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“the best museam of my visit”

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Katakolo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 25, 2014

I liked all i have see in this museam.
All the peaces are great and very cleaning.
the museam are big and near to the olympia.

Thank Paula L
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was an amazing place with some fantastic hands on displays. It is astonishing to see what the Ancient Greeks achieved so long ago. I would highly recommend whiling away an hour or so here

1  Thank Fiona A
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

the museum is an easy walk from the port and only took about ten minutes to go there. the museum is just one room but has a lot of information for you to read about the models and how the technology was developed and used. it was worth the visit and was only 2 euros to go in.

2  Thank Leeanne G
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

I first saw the technological exhibits in Olympia. This museum completely dispels the notion that the Greeks were not practical people. I stand amazed at the skill and dedication of Mr. Kotsanas in researching and making these wonderful exhibits (who I find has a passing resemblance to a younger Timothy West). To my mind, this is more interesting than trudging all the way to Olympia. Google 'Museum of Ancient Greek Technology' for much more information. -

I found the 'steam cannon' particularly interesting. The model is based on Leonardo da Vinci's drawing as no original exists. Just injecting water into the heated barrel doesn't work - the crux is the bar over the muzzle which breaks only when the steam pressure is high enough. This concept was actually used in WWII in the 'Holman Projector' (Google 'steam cannon')

I don't know if the companion exhibit of ancient musical instruments still exists, but that also is of considerable interest.

1  Thank Colin M
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

This small museum costs just 2 Euros to visit and offers just about the best view of the wonders of ancient Greek scientists/inventors anywhere. Wonderful model exhibits - well described in four languages highlight the tremendous contributions to science made by ancient Greeks. Children will love the working models (there is an actual demo by the docent when four or more people are in the museum)..... and adults will be fascinated by the ingenuity of the ancients. Ever wonder how they built the acropolis? This is a museum that is not devoted to war machines - far from. You'll see models of ancient time clocks (including the hydraulic clock of Ktesibios (3rd Century BCE), the first steam powered machine, robot servant of Philon, and a force pump (predecessor to the fire hose pump.... and learn how the scientists contributed to Temple mysteries. You'll never forget it.

1  Thank J H H
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