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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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  • Average9%
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Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We spent 10 minutes watching the outside display, after visiting the Byzantine museum. Old aircraft, helicopter, land vehicles and guns may be interesting for specialists.

Thank JohnPaul2010
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is a change of pace from visiting the well known ancient sites in Athens. Admission is reasonable at 4€ per person. The place the wide range of Greek military history from Leonidas and Alexander the Great to the modern era. It has a...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 30 April 2017

You can find lots of war memorabilia from the ancient times till today. Have some old planes outside that you can climb into the cockpits.

2  Thank Debi N
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum you can spent 1 hour going from one "war" to another. Was in good condition all costumes guns equipment from the war.

1  Thank focusjournal
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It's for anyone who wants a rounded picture of Greece's history that includes more than just the standard Acropolis and archaeological museums. From the ancient battles of Marathon and Thermopylae to the early jet fighters of the Greek air force, the military history of Greece...More

1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is an excellent museum because it consists of several parts and in this way you learn the history of Greece. It is suitable for kids and families and every history lover. There are audiovisual with interesting documentaries worth seeing. All signs, documentaries are in...More

Thank antigoni-ka
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

It was a dummy museum as almost everything was a replica made of plastic. The displays were not shows well either as it was very sloppy. I say this is for kids because there are certain displays you can touch. You can also photograph in...More

Thank yeung801
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Alex C
How long does it take to see everything?
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.
Opening hours Sunday?
28 June 2015|
Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays