Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas, presents a new permanent exhibition space, open from Monday, 8 January 2018, in the heart of Athens, within a small distance from the Hellenic Parliament.

In a unique historic Art Nouveau building, Pindarou 6 and Acadimias St. in Kolonaki (which once belonged to the family of Queen Aspasia Manou, wife of Alexander I), with a total area of 700 square meters, guests will have the unique opportunity to get to know a relatively unknown aspect of Ancient Greek culture through the exhibition “Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks “, which includes approximately 100 selected exhibits, from the robot-servant and the “cinema” of Philon to the automatic theater of Heron, and from the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Mechanism.

At the same time, the same building will permanently house the independent exhibition of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments with 42 fully functional, reassembled musical instruments, such as the helicon and the sixth string of Pythagoras, the lyre of Hermes, the guitar of Apollo, the Homeric phorminx, the harp of Sappho, the Ptolemaic helicon, the Pan flute, the hydraulis of Ktesibios, and others.

Additionally, the new Kotsanas Museum will present a specific space for periodical exhibitions, each time dedicated to different aspects of the admirable technology of the Ancient Greeks, such as the Archimedes exhibition or Ancient Greek games, Ancient Greek automations, Ancient Greek shipbuilding, Ancient Greek siege engines, Ancient Greek astronomy and many others.

At the same time, the museum premises will provide, at varying levels, educational programs and workshops, within the framework of the museum philosophy, such as workshops in the fields of robotics, arts, natural sciences, mathematics, and others.

Guests will also be able to purchase from the Museum Shop, handmade models, copies of the exhibits of the museum made by Marios Kotsanas, such as an exact replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, the portable “clock” notebook of Parmenion, the fourth quadrant of the Hipparchus, ancient Greek ships, toys, musical instruments, and other items.
Museum Kotsanas is a non-profit organization and all revenues are made available to museum and education activities.


LOCATION: Pindarou 6 & Akadimias St., Kolonaki, Athens
DAYS / HOURS: Weekdays & Weekends 09:00-17:00
GENERAL ADMISSION: € 5, including tour-demonstration of selected exhibits.
(Guided tours take place every hour from 9:00 to 16:00.)
REDUCED TICKET: * 3.5 € for youths aged 12-18, students, teachers, multi-child families, pensioners, unemployed
* Proof of ID required
FREE ENTRY: * School monitors & organized groups, children up to 11 years old
(accompanied by adults), ICOM members, people with special needs, military personnel, tour guides, journalists
* Proof of ID required
INFORMATION
Weekdays & Saturday 09:00-13:00
T. +30 211 411 00 44, +30 6907-292002
E: info@kotsanas.com

Educational Tours: Schedule your visit in time!
The new Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas offers experiential guided tours by qualified staff starting from Monday, 8 January 2018.
Telephone reservations are mandatory.
Learn about the Terms of Participation
DAYS / HOURS: Monday-Friday 09:00-13:00 *
* For organized visits on other days/hours, please contact us.
PARTICIPATION: Up to 25 people per group. Option of simultaneous tour of up to 6 groups.
DURATION: 60’ or 120′ depending on the availability of the teams.
COST: € 5 per person. Special discounts on vulnerable social groups and groups of 25 people or more. Entrance is free for school monitors-teachers.
INFORMATION-RESERVATIONS
Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00
T. +030 211 411 00 44, +30 6907-292002
E: info@kotsanas.com

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The museum is located in the center of Heraklion. Built between 1937 and 1940 and designed by Greek architect Patroklos Karantinos, the museum is a significant example of Greece’s modernist architectural and has received a Bauhaus award.

The colours and the materials used in its construction, such as the veined polychrome marbles, recall certain Minoan wall-paintings which imitate marble revetment.

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Source: www.greekgastronomyguide.gr

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VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring
from antiquity to modern times

The exhibition VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times is being extended through August 27th, 2017 (Opening hours: Daily and weekends 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-20:00, Ap. Pavlou 37, Thissio-Athens, +30-211.0126486, museum@herakleidon-art.gr).

“Voyage” presents the history of Greek seafaring in the Aegean and the Mediterranean from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century. A history of maritime voyages, achievements in naval architecture, exchange of ideas and technological developments, through about 40 handmade wooden models of Greek ships of excellent, detailed construction with authentic materials, based on naval architectural drawings, following traditional methods. 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 painter-printmaker Mary Schina, associate professor of the Printmaking department of the Athens School of Fine Arts, is participating in this exhibition with selected works from her series “Aegaeis”, “Aegean Sea Odes” and “Aegean Odes honour the Ancient Treasures of Antikythera”, inspired by the Aegean Sea. Νautical instruments, maps, video projections, explanatory drawings 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.

A new section focusing on the century of research during which scientists have tried to understand the Antikythera Mechanism enriches the exhibition VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times. Through rare exhibits that are being shown for the first time, early and contemporary models of the mechanism, explanatory texts, drawings and photographs, the Museum Herakleidon is presenting to the general public pivotal moments in the study of the most complicated mechanism of antiquity (2nd-1st cent. BC), aiming to showcase the advanced scientific knowledge of the ancient Greeks, their mathematical and technological achievements and, most importantly, their innovative spirit.

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.

Schedule of guided tours

 (It is imperative to make a telephone reservation in advance for all guided tours)

General guided tours

  1. a) For the general public: Sunday 12:00
  2. b) For organized groups: Thursday 18:00, Saturday 10:00

Number of participants per tour: 20 ● Duration: 50′ ● Price (including admission): 6 € 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» guided tours

Days and times: As above ● Duration: 60′ ● Price (including admission): 6 € per person

Information/Reservations: Tel: 211 01 26 486 / E-mail: museum@herakleidon-art.gr

Models creator: Dimitris Maras, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering & model shipbuilder

Works of art: Mary Schina, associate professor of the Printmaking department of the Athens School of Fine Arts

Exhibition Designer & Curator: Nikoleta Xydea, Archaeology-Museology MA

We thank the Maritime Museum of Litochoro for the loan of five navigational instruments from its collections, the Hellenic Navy and the Research Institute of Ancient Shipbuilding and Technology “NAFDOMOS” for the loan of audio-visual materials, and the National Archaeological Museum, the Numismatic and Epigraphiical Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Archaeological Museum of Atalanti and the Aegean Maritime Museum for granting permission to use photos of selected objects from their collections.

We also thank Anna Lontou, holder of the copyright on the works of G. Seferis, for her kind permission to use a verse from “Mythistorema”.

Website: www.herakleidon-art.gr

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Authors: V. Niniou – Kindeli, A. Tsingou, Archeologists

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The collection of exhibits of the Military Museum includes historical artifacts from the Venetian period and Modern Hellenic Military history, and more specifically:

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  • a hall dedicated to the historical Battle of Crete
  • a hall with historical uniforms of the Greek Army
  • a hall for periodical exhibitions with a collection of photographs from several periods in history
  • exhibits in the outdoor area of the museum, including warplanes, tanks and different types of artillery guns

Accessible for people with special needs: YES
Telephone: +3028310 75135

Source: www.incrediblecrete.gr

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Adele beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The Adele beach is located in a homonym valley in Rethymno prefecture, approximately 8 km from Rethymno city. In front of the Adele valley there is a huge sanded beach of Adele extending to the Skaleta region. The Adele beach is shallow, but usually wavy enough, like all the northern beaches of Crete. Sea turtles lay their eggs on this beach; there are some points where you can see ropes and signs... read more

Plakias beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Plakias beach is located in homonym settlement almost 40 km to the south of Rethymno in Rethymno prefecture.Plakias beach, 1,3 km in length, ends in a tall, smooth, limestone cliff on its east side. The nudists are hiding beneath this cliff during the summer season. Sandy and very well organized, Plakias beach is among the most famous beaches of the prefecture. In the immediate vicinity of the Plakias... read more

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Museum of Typography by the newspaper “Haniotika Nea”

The unique in Greece Museum of Typography is found in Chania, not far from the city, in the Park of Local Industries in Souda and constitutes the vision of life of its founder, Yannis Garedakis, founder and editor of the newspaper “Haniotika nea”.

The Museum of Typography officially opened its gates in May 2005.
Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days of Gutenberg, up to our days. Rare books and newspapers as well as our precious lithographies travel the visitor in the art of Typography.

The effort for the enrichment of the museum with new exhibits and the contact with people of Typography are continuous. In April 2012 the museum was extended in a new wing adding in its collection exhibits that are related with the development of graphic arts, as well as two important exhibitions regarding the evolution of typography and the history of writing.

Accessible for people with special needs: YES
Location: Industrial Park of Chania, Build.13-03, Souda
Telephone: +30 28210 80091
Website: www.typography-museum.gr
Email: info@typography-museum.gr

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Posts about Chania

Stalos Rema beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Stalos is an excellent sandy beach located in the coastal settlement of Kato Stalos, seven kilometers west of Chania, between Kalamaki and Agia Marina. Stalos is a developed area and attracts a large number of visitors every summer, because it is so close to Chania and you can get there by regular bus service. The beach is very well organized and it offers all possible tourist services. Pano Stalos,... read more

Nea Chora beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The sandy beach of Nea Chora is close to Chania – just one kilometer away from the city center – and you can get there on foot in 15 minutes. The beach of Nea Chora is long, with golden sand, a few rocks and blue shallow waters and it is very well organized. Due to its proximity to Chania, the suburb of Nea Chora beach has facilities for accommodation and food. There you will find restaurants,... read more

Marathi beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The coast in Marathi consists of two wonderful beaches, side by side, with white sand and shallow turquoise waters. There are two fully organized beaches, which are almost always windless, unlike other beaches of northern Crete. The beaches of Marathi are separated by a small port and its pier. Marathi is located at the southeastern part of the peninsula of Akrotiri and is 5 kilometers away from the military... read more

Loutraki beach

  • Jul 20,2017

The beach of Loutraki is located in the homonymous seaside resort 16 km east of Chania town, near the military base at Souda. Loutraki is a closed bay between hills, surrounded by rocky coasts. The sandy beach of Loutraki has clear water and is very well organized, as it has all the necessary tourist facilities. You can rent umbrellas, eat and drink in the taverns and bars of the area and do water... read more

Kalamaki beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Kalamaki Beach lies in the homonymous seaside resort that is part of the village of Galatas located six kilometers west of the city of Chania. Kalamaki has fine sand and shallow waters. It is a very well organized beach and there you will find umbrellas, showers, lifeguard services, accommodation, food and everything else you need for a relaxing day at the sea. Locals call Kalamaki the area located... read more

Kalathas Akrotiriou beach

  • Jul 20,2017

Kalathas is a small natural bay on the Akrotiri peninsula, northwest of Chania. The settlement of Kalathas is located 14 kilometers away from the city and 10 km away from Chania International Airport. Kalathas is actually a new settlement created mainly by those who wanted to live a little outside of Chania. Beach of Kalathas is sandy with palm trees, and within 200 meters of the coast there is a small... read more

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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside their equivalents in mainland Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean via dioramas, i.e. full-scale models of natural landscapes. Other areas are dedicated to exhibits such as the Giant Deinotherium, the largest prehistoric animal ever to live on Crete, the Living Museum, a display of typical animals of Crete and the Mediterranean, the Enceladus, an earthquake simulator where one can experience several earthquakes known to have occurred in different areas in the past, as well as the Erevnotopos Discovery Centre, an area specially designed for our younger visitors, where they can dig for fossils and explore Cretan nature hands-on.

In 2016 we also hold three temporary exhibitions; “Dinosaurs extreme“, with real-size reconstructions of dinosaurs with extreme characteristics, e.g. the largest, the smallest, the oldest, the fastest and of course the famous T-rex. The second exhibition, “Light Mysteries“, is an exhibition which includes aspects of holography and optics, through experiments and illusions. There is also the display “Crete, a continent in an island“, featuring numerous exhibits and micro-dioramas on the biodiversity and geodiversity of Crete.

Qualified personnel can inform you about the exhibits or you can aso have a guided tour.

Location: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete (west of the port)
Fax: +30 2810 393636
Website: www.nhmc.uoc.gr
Email: info@nhmc.uoc.gr
Facebook: Natural History Museum of Crete
Telephone: +30 2810 282740, 2810 393630

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Posts about Heraklion

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • May 31,2017

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most... read more

Dinapoja liqueur

  • May 31,2017

Kaiti Dinapoja Dinapoja cottage industry in Heraklion, Crete, produces liqueur and syrups.The story behind Dinapoja is the personal story of Kaiti Dinapoja whose life changed without a warning in her early fifties. It was two personal unfortunate events that urged Kaiti to make a drastic change in her life. “If you are 50 years old facing serious health problems and you get a divorce, if you lose... read more

Boutari Winery in Skalani

  • May 31,2017

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate, at 8 km kilometers from the centre of Heraklion city. This winery is really the gem of the viticultural zone of Archanes. Fantaxometocho Estate or otherwise called “the settlement of the ghosts” (this second name explains the meaning of the word fantaxometocho) owes its name to the efforts made by the former... read more

The Dikti Range

  • Nov 17,2016

THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro... read more

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

  • Oct 6,2016

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside... read more

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

  • Oct 6,2016

In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archaeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. Most of the finds are in the archaeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor... read more

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