Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
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ValEqHK
York, UK227 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Greeted by grumpy lady saying €2. Followed from room to room by an unsmiling guard, one even made a point of looking into the empty lift I had vacated, presumably to check I hadn’t left a bomb. There’s a free leaflet in English showing highlights of the museum but nowhere is there a museum plan. You need to ask unsmiling staff where the loos are. For your information there are good toilets in the basement and the all important and spectacular bronzes are on the first floor. You can access both by lift.
Despite my negative review, I’d still recommend a visit as the bronzes and sculptures are impressive so it’s worth the €2 entrance fee.
Written January 19, 2020
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Aercduiyn
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
You might ask why one that absolutely love museum would write this. Well to be honest, the museum itself is awesome. Yes its smaller than others, but about 50 % of all is in good condition. They have bronze statues of the Greek goddess Helena and Artemis, some of old Roman emperors like Hadrian. Also plates and a grave tomb (the grave tomb is outside)
The price is 4 euro. the lady at the counter was really friendly so you might ask what is so bad about it? well the people working there that follow you around are mostly women and are constantly talking or calling on their phone. The keep following and talking loudly as if they want to get rit of you or that you should leave the museum as fast as possible, It ruins your visit in total. When asking what route you should take, the ladies are in a really bad mood and are extremely rude. While most Greeks are polite and friendly these ladies are not.
Also note: during the covid19 regulations you need to wear a maks both inside and outside.
Written June 15, 2020
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Happy Canadian13
181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited on a Sunday and initially thought the museum was closed. We approached from the exterior site of the ancient theater of Zea which is gated. There was no gate access so so thought the museum was indeed closed. We continued around to the front entrance and to our delight discovered it was open.
What a gem. Beautiful collection well displayed. The "guards" in every room and putside are very engaging. BTW I know some of the reviewers were put off by these wonderful "guards" but in these days of up close and personal selfies they are unfortunately necessary to protect these treasure that have survived but may not survive millions of tourists wishing to take selfies and not respecting these antiquities (sorry, rant over!)
Exhibits are quite unique, well preserved and very well displayed. The most impressive are the bronze statues found near the harbour of Piraeus in 1959. Take time to visit the exterior site. If you like cats you'll discover cat heaven. Lots of felines well looked after by museum staff.
If you're in Piraeus do take time to visit the museum. It's not a large museum (1-2 hours to visit) but so worth the time.
Written October 30, 2022
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Arianne R
London, UK35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Went to this museum with my partner after reading about it online. The artifacts and displays were lovely to see. However, I imitated one of the artifacts on display, (a bronze man making a face) and the museum staff made a rude gesture, showing his disapproval. He did not say anything when I looked at him, but continued his conversation with someone else. I do not think posing like a statue is so offensive. The staff member needs to learn to have a sense of humour or go and work somewhere else. I did not also like being followed about from room to room, made me feel very uncomfortable. Best avoided.
Written November 3, 2022
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greek-traveller
Spydeberg, Norway29,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Archeological Museum in Piraeus is a true gem. However, it can be difficult to find.

Walking from the main harbour I found the easiest way was to have the quickest walk to Zea Marina, continue on the western side of this harbour until you reach a fork crossing with a kiosk (some 300 meters), then turn right. The museum is two blocks up from the harbour on the right side.

The exhibition is fantastic. The most famous artifiacts are four bronze statues of Athena, Apollo and Artemis respectively.

The museum also displays many classic statues, small artifacts and grave steles.

A preview is possible by looking up this album ("Lysbildevisning" means "View slideshow"):

http://tinyurl.com/63pnkm

I give this museum my best recommendations for everyone who is interested in classical, histoircal Greece !
Written November 6, 2008
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LoveSouthAfrica3
Chandler, AZ47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
We had a stop on our cruise in Piraeus (Athens) and having seen Athens before, we decided to stick around the harbor...We took the little tourist train 5 euros (I know, hokey) but it was hot and one of the 2 stops was the Archeaological Museum of Piraeus..Very nice museum! Then we started walking towards the Maritime Museum...Stopped on the way to eat at Sabbas...Very nice waitress, reasonable prices and good food....The Maritime Museum closed at 2, so we missed it...If there is a next time, we would've headed over there first...But we still had a nice time...Walked back to the Archeaological Museum to catch the little train back to the ship
Written October 7, 2012
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columela
Malaga, Spain59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
This museum is not far from the yatch harbour of Piraeus, called Marina Zeas. It is not well known as there were only a few people when we went. however they have an excellent collection of fine marbles and bronze statues, particularly four life size bronzes from the late Arcaic to the hellenistic styles. That and the small temple are the highlights of a very relaxing , quiet plece in the middle of the bustle of Piraeus. If you are sailing from Marina Zeas I would advise you to come and see this museum as it does not take a long time. It is truly a hidden gem.
Written June 4, 2012
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GeorgeK832655
Los Angeles, CA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
Firstly, you need to go to Piraeus because strictly speaking, it was the men who served in the navy who saved Athens from Persia, and who pressed their claim to share power, thereby causing the Athenians to invent democracy = share power between themselves. Secondly, ancient Greek bronze sculpture is so rare, and there is one of a fully clad goddess whose face is so lifelike it is bizarre.
Written December 21, 2011
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VICKY
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I learned that Piraeus once upon in the ancient time did mass production of monuments for the "Rome-market". Findings in the harbour showed a lot of item with same motif.
Written August 11, 2019
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Margaret A
Swansea, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
A lovely little museum not too far from the metro. Really nicely laid out with some fantastic exhibits eg the AntiKytherian device which was an ancient proto computer.Tends to get undeservedly overlooked by the big Athens museums but is certainly worth an hour of time. Also near the yacht harbour at the end of the road where you can inspect the latest in luxury boats and dawdle over a coffee.
Written June 9, 2014
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