Museum Herakleidon presents the history the history of Greek seafaring in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, a history of maritime voyages, achievements in naval architecture, exchange of ideas and technological developments, through about 40 handmade wooden models of Greek ships (0,60 m. to 1,50 m) of excellent, detailed construction with authentic materials, based on naval architectural drawings, following traditional methods, which date from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century.
The exhibition offers the visitors the possibility to study the models at their leisure and in depth, and thus better understand the development of Greek shipbuilding from antiquity to the beginning of the 20th century. The layout of the exhibition and the educational programs and guided tours that will accompany it, will accord it a keen educational tone.
The goal of the exhibition is to present to the visitors, in a coherent and comprehensible manner, the history of Greek seafaring and shipbuilding, giving them a chance to take a mental trip back in time to discover the close and timeless relationship of the Greek people with the sea.
Location: MUSEUM HERAKLEIDON ,36 Apostolou Pavlou Str
Duration: October 1, 2016-May 28, 2017
Hours: Daily & weekends 10:00-18:00 / Thursday 10:00-20:00
General Admission: 6 € Reduced ticket 4 € (with relevant ID): Middle school, high school and university students, teachers, seniors over 65 yrs., unemployed
Free admission: Chaperones-tour guides of school and other organized groups, children 12 yrs. and under, ICOM, people with disabilities and conscripts with ID.
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