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189029 * Hellenic Maritime Museum
The objectives of the Hellenic Maritime Museum are:
i.The collection, maintenance, preservation and exhibition of all items of historical significance that were collected from the nation's naval battles as well as from other naval activity of the Greeks from ancient times until today.
ii.The study of our naval history as well as the maintenance and protection of the naval tradition and heritage.
iii.The enhancement of the love for the sea, as a source of national pride to next generations.
About two thousand items are exhibited in the museum today in such a manner that our naval tradition comes to life in a chronological order before the eyes of the visitors. Also, the Hellenic Maritime Museum has the greatest naval library in Greece, with more than 10,000 volumes of books and periodicals. Its main themes are Naval History and development of the Merchant and War Navy through the centuries, naval science and art, as well as naval literature. There are also photographic archives with thousands of photographs classified by theme. The Maritime Museum of Greece also houses a big collection of Greek and international maps from the 16th to the 19th century. Don't miss it!
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