Piraeus: world leader in shipping and naval grandeur

Art and auctions, Charity, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, News — By on December 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

WP_000766At the municipal Kantharou street neoclassic mansion in the heart of Piraeus, a unique exhibition takes place since the 4th of December epitomising the Athenian Hegemony’s and beyond maritime and naval achievements.

The exhibition spreads in both floors and includes traditional ships hulls, replicas of warships, frames with nautical knots, naval uniforms from the Balkan Wars, historic charts, pictures with collection of ships – naval and merchant ones, navigational equipment/calculators, videos with references to merchant marine vessels and other exhibits.

Naval uniforms, knots and other memorabilia

Naval uniforms, knots and other memorabilia

The sea-factor is Greece’s identity for over ten millennia and same contributed to its development as a super power in shipping, trade and beyond. Shipping and seamanship is celebrated in Greece’s national-main port: Piraeus. Piraeus is the city which in 2015, exactly in a year’s time, will be the City of Light, the beacon reflecting to the “day of the seas”!

Small fishing and sailing boats

Small fishing and sailing boats

The exhibition will be open until the 31st of January 2014 and is supported by the Hellenic Navy, The G.Averof Warship Museum, the War Museum, The Naval Academy of Greece, The Hydrographic Service of the Hellenic Navy, and the School of non-commissioned Navy Officers of Greece. A great job done by the Municipality  of Piraeus, its mayor and administrators. “F”

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