VOYAGE – Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times

VOYAGE – Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times


 Museum Herakleidon presents from Saturday, October 1st 2016 to Sunday, August 27th 2017 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 creator of these models is Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and model shipbuilder, who has studied in depth the shipbuilding history of Greece, as well as the construction of ship models. 
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.
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 painter-printmaker Mary Schina is participating in this exhibition with selected works from her series “Songs of the Aegean” and “Ancient Greek Writing”, inspired by the Aegean Sea. The perpetual movement of the sea, in a dialogue with Ancient Greek Writing and the Ancient Treasures of Antikythera continue the awe-inspiring adventure of the artist with the magical and mystifying Aegean Sea, which began in 2001.  
Maps, video projections, explanatory drawings by the archaeologist Yiannis Nakas, and other material, such as a special edition catalogue in two languages (English/Greek), further complement the exhibition, aiming to help the visitors understand the subject and goal of the exhibition by creating the appropriate museum environment.
Exhibition Designer and Curator: Nikoleta Xydea, MA in Archaeology-Museology
Under the auspices of the Hellenic Navy General Staff
Schedule of guided tours
There will be guided tours for adults and school groups during the exhibition. An additional educational program on the Antikythera Mechanism will also be offered. It is imperative to make a telephone reservation in advance for all guided tours.

General guided tours 
a) for organized groups: Thursday 18:00, Saturday 10:00
b) for the general public: Saturday 12:00 &14:00, Sunday 11:00 & 13:00
Number of participants per tour: 20 
Duration: 50′
Price (including admission): 8 € per person
General tours for school groups
Days & times: Monday-Friday, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30
Duration: 50′
Number of participants per tour: 25 (two separate groups can be guided simultaneously)
Price (including admission): 4 € per student-chaperones, teachers free
The Antikythera Mechanism – Interactional guided tours 
Days and times: As above 
Duration: 90′
Number of participants per tour: 15
Price (including admission): 12 € per person
Information/Reservations: Tel: 211 01 26 486 / E-mail:
Open daily and weekends 10:00-18:00, Thursdays 10:00-20:00
General admission: 6 €
4 € (with relevant ID): Middle school, high school and university students, teachers, seniors over 65 yrs., unemployed, 
Combined ticket (no date limit) to include the permanent interactive exhibition I Play and Understand (Herakleidon 16 building, Thissio):
7 € for one parent with children (12 yrs. and under) or for one adult
12 € for two parents with children (12 yrs. and under) or two adults
Guided tours: a) General: 8 € per person, b) Interactional: 12 € per person
Free admission: Chaperones-tour guides of school and other organized groups, children 12 yrs. and under, ICOM, people with disabilities and conscripts with ID

The event is finished.


Sep 25 2022