Athens Convention Bureau
Sunday: 19.00 (Greek)
Sunday: 10.30 & 19.00
Tuesday Thursday: 19.00-20.00
The nautical history of Greece (from prehistoric times until today) comes to life in this museum that was founded in the port city of Piraeus in 1949. The collection features nine rooms filled with models of ancient and modern ships, paintings of seascapes by 19th and 20th century Greek painters (Prossalendis, Volanakis, Hadjis, etc.), as well as guns, maps, flags, medals and nautical instruments. There is also a specialized library with 10,000 volumes of rich archival material including a photographic and film collection, which includes, among others, the archives of Admiral Kriezis and approximately 200 maps from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00, Sunday from 09:30 to 14:00, Closed on Mondays
Restored in 1988, it contains ancient finds from the city of Piraeus, nearby Moschato and Kallithea, as well as the coastal areas of Attica and the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Artifacts from the Mycenaean and Roman periods unearthed from the bottom of the surrounding sea are housed here too. The museum’s collection offers insight into the significance Piraeus throughout Greece’s history. Four large rooms on the ground floor are dedicated to finds from several cemeteries. The top floor contains a multitude of exquisite bronze statues among them the statue of Apollo, two statues of Artemis and one of Athena, and the only archaic bronze Kouros in existence. Don’t miss the massive reconstruction of the mausoleum of Nikeratos and his son Polyxenos.
Tuesday to Sunday from 08:30 to 15:00
Closed on Mondays