Photostory: The maritime history of the Mediterranean in a special exhibition in Limassol!

A special exhibition with the air of the Mediterranean Sea opened at the Limassol Old Port, in order to allow its quests to get acquainted with the maritime history of the Greek people and more. Around 20 miniatures, precise representations of the vessels of now and then, provide a different point of view about the relationship of the Mediterranean people with the sea.

The vessels, which were constructed by the Mechanical Engineer M. Sc., Micro – Naval architect, Demetris Maras, are dated since back in the pre-historic era, to the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition also includes maps, video screenings, drawing representations by archeologists and a section dedicated to the research attempts for understanding the Machine of Anticythera, the most complex machine of the ancient times (2nd – 1st century BC). The exhibition will also host guided tours for large groups and school students.

“Plefsis” exhibition, which is presented in Cyprus for the first time, was interconnected with the International Maritime Cyprus Conference, underlining the special role of Cyprus in this important for the European and international economy sector. The event was addressed by the Minister of Transport, Marios Demetriades, while the inauguration of the exhibition was performed by the European Transport Commisioner, Violeta Bulc, and the Secretary General of the Interantional Maritime Organization, Kitack Lim. The Greek Minister of Maritime, Panagiotis Kouroumblis, the Limassol Mayor, Nicos Nicolaides, and other officials were also present.

The exhibition is held by the Cyprus Port Authority, in collaboration with BPRarts Cultural Management and Pan Art Connection, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Duration: October 10 - November 5, 2017 (Multipurpose area of the Cyprus Port Authority at the Old Port)

Entrance at the exhibition is free.

Check out more information about the exhibition here.