The NAVS project presents the maritime cultural heritage Greek with the use of new technologies in a range of applications. At the same time, it aims to contribute to the research of our shipbuilding tradition. Specifically, in the context of the project, historical and traditional vessels will be digitally recorded and documented in detail. The digitised material with the appropriate documentation will be the basis for a Digital Repository of Greek Historical / Traditional Boats. A selected number of 3D printed ship models will be produced according to the digital plans of the ships. Three exhibitions will open to the public featuring the 3D ship models and related Virtual Reality experiences.
The year 2020 marks the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Salamis. The Greeks under the leadership of Themistocles achieved a strategic naval victory against the Persian fleet that stopped the advance of Xerxes’ forces. The exhibition focuses on the ancient warship trireme that played a key role in the battle.
The Battle of Navarino is the culmination of military operations at sea during the Greek Revolution. On October 20, 1827, in present-day Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese, the allied British, Russian, and French squadrons under commander-in chief Admiral Edward Codrington crushed the respective Turkish-Egyptian forces.
The exhibition aims to highlight the unique maritime and shipbuilding capital of Greece through the presentation of Traditional and Historical Ships of special cultural importance. These vessels are the tangible evidence of the technological culture of the Greeks over time, and an integral part of the maritime heritage of our country.