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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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“ancient times” (14 reviews)
“greek history” (18 reviews)
“armed forces” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

Entrance was 4 euros per adult and persons under 18 years have free entrance. The museum is on two floors and most of the descirptions are both in Englisha and Greece. Unfortunately the room about Cypros had signs only in Greek. Weapon enthusiast will find...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this museum mainly because my husband teaches college military history. Quite a variety of eras, countries, equipment. Descriptions were in Greek. There are 3 levels. The upper level was playing an historical documentary. Main level has a gift shop by the entrance. Restrooms...More

Thank svjanis
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Soldiers at reception/ticket office very lovely, as we had read on a Lonely Planet site that it was possible to get a 3 day ticket that included the Acropolis (visit also Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus, Theater of Dionysus), Acropolis Museum, Panathenaic...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is an amazing collection! Especially Saroglou collection of weapons from different eras and countries. You can also see some historic items. Well worth a visit

Thank Giorgos A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum of war from ancient to WWII., including actual weapons, related art and photography. Soldier uniforms thru the ages are also exhibited It can take several hours to all day depending on your interests

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great chance to get an insight of the great Greek history and Greek Armed Forces. This museum was reportedly established in 1975 and it covers the history of war in all ages. It exhibits among so many interesting artifacts of the very...More

Thank Martin Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well laid out museum.You can follow the military timeline from ancient times up tp the modern era.Excellent exhibits and explanations.If you have an interest in history,especially military history,this Museum is very informative and interesting.

Thank WindsorP
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The museum covers war from ancient times through to a good exhibition about the Second World War. There are several very good films in Greek with English subtitles. The one about Alexander the Great is particularly good. If you like history, war memorabilia, weapons etc,...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Went to the war museum today not expecting much. Was an experience that took us through the last 2000 years of history. Was very educational. My only complaints is that there is not enough English explanations as well as too many replicas.

Thank Albertus Franci... V
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit this place is. And it's not just for the blokes either. Even the Better Half found a lot of it interesting! A good range of war related exhibits both ancient and modern. Decent signage and well set out. Good value too...More

Thank LocalFoodieBoy
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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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