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Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

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Address: Hellenic Maritime Heritage Park, Paleo Faliro, Athens 17510, Greece
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In the beautiful bay of Faliro in the south suburbs of Athens you can visit...

In the beautiful bay of Faliro in the south suburbs of Athens you can visit the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>>, a ship of 141m, the flagship of the Royal Hellenic Navy fleet in the victorious naval battles of Elli in 1912 and Limnos in the beginning of 1913, during the Balkan War. Ιn 2011 the ship celebrate her 100 years birthday and thousands of people visit the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>> discovering the historical importance of the ship for the liberation of northeaster islands of Aegean Sea. Also admired the restoration of the interior of the ship, the apartments of the admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis, the quarter of the officers, the kitchens, the uniform exhibition, the armament, the bridge battle, the chapel of St. Nickolas and could made a tour to the main deck and the 2 others sub decks that are open for the visitors. As the Floating Naval Museum <<AVEROF>> can provide a tour with a guide, every day most of the schools from Athens and all around Greece can program a visit to a living myth that stands imperious to remind in every visitor the values of freedom, of honor and Hellenic patriotism.

Exhibitions and activities can occur during the next 6 months so visit our website regularly for further information.

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If you ever go to Flisvos Marina, this attraction is walking distance from there and a must to visit. Make sure you take a camera!!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you ever go to Flisvos Marina, this attraction is walking distance from there and a must to visit. Make sure you take a camera!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A massive battleship with an immense history, although I do think it's story is better told in the Hellenic nautical museum. Was wondeful to walk and look around the whole ship, but was disappointing not to be able to go to the lower decks because of drying paint

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Averof was a key part of the Greek Navy for almost 50 years, playing a key part in the Balkan war with Turkey and the first world war, and was the flagship of the Hellenic fleet in WW2. "Uncle George", as it is nicknamed, has been restored to its glory and flies the largest flag in Greece, except for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Unless you grew up in the military on a battleship this was well worth the visit. Pictures and movies don't do it justice. Really worth the walk around and to see the different historical naval vessels. Also played a huge role in the Greek/Turk war which was pretty interesting although a bit lopsided.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Early 20th century armoured cruiser of the Italian "Pisa" class, purchased from the yard by the Greek government to counter the Ottoman navy in the Aegean. Participated in battles from the Balkan wars up to and including WWII. Integral part of Hellenic naval history. Must-see for all those interested in naval history. Well preserved, but ask for guided tour, as... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Well this battleship is old. built in the first decade of the 20th century.So if you go expecting to see something modern, taken out of an American movie, don't go. Yet it is massive and impressive. All war-related ships and planes are. I went there for the first time when I was a kid and I will never forget the... More 

1 Thank ManiaAlani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's very interesting to visit an old Battelship for adults and for children, you visit the cabines the small floors and the bad conditions of life at this time;

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A unique floating museum, reserved in a perfect condition . Visit it alone or with your kids. The entry ticket is cheap and tehere so many things to see. Right next to it with the same ticket dont; miss a visit to the Ancient Greek Triiris. Uniqueremake of a boat used 2500 years before.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Huge warship and enlightening to see. Entrance fee was very cheap at €3 and free for young kids and only €1.5 for older people (over 65). You can go with a tour guide that goes at regular intervals or roam around by yourself. You need to be able to climb a few stairs as you roam around inside on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Olympias For me the most impressive exhibit at the Parko Naftikis Paradosis is the replica 5th century Greek trireme, Olympias. This has recently returned from a refurbishment at Salamis and is now looking fantastic. Not only is the ship a thing of extreme grace and beauty, but is a reminder that without the victory of such ships at Salamis in... More 

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