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Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

 
 
 
 
Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is a small museum situated at the entrance of Katakolon town [next to the train station]. The exhibition includes a collection of mechanisms and inventions from 2000 B.C up until 100 A.D. The museum is founded by Kostas Kotsanas. It is located at walking distance from the port [about 400-500meters depending on the starting point]. The museum offers audio-visual support for the better experience of the visitor. All museum’s items are explained by labels that come with, in English, but the the curator of the museum [upon request] can also offer a guided tour in both English and French.

 

Exhibits [among others]:

  • Automatic Opening of Temple Gates (the first building automation in history)
  • The “Static” automatic theatre of Heron of Alexandria (the first “cinema” in history)
  • The Alarm Clock of Plato (the first wake-up mechanism in history)
  • The Hydraulic Clocks of Ktesibios the first precise automatic clocks in history)
  • Heron’s Aeolosphere [the first steam machine in history]
  • The automatic maid (the first operating robot in history)
  • “Odometer” (the first road counter in history)
  • The Movable Automatic Theatre of Heron of Alexandria (the first scheduled automobile “puppet show” in history)
  • Crane With Winches for the elevation of mast and load (the first elevating mechanism in history)
  • Perpendicular Mycenaean loom
  • Ancient Greek musical instruments

And other items that will impress you for sure due to their early technology and sophistication.

Entrance Fees:
2€ per adult
Children free of charge

Opening Hours:
The museum has flexible opening-closing times that depend on the presence of any major cruise ship 
at Katakolon port

Appointments:
in order to benefit of the guided tour of the curator or assure that the museum will be open you can call at 0030 69 42 42 0 157 at 0030 26 210 22859 or just email to kkotsanas@hotmail.com

 
 
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