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.
Guided tour and experiential activity ideal for families with children from 4 years old
Period of operation: throughout the year; Monday to Saturday
Duration: 3 hours (1 hour in the Museum and 1 ½ hours loom)
The tour includes:
- guided tour to the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus led by a licensed tourist guide
- entrance fees to the Museum
- hands on activity in the looms
- handmade creation as a souvenir for the kids
- piece of art from the brand for each adult
- transfer from Athens city center
- all taxes
- optional: pre-ordered menu with fish