Full of WW1 and 2 weapons and since strong detail on battles against the persians! I enjoyed it very much and it isn't the first time I've visited the museum.
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I expected the sections on the Athenian role in the Persian Wars and Alexander the Great to be a reiteration of my Western Civ textbook, but they were highly fascinating. While the museum holds few ancient artifacts (they have plenty from WWI & WWII) it...More
We had really huge expectations when going to visit the War Museum, in Vassilisis Sofias Avenue, in Athens, next to the Byzantine and Christian Museum. We had visions of the War Museum in London and other similar ones in some other countries we have visited....More
The war museum is good for its 19th century and world war 2 exhibits. The bulk of the ancient exhibits were copies of the originals, and the medieval exhibits were obvious reproductions. Some of the exhibits had Greek only text, which may indicate the bulk...More
I understand that the primary intended audience for this museum is Greek, not foreign (many labels are only in Greek). It does have some interesting exhibits - the prehistoric material, especially the early prehistoric, is worth seeing, as is some of the Medieval.
It is not only the interesting exchibits that you can see but it is also a great part of the Greek history.You can admire weapons and war objects from ancient times till recent years.Greek were always a nation that all the centuries that excists fighted...More
Limited English labeling, but some does exist. The video presentation of famous Greek battles (all victories) is subtitled in English and very well done. Lots of stuff about ancient Greece, Greece during the Balkan Wars and WWII. Curiously not much about being an Ottoman vassal...More
There are many options to arrive at War Museum of Athens, situated on Vasilissis Sofias Boulevard – many bus lines and some trolley have a station nearby (Rigilis Station), but for us the easiest way was by metro, blue line/line 3, Evaggelismos Station. The opening...More
Hellenic spirit, still alive there. From ancient Greece, through EPANASTASI '21, the defeat of Italy in '40, and many other great historical events, guarded by the unique hellenic Air Force Jets presence!