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THE EXHIBITION

 The Neraida Floating Museum comprises a special museum case in which two central narratives are contained:

A. The business career of her owner, John Latsis, from his birth in 1910 until the mid-1990s, when he withdrew from the business world.

Β. The history of the ship since her construction in 1939 until the completion of her reconstruction in 2010.


The narration unfolds through a numerous photographs, business, personal and public documents, objects, models and audio-visual material and is presented against the backdrop of important political, economic and social events of the 20th century. Finally, in the hall which formerly served as a dining room, the visitor has the opportunity to watch two short videos about the history of the Neraida passenger ship and the story of its reconstruction into a floating museum.


The history of the "Neraida" and of John Latsis is presented in the publication "Neraida, A Business History", John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, Athens 2013, by Zoë Green. 

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John Latsis' business history
His career in business, from the late 1920s to the mid-1990s, is characterized by engagement in commerce
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The Neraida passenger ship’s history
John Latsis bought the Laurana in December 1949 from a Maltese ferry company, and early next year she sailed for the first time in the Argosaronic Gulf...
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The Neraida’s reconstruction and conversion into a museum
The Neraida remained decommissioned in Elefsina for over 30 years. Her owner, John Latsis, never sent the ship to the junkyard, as he had a special emotional connection with her...
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