Athens Piraeus Archaeological Museum

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Location: Piraeus
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The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus in Athens: The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus is located in proximity to Marina Zeas and the port of Piraeus. It exhibits findings unearthed from excavations conducted in the wider area, i.e. Piraeus and coastal Attica. The elegant building consists of two floors with separate halls that are divided according to thematology. The present collection was exhibited in its current state in 1966. Many items are part of donations from private collections, while they cover the time period from the Minoan to the Roman era.

The contribution of the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus is rather significant, as it manages to present the long, glorious history of the renowned port.
A series of events, lectures, and programs to acquaint the public with the rich national heritage of Greece are frequently organized by the museum, too.

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  • Hop on Hop off tour, from Piraeus

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    The Blue Tour Bus departs from Akti Miaouli in Piraeus, which is very close to the Cruise Ship Terminal. It makes few stops in the town of Piraeus and then continues to Athens. There, in the New Acropolis Museum, you can get off and take the Red Athens Sightseeing Bus with the same ticket.

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More information about the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

The exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus are divided into two spaces.

On the first floor, guests can wander through:
• Objects related to the main functions of the port (Lobby)
• Findings dating from the Mycenaen era to the Hellenistic era from recent excavations at the coasts of Athens and Saronic Islands and a vast collection of vases from the Geometric and Archaic periods (Room 1)
• Bronze statues (Rooms 2 and 3)
• A representation of a sanctuary of the classical period, framed by a series of reliefs found in various sanctuaries of Piraeus (Room 4)
• A collection of marble tombs dating to the 5th and 4th centuries BC and the impressive funerary lion from Moschato (Room 5)

On the ground floor, visitors can admire:
• A collection of Atticizing decorative reliefs from a cargo ship that had sunk in the port of Piraeus (Rooms 7 and 8)
• A presentation of ancient art from the late Classical period to the late Roman period, featuring a few Hellenistic and Roman sculptures, with the colossal statue of Emperor Hadrian being the most impressive

Opening Hours
09:00-17:00 from April to October
08:30-15:30 from November to March
The museum is open every day except for Tuesday.

How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked 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) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.

Car rental: There is the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By metro: The closest metro station is Dimotiko Theatro (Blue Line). Note that in order to reach the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus from the metro, a 10-minute walk is needed. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Bryoni". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

By tram: The closest tram stop is Dimarcheio (Route 7, Aghia Triada-Asklepieio Voulas). Get a map of the tram here.

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