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War Museum of Athens

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
War Museum of Athens Entrance Ticket
from US$4.71*
War Museum of Athens Entrance Ticket
from US$4.71*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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All reviews ancient times armed forces greek military military personnel english descriptions military id artillery pieces air force on display early history recent history different eras four floors historical events free admission great exhibits worth a visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent about 3 hours in here and enjoyed it. The exhibits were from all around the world not just Greece.

Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Excellent for Adults or Children easy to spend 2/3 hours or more loads to see outside all the way round, Planes, Helicopter, Guns,Tanks all outside, loads of rooms 2/3 floors, from the Spartans to present day. I mean "Loads" of rooms set out...More

Thank chris h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not enough explanation in English, and dreary presentation without providing context or history. The soldiers who staff the museum looked as interested as we were!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The War Museum in Athens operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence and has conscripts working in the admittance desk. Most alluring exhibits are the fighters in the front yard. You can see an F-104 Starfighter served with the Hellenic Airforce, as well...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum holds a collection starting from the neolitic to modern ages. neolitic and bronze age exhibition is very limited. there are some items from ancient greece, partly reconstructed. most of the museum dedicated to modern greek history, namely the war of independence, WWi, WWIi...More

Thank Chen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to spend a quality time among the artefacts of Greece history. The lighting, the arrangement, the descriptions, and the environment all well designed which makes you feel the history flowing around you while you walk the lane if history. A must see...More

Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch your change. I was short-changed for €20 and did not realize it untill later. Gave €50 recieved €26. Ticket is €4. Minus 4 stars for that. Mostly modern war museum. They have two small exhibitions from ancient Greece that I went for. One with...More

Thank Haukeberg
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Seriously good museum if you are interested in history. There are military planes in the back courtyard and inside there are heaps of exhibits from ancient wars to the Cyprus conflict with Turkey. Entry is cheap and the soldiers on the desk are helpful -...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed September 10, 2018

First off if you are not into history or military history then you should be looking at other museums, of which Athens has many in the world class category. If history and especially military history is your thing than this is a 5 star museum....More

Thank house5
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum whilst looking for an ancient archeological site and taking a wrong turn but it was to our benefit. I was with my brother who is ex military and he was very interested in this museum so in we went. It...More

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Alex C
March 30, 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.
June 28, 2015|
Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays