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War Museum of Athens

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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Rizari 2 | near Syntagma Square, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum, it is organized in chronological order from the neolitical basic swords, to the persian invasion, greek war of independence, world wars etc. Really worth spending a few hours there.

Thank RuiFernandes12345
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

I’m glad I visited this museum, as it provides a lot of interesting detail. The museum has a large amount of weapons used during conflicts that involved Europe and Greece. The museum goes back in time and flows in chronological order. Weapons on display include...More

1  Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Spent about 3 hours in here and enjoyed it. The exhibits were from all around the world not just Greece.

Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is Excellent for Adults or Children easy to spend 2/3 hours or more loads to see outside all the way round, Planes, Helicopter, Guns,Tanks all outside, loads of rooms 2/3 floors, from the Spartans to present day. I mean "Loads" of rooms set out...More

1  Thank chris h
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Not enough explanation in English, and dreary presentation without providing context or history. The soldiers who staff the museum looked as interested as we were!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The War Museum in Athens operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence and has conscripts working in the admittance desk. Most alluring exhibits are the fighters in the front yard. You can see an F-104 Starfighter served with the Hellenic Airforce, as well...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 24 September 2018

the museum holds a collection starting from the neolitic to modern ages. neolitic and bronze age exhibition is very limited. there are some items from ancient greece, partly reconstructed. most of the museum dedicated to modern greek history, namely the war of independence, WWi, WWIi...More

Thank chens804
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to spend a quality time among the artefacts of Greece history. The lighting, the arrangement, the descriptions, and the environment all well designed which makes you feel the history flowing around you while you walk the lane if history. A must see...More

Thank ahmedworldtraveller
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Watch your change. I was short-changed for €20 and did not realize it untill later. Gave €50 recieved €26. Ticket is €4. Minus 4 stars for that. Mostly modern war museum. They have two small exhibitions from ancient Greece that I went for. One with...More

Thank Haukeberg
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Seriously good museum if you are interested in history. There are military planes in the back courtyard and inside there are heaps of exhibits from ancient wars to the Cyprus conflict with Turkey. Entry is cheap and the soldiers on the desk are helpful -...More

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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