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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“greek history” (17 reviews)
“ancient times” (11 reviews)
“armed forces” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
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+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had seen the outside display of aircraft when passing on the bus. Went to explore further and found a museum that explained Greek history in an interesting way. The displays were very artistically done, well worth seeing. There was a vast amount of information...More

Thank Cynth M
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We came to this place just to ask for directions to Aristotle's Lyceum. But , after meeting the excited polite and charming man at the museum desk( who I think is a serving military member) we decided to go round the museum. The prices are...More

Thank Axbridgemum
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

museum contains open exhibition with US made weaponry and number of hall in the building shoeing how great Greeks were in past wars. Well designed and organized, but not convincing, especially regarding Marathon battle, WW2 and Cyprus. Propaganda based on myths. They should see real...More

Thank serdita003
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our son loves this place. The exhibits are well presented and many, but the staff (often serving military) are always very welcoming.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

A great museum, not very visited, at least not we were there, but really worth to pay the ticket (if I remember well, 4 euros for a person). A lot of history, great exhibits!

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Last year I saw this place on a bus while going to the airport, this year I decided to visit - so much history on displayed . The only downfall was the air conditioning was not up to full steam - I plan to revisit...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Just visited this on August 5, 2017, and was almost here for 3 hours. So much to see starting from Ancient Greek history, Battle of Salamis, Alexander The Great. Also a section to Cypress as well. And Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire , to...More

Thank regaldisc
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to the War Museum in a very long time and my wife and I very much enjoyed a last minute visit on Saturday evening. It's hard for me to say how much someone unfamiliar with the broader course of Greek history would...More

Thank Visitor_from_Athens
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It is renovated, located in the center of the city, has a vast exhibition that covers all periods of military history of Greece ( from pre historical to recent years). Unique items, posters with military tactics of Alexander the Great and a very interesting photo...More

Thank aacctraveller
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 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
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Alex C
30 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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