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Address: Rizari 2, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: +30 21 0729 0543
Description: In 1964, the Hellenic State decided to found the War Museum, wishing to...
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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Good, but who needs a war museum?

Good, but who needs a war museum? Anybody who tries to understand the Balkan wars...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2012
Falmouth, Cape Cod
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Good, but who needs a war museum? Anybody who tries to understand the Balkan wars...

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Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

(I was there March 2008) Very Interesting lots to see, well worth the visit...2 floors in and out with a 1000 year span of warfare... I liked it alot

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

An interesting museum to visit for a couple of hours. There arent many big attractions but a bit of everything from the middle ages till recent history with a big part being from Greeces past. The museum would do with some renovation. Im planning a second visit on which i would like to spend a few more hours there and... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This museum has little information at all, let alone in English. It's only good if you already know what happened in Greek history, otherwise it's just a lot of swords on display. The bottom floor armoury is ok, but the displays on the 1st and 2nd floors have a lot of portraits, not many relics, and nothing to explain it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Do not be put off by the initial costume based approach, if you take the time to make your way round the full building you will find it incredibly informative and very interesting with considerable educational benefit. For those who enjoy a quiet browse you'll be pleased to hear that despite the ridiculously cheap two euro admission fee the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Located about a ten minute walk from Syntagma Square, the Athens War museum is an absolute delight for those with an interest in military history. The building is easily found and entrance is a few Euros. Starting from the ground floor, there is a large compilation (The Saroglos Collection) of antique hand-to-hand weapons, armor, and firearms. From there the museum... More 

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