The Cyprus Port Authority presents the exhibition Voyage: Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times.
The exhibition will take place at the facilities of the Cyprus Port Authority at the old port of Limassol from the 10th of October until the 5th of November.
“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.
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”.
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.
Daily: 09.00 – 13.00 & 16.00 – 21.00
Weekend : 11.00 - 21.00
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