Piraeus Nautical Museum
The Nautical Museum in Piraeus, Athens: The Nautical Museum of Athens is located on Akti Themistokleous St, Freatida neighbourhood, Piraeus. It was founded in 1949 and its building has 9 rooms. Its exhibits date from the prehistoric to present times. They include nautical instruments, models of ancient and modern ships, maps, flags, medals and weapons.
It also hosts works of art, such as paintings of seascapes made by some of the best Greek painters of the 19th and the 20th century. All these exhibits aim to present the long and glorious naval history.
Moreover, the Nautical Museum houses a specialized library with 10,000 volumes and vast archival material, apart from a photo collection. There are also 200 maps dating from the 16th to the 20th century and the archive of Admiral Kriezis, which has been donated to the Museum.
Outside the museum, there is a copy of the submarine Papanikolis, who played an important role in the battles of the 1st and the 2nd World War. The Nautical Museum is located in Piraeus as a recognition of the importance of Piraeus Port for the culture of Greece. It is found right above Marina Zeas, a small port for private yachts lined by cafeterias.
Address: Freatidos Square, Marina Zeas, Piraeus
Phone: (+30) 210 45 16 264