Learn an Ancient Music Instrument: The Lyre of Apollo

Learn an Ancient Music Instrument: The Lyre of Apollo

Lina Palera (your host in this experience) is a world-renowned lyricist, and she has performed at ancient Greek amphitheaters, museums and international music festivals (such as MusikMesse, Germany). Apart from being an amazing musician, Lina is an equally great tutor with studies and teaching experience in London and Athens. Living for half a decade in England, Lina speaks fluently English, and Greek.


// While you live, shine. - Seikilos Epitaph

Υou will have the chance to hear and play the ancient Greek lyre, a music instrument invented thousands of years ago! How are we going to do that-
First, we will take a closer look at the sound and the aesthetics of a reconstructed ancient Greek lyre, learn about the music system of antiquity and play the lyre on the spot! Then, we are going to learn how to play the “Epitaph of Seikilos”, the oldest complete melody (with lyrics) that survives today! You will soon realize that this ancient musical instrument is much simpler to learn than a guitar or most of the other modern instruments, and this is probably why it was used as a teaching tool for almost every young who lived in ancient Greece.
A unique (and truly one-of-a-kind) experience that is offered only by SEIKILO Cultural Space!

What we will Offer You-
An ancient Greek lyre will be provided to each of the participants during this experience. These are one-of-a-kind music instruments, handcrafted by the world-renowned niche brand Luthieros.
No need to have any kind of musical education. In case you are a professional musician, this experience can be tailored to your level!

Stop At:

• Seikilo, Vasileos Irakleiou 4, Thessaloniki 54633 Greece

Informacion Adicional
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 1 Hour
Start location: SEIKILO Museum of Ancient Music, Vasileos Irakleiou 4, Thessaloniki 546 25, Greece

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private access to the SEIKILO museum (tickets are included in the price).
  • An ancient Greek lyre will be provided to each of the participants during this experience.

Not Included


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