, on old two-story house was turned into the museum and hosted many personal items of the artist, his records and a lot of photographs.
Markos Vamvakaris(Márkos Vamvakáris) was a rebetiko musician. He is universally referred to by rebetiko writers and fans simply by his first name, Márkos. The great significance of Vamvakaris for the rebetiko is also reflected by his nickname: the “patriarch of the rebetiko“. As the years pass, his towering contribution to Greek music emerges. All other Greek composers, of his time and afterwards, revere him as their master teacher, and Mikis Theodorakis remarked: “We all, we are but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree“.
Among other things, visitors can see Markos Vamvakaris’ clothes, shoes, rings, his watch, his ID and passport.
The museum is open from June 1st till the end of September.
Monday to Sunday : 11am – 14pm and 19pm – 22pm
For more information, please contact us : 22813 60914