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War Museum of Athens

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Address: Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
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+30 210-7252974-5-6
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In 1964, the Hellenic State decided to found the War Museum, wishing to...

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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We particularly liked exhibits from history of the Battle of Crete and Alexander the Great. The aircraft outside were significant though deteriorating and needing some care. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
Sandringham, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The section with flintlock weapons have 0 descriptions of the displayed items. WW2 exhibits take up the majority of the space, but there is a limit to how interesting seeing mausers, mg34s and mp40s is when they are repeated again and again. The sections on ancient wars was taken up mostly by pottery, which makes it all the more miraculous... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

As a child I enjoyed this museum, the old army out fits and the traditional artifacts of weapons. I pitlucarly liked the jets and the planes. You can make learning here fun for a child.

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Sandringham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We particularly liked exhibits from history of the Battle of Crete and Alexander the Great. The aircraft outside were significant though deteriorating and needing some care. The hour we spent was worth it. Lighting could be improved. The cafe is good for coffee and there were some serving military personnel there which gave the area added atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We stopped by to visit the War Museum on a fluke since we were staying at a hotel nearby, and needed something to do on our last day. We were pleasantly surprised that the museum does a great job of documenting Greek history from Alexander the Great to today. We loved to read how earlier battles in BC and early... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The War Museum of Athens has huge collection of armors from Greek revolution of 1821,from WWI and WWII,airplanes, different riffles, grenades, photos and memos of different soldiers. Very ideal place for kids to learn about history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Highlight was the numerous pistols and rifles from Greece and around the world - some really ornate and encrusted in jewels. Ther were also a number of Ottoman-type swords and knives - many encrusted with jewels/gold/silver. They also have a separate room on the Alexander the Great campaigns and a small theatre describing the fall of Constaninople.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Should you have a couple of hours to wile away, a visit to the War Museum is both interesting and informative. Most items on display have information and description attached and there are also videos on each level which one can watch in either English or Greek. They are well worth looking at as they give full historic explanation. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The history displayed in this place is thousands of years in the making, and the artifacts are plenty. Descriptions accompany each display. Arranged chronologically. Not too much to take in, and doesn't leave you wanting more. Thorough and engaging.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visit the War Museum of Athens during an open day with free admission just to take some photos with the Air force airplanes in front of the museum. I left the museum after two hours! You can enjoy different weapon and piece of history from multiple time-periods (ancient Greece to the participation of Hellenic Army in the Korean war.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I would have rated this museum as very good had there been more information available in English. We had a hard time trying to translate the information. The guard said the entrance fee was 4 Euros but the tickets had 3 Euros. I figured there was a price change and they wanted to use up all of the old tickets.... More 

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