Educational Programme “Travelling with ’Neraida’. A game on board”

Τhe Neraida Floating Museum invites teachers at primary schools in the Athens 4th Primary School Directorate to declare their participation in the educational programme “Travelling with  ‘Neraida’. A game on board”, at the Flisvos Marina, for the period October-December 2016.

The programme includes a number of team games and activities which will be conducted on the museum premises by specialized museum educators. In the course of the programme children will explore the historic ferries of the Saronic Gulf islands, will become familiar with aspects of Greek international shipping and coastal shipping in the 20th century and will investigate various topics such as travelling and the sea, communication and transport, people and memories.

Participation in the educational program is free. The cost of the training program, educational material and pupils’ transport will be covered entirely by the Neraida Floating Museum.

Useful  information:

The visits are aimed at groups of pupils between 8 and 12 years of age  (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes) and will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m.  The educational programme lasts about an hour and a half. School reservations will be accepted in order of priority.

The maximum number per group is 25 children.

The programme takes place on board the ship, which also comprises the exhibition space. The ship is docked at the Flisvos Marina, near the Park of Maritime Tradition.

During the visits, children may have with them water and a snack. Accompanying teachers have exclusive responsibility for the pupils that are with them and are to be present for the entirety of the programme period.

The private-law entity “Neraida Floating Museum” was founded in 2012 with funding from the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation to highlight the history of the passenger ferry “Neraida” and in general to institute activity  related to the maritime history and the maritime traditions of Greece and to entrepreneurial history, attracting young people to the maritime profession and to protection of the marine environment.

Applications for Participation:

Those wishing to apply for participation in the programme are required to complete the application form, which is available here (in Greek), and then e-mail it to

Within two days of receiving the request, Museum staff will contact applicants to organize the visit.


More information on the educational programme can be obtained by sending an e-mail to or telephoning 210 6282888.


NGO Symplefsi organizes, on an annual basis, the crossing of the Aegean Sea during which the team stops on isolated islands. Symplefsi offers donations of supplies and equipment for schools, free diagnostic tests by doctors and nurses of all specialties, infrastructure ( i.e. desalinators, multipurpose courts, playgrounds etc.) as well as other donations related to education, culture, sports and the environment. The ultimate objective of Symplefsis remains, throughout the years, the strengthening and improvement of living conditions for the residents of the remote islands of Greece.


Scholarships for postgraduate studies 2016-2017

The public benefit non-profit private entity “Neraida Floating Museum” issues two new scholarships for postgraduate degree (Master’s) in the fields of maritime and shipping studies. Among the Museum’s purposes are the funding and organization, within the Museum and elsewhere, of activities and programmes that refer to to the history of Greek shipping, the protection of the marine environment and the attraction of youngsters to professions of the sea.

The detailed public call is available here (in Greek).


Farewell to Nafplion by the Neraida Floating Museum

The Neraida remained berthed at the port of Nafplion for 17 days and a closing event was held onboard for the local authorities on Friday, September 12th. Mrs. Henrietta Latsis received the Mayor D. Kostouros, the Metropolitan of Argolis, Nektarios, the Harbour Master Spyros Marinos and representatives of the municipal authorities, the museums and other cultural bodies of the city. Περισσότερα

Neraida at Nafplion

The floating museum will be open for visits at the port of Nafplion from 27 August to 10 September. The visit of the floating museum is organised by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, with the collaboration of the Municipal Organization Sport, Culture, Tourism and Environment Forum of Municipal Nafplio (D.O.P.P.A.T.), Municipality of Nafplion.

See here for details on the visiting hours.