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War Museum of Athens

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Address: Rizari 2, Athens, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 21 0729 0543
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 May 2016
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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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Fairfax, Virginia
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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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Piraeus, Greece
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

A very well laid out museum. A chronological walk through Greek martial history from classical times to WW2. A lot for gun and aeroplane enthusiasts. An extensive gift shop. Look out for the authentic planes and sentry post at the rear of the museum. A treat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The War Museum is located close to the Evangelismos metro station and entrance costs 3 Euros. In many ways it is a history of Greece and I found the sections on the Persian Wars, Alexander the Great and the 1912-13 Balkan Wars to be particularly interesting. Whilst there are many displays only in Greek, there are enough in English to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

It is a museum that you have to visit at least once if you are greek. It consists of two main floors and the important is that every room has its own history of Greece started from the ancient times till the WW2. It is not to big , so you don't have to spend much time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I was really impressed with how much information was given in English as well as Greek. It had a great mix of artefacts and was deceptively big inside.

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