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Leros War Museum

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Address: Lakki (Merkia), 854 00, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 2247 028199
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Makes you stop and think how lucky we are.

Maybe this is not the kind of thing that people do on holiday but I think it was well worth a visit. We walked into underground tunnels built with blood sweat and tears by the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
dunworking53
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you had a fascination with WWII hardware this museum overloaded you with what looked like poorly described old junk. It needed to come alive with human stories - the film show was excellent (and truly harrowing - but that is war) but you needed to feel more involved with the people who suffered on both sides.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Maybe this is not the kind of thing that people do on holiday but I think it was well worth a visit. We walked into underground tunnels built with blood sweat and tears by the oppressed. Inside it told stories and showed memorabilia and equipment from WW2. It was very interesting but also unnerving to see how little the troops... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were taken to the war museum as part of an organised tour of the island. It was well worth the visit not so much to see the everything but as a reminder of man's inhumanity to man. Impressive tunnels built by the blood and sweat of the oppressed. A great short film at the end made up of archive... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

very intersting museum,money for value but the crew was below the expectations.we visit the museum at 13:00 and the crew told us that the museum is already close we force them to enter just for a walk and then they told us that the video show is closed due to mechanical malfunction..it's disappointment that such a nice place with lots... More 

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Wombourne,England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

lovely boat trip from Kalymnos try and join the bus tour if enough passengers if not a tour by taxi bit expensive if there is only two of you

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Lovely Museum that could do with serious upgrading, advertisement and support. Explanatory enough and great to see. I wish they could take back one day the goods 'stolen' from them and moved to the Athens Museums. Highly recommended.

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Long Crendon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Leros was the site of one of the British armies forgotten disasters of WW2. Gathered in a couple of former storage tunnels is a collection of relics of the unsuccessful defense of the island by British and Italian forces in 1943 against the invading Germans. There is an interesting video of this action but it is mostly the debris of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Probably the last thing you expect to find in a holiday island is a war museum. Situated under ground in tunnels build before the war. I found it quite interesting & educating. The museum refers to the war between the Allies and the Germans during the second World war when the Italians fought some with the Allies and some with... More 

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

You should not miss this special tunnel museum, very nice collection and interesting video projection at the end of the tour.

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Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Try to read a little background first (Leros was captured by the Germans from the Italians and their then British allies after the Battle of Leros in 1943), then the imaginatively displayed exhibits and tunnel surroundings will leave a lasting impression. Good value and well worth seeing, as is the faded grandeur of Lakki and its spectacular bay nearby.

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