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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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Nice war museum

Probably it is not the best war museum in the world but certainly it merits a visit. Several floors... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RJoker
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Geneva, Switzerland
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This is a good museum you can walk up to the old planes and look in them they have some good... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
rachtrex
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably it is not the best war museum in the world but certainly it merits a visit. Several floors of exhibitions, from ancient times to our days, with few "big" weapons (jets, helicopter, canons) to see. What is missing from my point of view: some...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

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

Thank rachtrex
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Gets better with the later rooms, particularly from Greek independence. Labels mainly in Greek but some English.. worth a visit for military history buffs.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Interesting museum to see as an American. We don't learn much about the history of Greece as Americans so it was a nice way to begin our trip to Athens.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The part about the ancient Greek wars were far by the most interesting for me, but altogether it provides a lot of info on war allthroughout Greek history. Unfortunately quite a few texts were not translated to English.

Thank ZekeMarsh
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The museum is a bit deceiving, "War museum" does not properly describe it. While the museum is about battles, it puts everything in context of how these impact the history of Greece. My only complaint is that much of the exhibit is only in Greece...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Didn't realise it was here and just happened to walk along the road it was on. Well for a war historian like myself was fantastic,with a great collection of WW II stuff and also going back in time

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This museum tells the story of the Greek Military, starting with their fight against the Persians, stretching through to WW2, right up to the present day. The exhibits are in great condition and chronologically laid out. A let down for me was the display and...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This museum was a welcome break to all the traditional tourist attractions. My husband had free admission because he was an EU student (you get in free to most museums in all the EU with you student ID or half-off for outside the EU so...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Been to a bunch of military museums in Europe and Asia. It's usually interesting to see how a country presents itself and it's history - for example do they talk about the civil war they had, or how do they present their Asian military conquests....More

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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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