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Sea Experience, Row on a Real Trireme

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Experience hosted by Olga

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A life long memory! -More dates will be announced in May-

Combine your visit to Athens with this unique opportunity to row the only trireme in existence, the most formidable warship in the Mediterranean during the classical period of Greece. Our professional expert guarantees you the highest knowledge level.

Family friendly, suitable for anyone over 12years old.

Our experience starts at the dock of the Floating Naval Museum (VIP entrance -skip the line). During the 1st hour you will learn everything about the ship and its crew. You will also become familiar with 2500years old sea war tactics and learn about the 3 methods of ramming, defining the “ideal strike”.
Then you will practice your knowledge while boarding and sailing the trireme, becoming a fearless ancient seafarer! The ship is owned by the Hellenic Navy and it is a replica of an ancient Greek warship, operating exclusively with the power of its 170 rowers! You will take your place as a rower and learn to row according to the captain’s orders in ancient Greek. Then, we will sail and do a round of about 60min until the ship returns in the harbor. The whole process (boarding, training, sailing, rowing, docking, and debarkation) lasts about 2 hours.

After our workshop you are able to SELF-explore the rest historical ships of the Naval Floating Museum (under the same ticket, included).
Other things to note
Admission fee included. On the trireme you can keep a SMALL backpack; No food/beverages, only water. Age limit 75 ; a reasonable fitness level is required. In case of poor weather, or too few rowers, the Hellenic Navy may forbid the sailing, and do static rowing. 1 adult can accompany up to 2 kids.
A life long memory! -More dates will be announced in May-

Combine your visit to Athens with this unique opportunity to row the only trireme in existence, the most formidable warship in the Mediterranean during the classical period of Greece. Our professional expert guarantees you the highest knowledge level.

Family friendly, suitable for anyone over 12years old.

Our experience starts at the dock of the Floating…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    “Registration and Safety Regulations Adherence'' Form , for the Trireme; th...
From $25
/ person

Meet your host, Olga

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
I am a Greek, living in Athens for the past 26 years, studied Tourism Management (MBA holder) with specialization in events Tourism. I am also a member of Plato's Academy Association ''ΗΕΚΑΔΕΜΕΙΑ''. As great admirer of the ancient Greek culture I believe we need to bring it to life again; to experience it. For this reason, I founded "Hellas Revival" company, and along with my partners (all of them professional experts in their field) organize Experiences based on Ancient Greek Culture, in Athens.
This particular experience has 2 parts:
a) The historical introduction, conducted by Christy, a Naval History
Researcher, writer of the book “Τrireme, Τactics and Operational
Environment in Ancient Greece”.
b)The rowing on the trireme is conducted under the guidance and
supervision of the Hellenic Armed Navy.
I am a Greek, living in Athens for the past 26 years, studied Tourism Management (MBA holder) with specialization in events Tourism. I am also a member of Plato's Academy Association ''ΗΕΚΑΔΕΜΕΙΑ''. As great admirer of the ancient Greek culture I believe we need to bring it to life again; to experience it. For this reason, I founded "Hellas Revival" company, and along with my partners (all of them professional experts in their field) organize Experiences based on Ancient Greek Culture, in Athens…
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Where you'll be

The Floating Naval Museum of Athens hosts, besides the Τrireme Olympias, several historical vessels:
The Averof warship (1911), The Velos warship (World War II monument), The sailboat "Evangelistria" (1939), The cable Steamboat "Thalis the Milesian" (1909), The sailboat "EVGENIOS EVGENIDIS" (1929).

Also, we will be next to Flisvos Marina where you can later dine or shop next to the sea, or just walk staring the mega-yachts.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Your ID or passport

    Your booking confirmation voucher (printed or as a photo)