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Hellenic Maritime Museum

Akti Themistokleous | Freattis, Piraeus 185 37, Greece
+30 21 0451 6264
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Wonderful present in a poor package

The exhibits are fascinating. A egyptian papyrus boat, classic trieremes, ancient amphorae... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Amalia D
Interestin bit of maritime history

Mostly devoted to ancient times, the museum offers also a good collection of IWW/IIWW stuff... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Brno, Czech Republic
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Akti Themistokleous | Freattis, Piraeus 185 37, Greece
+30 21 0451 6264
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The exhibits are fascinating. A egyptian papyrus boat, classic trieremes, ancient amphorae retrieved from ancient wrecks, hundreds of models of ships, from the byzantine dromons to the revolution's trading-war ships, until the modern history of the Balkan wars and WWII. Everything you expect to see...More

Thank Amalia D
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Mostly devoted to ancient times, the museum offers also a good collection of IWW/IIWW stuff, including weaponry and even a part of real submarine!

Thank Escargot66491
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As far as museums go, this could be better. Only €4 per person, but the layout and exhibits are only so-and-so. The young person at the reception wasn't able to answer my queries and referred me to office staff at the other end of the...More

Thank terry2017782
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A somewhat "out of the way" fascinating maritime museum. If you are interested in ship models, paintings, memorabilia with an hour or so free for €4 great value. Unfortunately a number of the exhibits do not have English translations. The place looks rather closed from...More

Thank hcr673
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We only went here as I wanted to see the port of Piraeus and this in it's self is interesting as you can watch the ferries come and go. The museum is located about a 20 minute walk from the metro so you get to...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The point of this review is to highlight the wretched opening hours. It is only open from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm on Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. For the National Maritime Museum of Greece, one of the great seafaring nations of the world, that is,...More

Thank Freeman1948
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A little bit of history on the importance of sea ports in Greece, then a lot of models of ships as well as other artefacts related to the seas. Had a really good section on the naval battles of the Giorgios Averof, but I felt...More

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Worth a visit if you happen to be in Piraeus with some time on your hands, but by no mans a must-see attraction. Some interesting exhibits, but little is made of them

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Its a must see museum for people who love maritime and the sea. The visitor may find rare, old but well preserved equipment related to ships and maritime. Paintings from important Greek painters are also being presented in the museum premises. Due to the large...More

Thank Petros V
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It is a lovely museum easily to go not too far from the center of Piraeus. You have to see if it is open before you go.Interesting ship models.

Thank maria v
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