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Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

Hellenic Maritime Heritage Park, Paleo Faliro 17510, Greece
+30 21 0988 8211
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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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Hellenic Maritime Heritage Park, Paleo Faliro 17510, Greece
+30 21 0988 8211

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Amazing experience about the specific ship.A true legend of I and II world war.Everyone must visit it.

Thank pan g
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A piece of Greece's maritime history. Cruiser Averoff is a very carefully restored museum. She was the flagship of the navy from 1912 to late 40's. The ship deliberated many islands from the ottoman occupation during balkan wars and played a key role in the...More

2  Thank Sagali74
Reviewed 31 May 2017

For me is interesting to see the design and technology 120 years old. And much more interesting than Parthenon ;)

Thank VeselinNikolov
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Just in passing we went as i said passed and were told NO cameras so we keep on passing , took photo from the other side of the bay

Thank roadsideshop
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A special visit was made to this museum. Opening times were checked, which stated open Sundays. On arrival gates closed, notice attached showing opening times that again confirmed Sundays. A local lady attracted the attention of a person working in the complex who said it...More

Thank RFuk
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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!!

Thank AthensMikki
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...More

1  Thank Edward A
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,...More

1  Thank dberis
Reviewed 18 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...More

1  Thank Viermut
Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank Riva20Bahiamar
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