Jul 11
Last Updated on 20 September 2011

Archaeological Museum

bronze statue of AthenaTel: +30 210 4521598, Open: Tue.-Sun. 8:30-15:00, tickets: full: €3, reduced: €2

Although founded in 1935 a wide reformation was made in 1966. Nowadays the collections that the visitor can find are the following:

A fine collection of sculptured grave monuments of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.

  • Dedicatory relieves of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. from Piraeus.
  • A statue of the Mother of the Gods of the 4th century B.C. from Moschato and a shrine (naiskos) from Piraeus.
  • Bronze statues of the Classical period from Piraeus.
  • Pottery from excavations in Piraeus, Salamis and the west coast.
  • Hellenistic and Roman sculpture from Piraeus.
  • Neoattic relief plaques from a shipwreck of the 2nd century AC.

Between them there are some masterpieces, according to the catalogue the most important exhibits of the Museum are:
Specially important are the four bronze statues founded in Piraeus in 1959:

  • Bronze statue of Apollo. Dated to the archaic period (end of the 6th century B.C.)
  • Bronze Statue of Athena. Dated in the 4th century B.C.
  • Grave stele showing two young hoplites of the Peloponnesian War (420-410 B.C.) 4th century B.C. (338 B.C.)
  • Two Bronze statues of Artemis. Dated in the 4th century B.C.
  • Bronze tragic mask of the 4th century B.C.
  • Grave monument (mausoleum type) from Kallithea.
  • Neoattic relief slab with a scene from the shield of the chryselephantine Athena by Phidias (2nd century B.C.)