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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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Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I understand that the primary intended audience for this museum is Greek, not foreign (many labels are only in Greek). It does have some interesting exhibits - the prehistoric material, especially the early prehistoric, is worth seeing, as is some of the Medieval.

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

It is not only the interesting exchibits that you can see but it is also a great part of the Greek history.You can admire weapons and war objects from ancient times till recent years.Greek were always a nation that all the centuries that excists fighted...More

Thank Panagiotis S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Limited English labeling, but some does exist. The video presentation of famous Greek battles (all victories) is subtitled in English and very well done. Lots of stuff about ancient Greece, Greece during the Balkan Wars and WWII. Curiously not much about being an Ottoman vassal...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

There are many options to arrive at War Museum of Athens, situated on Vasilissis Sofias Boulevard – many bus lines and some trolley have a station nearby (Rigilis Station), but for us the easiest way was by metro, blue line/line 3, Evaggelismos Station. The opening...More

Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hellenic spirit, still alive there. From ancient Greece, through EPANASTASI '21, the defeat of Italy in '40, and many other great historical events, guarded by the unique hellenic Air Force Jets presence!

Thank g p
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We spent 10 minutes watching the outside display, after visiting the Byzantine museum. Old aircraft, helicopter, land vehicles and guns may be interesting for specialists.

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is a change of pace from visiting the well known ancient sites in Athens. Admission is reasonable at 4€ per person. The place the wide range of Greek military history from Leonidas and Alexander the Great to the modern era. It has a...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 30 April 2017

You can find lots of war memorabilia from the ancient times till today. Have some old planes outside that you can climb into the cockpits.

2  Thank Debi N
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum you can spent 1 hour going from one "war" to another. Was in good condition all costumes guns equipment from the war.

1  Thank focusjournal
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's for anyone who wants a rounded picture of Greece's history that includes more than just the standard Acropolis and archaeological museums. From the ancient battles of Marathon and Thermopylae to the early jet fighters of the Greek air force, the military history of Greece...More

1  Thank Maria M
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Alex C
31 March 2016|
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.
28 June 2015|
Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays