Athens Piraeus Nautical Museum

Location: Piraeus

The Nautical Museum in Piraeus, Athens: The Nautical Museum of Athens is located on Akti Themistokleous St, Freatida neighborhood, 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.

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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

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Nautical Museum, from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 13 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Nautical Museum and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Pl. Freattydos” of the bus line 904. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

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