The Neraida Floating Museum is the only floating museum in Greece capable of making voyages.
Since 2013, she has made four voyages, to the Argosaronic Gulf, Nafplio, Leonidio and Piraeus. While berthed, residents and visitors of these areas could visit it and, at the same time, educational programmes and events took place inside the Museum.
In the Argosaronic Gulf
On September 14, 2013, 103 years after the birth of her owner, John Latsis, the ship Neraida began the journey reviving its traditional route.
The first port of call was that of Spetses, followed by Ermioni, Hydra, Poros, Methana and Aegina. It remained in each for a few days, allowing for organized visits of students and for free access by residents and visitors of these areas. The trip was completed on September 29. In total, around 8,000 visitors toured the ship.
The Neraida called in Nafplio on Monday August 25, 2014 and opened for the public from August 27 to September 12. In total, it welcomed approximately 4,000 visitors, residents of Nafplio and the greater region as well as Greek and foreign visitors of the area. In addition, there were interactive tours for dozens of children, who had the opportunity to discover the shipping equipment in the museum and to paint their own boats.
The Floating Museum took leave of Nafplio with an event for the city authorities on the afternoon of Friday September 12, having stayed docked in the harbour for a total of 17 days. Mrs. Henrietta Latsis welcomed Nafplio Mayor D. Kostouros, Argolis Metropolitan Nektarios, Harbour Master S. Marinos and representatives of the municipal authorities, museums and cultural institutions of the city.
From September 1 to 7, 2015, the Neraida Floating Museum visited one of the regular destinations of her former routes, Leonidio. The residents of the area, especially the older ones, welcomed with great emotion the ship that returned to their area after more than 40 years, when she served the ferry connection of Leonidio with Piraeus and the other destinations of the Argosaronic Gulf, a route that no longer exists.
The ship opened for free public visits, and free educational programmes were held for the children of the area. The docking at Plaka Leonidio was carried out in cooperation with the Municipality of South Kynouria within the more general framework of its cultural activities and following the events for the annual Eggplant Festival, which took place on Saturday August 29, 2015.
In Zea Marina
he Neraida Floating Museum, as part of its participation in the "Sea Days" tradition organized by the Municipality of Piraeus for 2017, called at Zea Marina from Wednesday May 24 to Tuesday May 30, 2017, giving the public the opportunity to visit it for free. More than 1,200 visitors had the opportunity to tour the Museum's premises, and educational programmes for children ages 6-12 also took place. In addition to the Neraida Floating Museum, the Athenian Trireme "Olympia" participated in the celebratory events.
After the opening ceremony, the Mayor of Piraeus, G. Moralis, and local officials had the opportunity to take guided tours of the Museum's premises. The "Sea Days", organized for the third consecutive year by the Municipality in collaboration with organizations and clubs of the city, comprised more than 50 events free for everyone, focusing on the sea, sports, culture, shipping, entertainment and education.