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Leros War Museum

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Leros strategic importance during WWII

A must see war museum that is actually a bunker created by the Italians during WWII. Descriptions... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
geko2508
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Vellinge, Sweden
Well worth the walk to see a bit of real wartime history and great views

We visited Leros last in 2017 and wished we had visited the museum so in 2018 when we returned for... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
waddesdon1964
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Waddesdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

A must see war museum that is actually a bunker created by the Italians during WWII. Descriptions are in English, Greek and Italian.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank geko2508
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We visited Leros last in 2017 and wished we had visited the museum so in 2018 when we returned for the day we made sure we did. We arrived by boat and walked up from the harbour. Its not too far and will take about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

A fascinating venue of interest to all ages. Safe and secure and not at all claustrophobic. the floors are solid and level and accessible to wheel chair users. Our fifth visit . Staffed by volunteers and small entrance charge but donations also welcome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Baantam
Reviewed October 28, 2018

A very well put together collection of items from WWII. The short clips of film and audio definitely convey the atmsophere of what it must have been like on the island during the bombardment and subsequent capture by the German forces.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChristopherS3836
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I'd just re-read 'The Guns of Navarone' which is loosely based on the fighting in the Dodecanese and the Allied loss at Leros. Very well presented displays and lots of artifacts in a unique setting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChristopherS3836
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Very well done and interesting with film showing Leros during the war. There were tunnels to store ammunition in during the German invasion of the Second World War.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The Leros War museum is one of the best WW2 museums we’ve been to. It’s incredibly impacting mainly because it’s housed in an actual tunnel and all the displays have a direct link to the island. The photographs of those who lived and fought here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jesteda
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

It worths a visit since you see how was the tunnel that Italians keep their weapons and there a lot of items exposed from the war. Most items have been donated from locals. The entrance is 3 euro (2 for students) and the staff working...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sa0610
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

It worths to visit it! It offers piece of information about the battle of Leros against Germans in World War II with portraits and wat staff like guns. In the end of the museum, they perform a small documentary with narration about Germans' attacks. Attraction...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The War Museum in Merikia is a must to visit in Leros. Leros was the Italian naval base of the East Mediterranean since 1930s. The war museum is in Lakki, a beautiful bay in Leros. The visit to the war museum takes about a hour....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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