Discover Piraeus and the Traditional Loom
Half-Day Guided Tour to Piraeus With Archaeology and Crafting
Piraeus is a lively city with exciting contradictions and a fate always gone hand in hand with that of Athens. The “Long Walls”, a 7-km fortified passage, connected Athens with the three harbors of Piraeus since the 5th century BC, Munichia, Zea and Kantharos that accommodated merchant vessels, as well as the Athenian war fleet that ensured Athens’ predominance in the Mediterranean Sea. In this private kid friendly tour, you will discover Piraeus and the art of the traditional loom!
The ancient history of the port and the city of Piraeus is narrated at the Archaeological Museum, which is our first stop. The Museum includes extremely rare ram and decorative elements from the ancient triremes, bronze statues and theatrical masks and it is located next to an ancient theatre.
Our second stop is a typical Piraeus apartment that houses one of the pioneer family-run loom industries and an awarded example of urban crafting and traditional looming. Both kids and adults will learn more about the traditional loom, listen to the story of how the family talent transformed into a thriving business and explore looming techniques to create their handmade souvenirs to take back home.
A walk in Piraeus cannot conclude but with a lunch at an authentic fish tavern by the water.
How to book
This family tour and experiential activity is ideal for families with children from 4 years old. It operates throughout the year (Monday to Saturday) and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Greece.
Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.