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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (10 reviews)
“small arms” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was in town for business and had a day off so I wanted to visit this museum. Being a Military History lover I was not disappointed. I enjoyed the museum and reading about past Greek Military actions. The displays were great.

Thank abnguero
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, this impressive looking museum is not forgiving to English speaking tourists, with most of the exhibits being described in (admittedly detailed looking) Greek only. As a result, most of the information in the museum was inaccessible to us.

Thank RajeshKoothrappali
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting museum with 3 floors of wonderful history. The museum has seen better days as it's a bit run down with poor lighting and not much has been translated to Greek but never the less I still enjoyed it. Only 4€ entry located opposite...More

Thank Alki N
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Numerous objects from the history of Greek Wars, but I remorse that there are several severe gaps in ancient reports or became given little significance. in any other case, it's far an area to go to .

Thank Goodman A
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My brother and I went to check out the museum because of all the positive reviews. We were very disappointed. The museum is outdated and not well curated. There were a couple of interesting pieces scattered throughout the exhibits but neither of us felt like...More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The last time i was there must have been more than 30 years.Its seems that time has stopped since then.No renovation no changes have been done since then.Its like going back to time when me and my family visited it. Fantastic feeling i loved it.

Thank george l
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very interesting museum, especially if you love different kinds of weapons and war stuff. Sadly there are no tanks in the museum, so we were a bit disappointed, but still the museum has many things to offer. It's 2 floors with many different items from...More

Thank lpdisney
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Alex C
30 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