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Nautical Museum of Greece

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Address: Akti Themistokleous Street, Zea Harbour | Freatida, Piraeus 999-20, Greece
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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
maria v
Athens, Greece
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Henley on Thames
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, IMHO, truly lamentable. It is difficult to find because the signage to it is almost... More 

Thank Freeman1948
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 they belonged more with the ships itself which is its own exhibit on the other... More 

Thank Edward A
Surrey, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Piraeus, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 amount of items the visitor may need 1-3 hours to complete his/her tour. Books and... More 

Thank Petros V
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Busselton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We are sailors and sea junkies. This was great for us. It is under the road and inside the Zea Marina area. 4.00euro is good. Great info on islands and history. There is an incredibly jam packed library. Terrific art and naval features.

Thank Lucypoodle
Athens, Greece
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The Hellenic Maritime Museum was founded in 1949 and is located at Freatida, near Zea Harbour, in Piraeus. Easy access by foot from the center of Piraeus in 15-20 minutes route. The museum exhibits almost 2500 items presenting in chronological order the maritime history of Greece from prehistoric times to the present day. The most interesting detail is that youu... More 

Thank Areti V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Amazing artifacts showing all aspects of greek sea manship had a amazing time and not too hard to find. Next door is flocafe so have a coffee and watch the new shipping.The staff in the museum are very good and gave me a book in english

Thank abrenda942
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Hard to find and looks closed even when open. Very incoherent but some nice items on display. I enjoyed the outside part with artillery pieces the most. Typically no information whatsoever. I guess only for military enthusiasts. The nearby marina is nice for a stroll, verified by my female counterpart.

Thank Kornel H
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

It's not the easiest museum to find and the place looks closed and locked up. However, you just need to push hard on the door marked entrance and you'll be in. The exhibition is divided into two parts: one deals with the fortification of the harbour by Themistocles in the 5th century BC and the importance of triremes and shipsheds.... More 

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