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War Museum of Athens

Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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In 1964, the Hellenic State decided to found the War Museum, wishing to honor all those who fought for our country and its freedom.The design of the museum was undertaken by a team of distinguished scientists, headed by Professor Thoukidides Valentis of the National Technical university of Athens (N.T.U.A).On July 18, 1975, the President of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Constantine Tsatsos and the Minister of National Defense Evangelos Averof-Tositsas inaugurated the Museum.Its various activities include the publication of books, the establishment and maintenance of monuments and memorials and the aid to services and agencies all over Greece.The Museum’s exhibition areas are distributed over four levels (floors) and present images of Greek history from antiquity to the present.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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“greek history” (17 reviews)
“ancient times” (11 reviews)
“armed forces” (3 reviews)
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Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very well presented history, depicted in paintings, scale models, photographs, artifacts, and videos. The presentation begins with the earliest known weapons.

Thank septicgeo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason my teenage son and I visited was that the Byzantine & Christian Museum was already closed when we arrived around 5:00 pm, whereas the War Museum next door was open until 7:00 pm. Even though it wasn't my first choice, we went in....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadnt visited such a museum before. We had the chance to see war items, such swords, spears, guns from ancient times to recent ones and from different places of the word . The real airships at the exit carried away the kids! Very interesting and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a regular war museum visitor, I must concur with other comments about the museum here in Athens. Some great exhibits are spoilt by lack of clear signage, poor lighting and a reluctance to have signage in English. Like much of Athens itself, the museum...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history and want to know why Greece is what it is today this museum is a great place to begin. It lays out the history of Greece from ancient times up through WWII in a very organized and easy to follow structure....More

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

A 'must' visit museum of four floors and thousands of exhibits of high interest. I liked the hall with the different well preserved costumes as well as the collection of maps and the real aircrafts in the yard of the museum. The entrance costs 4...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The Athens War Museum is the place to visit if somebody want's to learn about the Greek History and all the big wars that took place in Europe . It has amazing exhibits and the building is very impressive .

Thank Nikos N
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Probably it is not the best war museum in the world but certainly it merits a visit. Several floors of exhibitions, from ancient times to our days, with few "big" weapons (jets, helicopter, canons) to see. What is missing from my point of view: some...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a good museum you can walk up to the old planes and look in them they have some good .models of people who are in uniform also some of the paintings were absolutely wonderfully done and looked like they were real people

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Gets better with the later rooms, particularly from Greek independence. Labels mainly in Greek but some English.. worth a visit for military history buffs.

Thank Tony A
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Alex C
31 March 2016|
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Response from Quack123 |
If you're fluent in Greek and can read all of the displays then you could probably spend half a day in here. Otherwise you're likely to have enough of it after about two hours.
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Suzanne0561
28 June 2015|
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Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays
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