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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Nikolas L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum today and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We recommend this museum highly to anyone! Boys will love the planes, guns, etc.!

Thank tcasey77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank drakeekard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Panagiotis S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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

Thank Lucian M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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!

Thank g p
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Alex C
31 March 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.
28 June 2015|
Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays