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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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“greek history” (17 reviews)
“ancient times” (12 reviews)
“armed forces” (4 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the War Museum in April. This museum is operated by the armed forces of Greece. It is quite a place. Two floors with Greece's military history from ancient times to after WW2. Especially interesting was the display and history of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exhibits are wide and varied and displayed over four floors telling the stories of centuries of history from the Greek Empire right through to WWII. The history is well presented using paintings, artefacts, photograph and videos. Not all of the information lists are in...More

Thank Samuel G
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a good museum you can walk up to the old planes and look in them they have some good .models of people who are in uniform also some of the paintings were absolutely wonderfully done and looked like they were real people

1  Thank rachtrex
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice little museum with very cheap entrance fee. Student pass holders enter for free! You got to see nice war histories from the greek empire all the way till world war 2 and they sell nice souveniers too!

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

A very well presented history, depicted in paintings, scale models, photographs, artifacts, and videos. The presentation begins with the earliest known weapons.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The reason my teenage son and I visited was that the Byzantine & Christian Museum was already closed when we arrived around 5:00 pm, whereas the War Museum next door was open until 7:00 pm. Even though it wasn't my first choice, we went in....More

1  Thank nycshine1
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Alex C
March 30, 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
June 28, 2015|
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Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays
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