Housed in a two storey building in Piraeus is the Archeological Museum of Piraeus; a must-visit attraction when in the port city. The museum offers visitors insight into the city’s history with displays of a variety of antiques found mainly during excavations in and around Piraeus and the western coast of Attica. While the Archeological Museum of Piraeus houses a substantial number of fascinating exhibits, the highlight of the attraction is the larger-than-life statue of Apollo, said to be the oldest hollow bronze statue to date, discovered in the nearby harbor. Also found here are the famous bronze statues of Athena and Artemis, fine tomb reliefs, a reconstruction of Kybele's sanctuary, representations of battles between Greeks and Amazons and so much more.
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30am - 3pm Closed on Mondays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The bronze statues
While Muslims visiting the Archeological Museum of Piraeus will not be able to find a prayer room at the museum, they will be able to find a mosque in the city. Masjid al-Andalus is the main mosque in Piraeus and is frequented by locals and tourists. Muslim visitors to the museum can therefore ask staff to guide them to this mosque when needed.
It is unclear if the Archeological Museum of Piraeus houses a café. Visitors will therefore have to dine at one of the numerous restaurants in the city of Piraeus. Although there are no known Halal restaurants in the city, Piraeus is renowned for its fresh seafood. Muslim tourists can thus dine on seafood and vegetarian dishes at local restaurants. Since there is a small Muslim community is the city, they could also make inquiries regarding the availability of Halal food in the area, at the local mosque.