Discover the Many Interesting Attractions close to the Cruise Port of Piraeus



The cruise port of Piraeus has its own interesting attractions, which include museums, fun parks, floating museums, art galleries and more. If you are transiting on your cruise or staying in Athens and want to discover more about this bustling neighborhood, make your choice and follow your interest. The Archeological Museum of Piraeus  hosts findings from  Piraeus and neighboring areas, such as Salamina and Varkiza . At the Maritime Museum visitors can see around two thousand objects, exhibited so as to bring to life the Greek maritime tradition in a chronological order. The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece by Archelon in collaboration with the Municipality of Glyfada, and is the only hospital for sea turtles in the country. The famous battleship Averof is  a floating museum in Faliron bay which is widely visited.   The Municipal Gallery of Piraeus hosts works of art by important Greek artists. “Hellenic Cosmos” the cultural center of the Foundation of the Hellenic World is a modern cultural center and museum with a wide range of activities. The new building of Benaki Museum on Pireos str houses the neohellenic architectural archives and many modern art exhibitions are held here. At the Historical Archives of the Piraeus Bank Group  Cultural Foundation interesting information is available pertaining to the economic history of Greece. The Onassis Cultural Centre, a superb example of modern architecture,  hosts many interesting performances and events.  Unique exhibits can be viewed at the Maritime Tradition Museum at Perama.

 




The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece was founded in 1994 by Archelon in collaboration with the Municipality of Glyfada, and is the only hospital for sea turtles in the country. Wounded turtles are brought here from various areas and are...  Read More


Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof
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The Averof battleship has a long and interesting history, having taken part in naval battles of great importance and is considered a historical and military attraction. Averof took part in the battle of Elli on 3 December 1912, during the Balkan...  Read More


Municipal Gallery of Piraeus
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The Municipal Gallery of Piraeus hosts important works of art, which play an essential role in forming an allover impression of Greek art. The cultural and educational activities which take place also have an important role for the public,...  Read More




"Hellenic Cosmos" the cultural center of the Foundation of the Hellenic World is a modern cultural center and museum with a wide range of activities, which include exhibitions, virtual reality tours, educational programmes, conferences,...  Read More




The Benaki Museum, actually consists of three separate museums, each specializing in certain subjects and each with its own unique personality. Visit the oldest and main building on Koubari 1, right opposite the National Park, for the...  Read More




The Historical Archives of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation is situated in an ex industrial complex in the district of Tavros. The Archive preserves the historical archives of important Greek banks, which were absorbed in the past by...  Read More




The Onassis Cultural Center is an important cultural space in Athens, hosting events from a wide specter of the arts, including theater, dance, music, visual arts, with emphasis on contemporary cultural expression. Amongst its aims is...  Read More




The Maritime Tradition Museum at Perama, close to Piraeus, opened again at the end of July 2014, in a new modern space and aims at preserving and promoting Greek maritime history and tradition. Today the Museum is one of the largest maritime...  Read More




The Hellenic Maritime Museum was founded in 1949 and since 1971 has been located in the yacht harbor of Zea, where the boat houses of the Athenian navy were in ancient times. At the Maritime Museum visitors can see around two thousand objects,...  Read More


Archeological Museum of Piraeus
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The Archeological Museum of Piraeus was founded in 1966 and hosts findings from Piraeus and neighboring areas, such as Salamina and Varkiza, many of which are from donations from private collections and also many objects from excavations, by...  Read More


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Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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