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War Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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War Museum of Athens Entrance Ticket
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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, Athens 106 75, Greece
Embassy District
+30 210-7252974-5-6
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum contains many interesting artifacts but the museum is quite dated and needs an upgrade. I did learn a lot but much of the text is written in Greek making it difficult to follow.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Prego51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run by the Greek Military, hence the bored soldiers doing their national service. That’s said everyone we spoke to was friendly and helpful. This place is a treasure trove of Greek military history. If you like your military museums to be packed full of big...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pgalpin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, the museum had a lot of promise. Various fighter planes, helicopters and artillery paved the way to the internal exhibitions. Very cool. Once inside though the museum was pretty bland. I say bland but we in Britain are spoilt by the Imperial...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chrissT9060TM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a surprise gem. Thought it would be minimal but this is a great museum with different levels dedicated to different time periods. My particular enjoyment was the WW11 period as it showed Greece's contribution to the struggle against Nazism. It also showed how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hyphen1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, however mostly in Greek so if you can only read English it’s a definite disadvantage. You can tell that the displays were put together then “ok, were done, no need to update it at all”. If you like lots of weapons this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank atti2ud
Reviewed February 25, 2019

For non-Greek tourists: This museum is conveniently located near the central square of Athens and its exhibits of guns and weapons from 1500 BC to the 20th century will please pre-teens and veterans from other countries. Unfortunately the exhibits are often in Greek only and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Arcee_CO
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

The War Museum of Athens is one of the least talked about places, in my opinion. However, from my experience, it deserves more attention. As I went around looking at the weapons, I could not help but remember that the cheapest war is more costlier...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank FemiWilliams
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Situated in the heart of Athens, Athens War Museum exhibits a rare collection of weapon artifacts not only from the Greek region but from other civilizations too, covering the history of the war in all ages. Very interesting workshops for children, friendly staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GreekCulture
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

I like war museums. I like displays of armour and I like aeroplanes, but I do appreciate some sense of the story. If you’re not a Greek speaker, you won’t get that here. Really old fashioned style of displays. Dummies dressed in uniforms, lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fluff35again
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Glad we explored further as the ground floor was uninspiring, but go up a level and the displays were excellent. Really enjoyed the paintings and finding out more WW1 history from Greek perspective.

Date of experience: October 2018
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The elongated Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first
modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to
the otherwise purely Athenian neighborhood of
Pangrati. This area of typical small squares, busy
main roads and residential streets will give you a
clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like.
A walk up quiet Markou Mousourou Street on the west
side of the stadium will bring you past the First
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Alex C
March 30, 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.
June 28, 2015|
Response from fatbear2000 |
The War Museum is open 09.00 - 15.00 on Sundays