Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

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Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof

Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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In the beautiful bay of Faliro in the south suburbs of Athens you can visit the Floating Naval Museum >, a ship of 141m, the flagship of the Royal Hellenic Navy fleet in the victorious naval battles of Elli in 1912 and Limnos in the beginning of 1913, during the Balkan War. Ιn 2011 the ship celebrate her 100 years birthday and thousands of people visit the Floating Naval Museum > discovering the historical importance of the ship for the liberation of northeaster islands of Aegean Sea. Also admired the restoration of the interior of the ship, the apartments of the admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis, the quarter of the officers, the kitchens, the uniform exhibition, the armament, the bridge battle, the chapel of St. Nickolas and could made a tour to the main deck and the 2 others sub decks that are open for the visitors. As the Floating Naval Museum > can provide a tour with a guide, every day most of the schools from Athens and all around Greece can program a visit to a living myth that stands imperious to remind in every visitor the values of freedom, of honor and Hellenic patriotism. Exhibitions and activities can occur during the next 6 months so visit our website regularly for further information.
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permia
Ireland37,637 contributions
Mar 2020
A fascinatingly lengthy back-story pertains to this venerable naval ship. After strolling around the lovely quays we boarded for a absorbing picture of Greek armoured-ship life for the first half of the 20th century.

Cabins as they were are to be seen, including those of the captain and officers. Keeping the crew with good sustenance was essential and the ample kitchens saw to this.

It was interesting to discover that it was constructed in Italy in the first years of the 20th century for the Italian authorities but was acquired by Greece with financial support from philanthropist George Averoff.

After seeing laudable service in the Balkan Wars as well as during WW II, in 1952 it was eventually decommissioned.
Written August 25, 2020
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Noni L
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Jan 2020
Had a wonderful tour of this amazing ship. My grandfather served on this ship many, many years ago so made a point of visiting this floating museum whilst in Athens. It blew me away! Such a great experience and great information and videos about the ships battles. It surprises me that not many people know of this museum. It's a must see when in Athens. Unfortunately most of the rooms are now closed to the public and you can only view them from the windows. In any case you can get a great feel for it and it's extremely well looked after.
Written January 29, 2020
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geomaranos
Trondheim, Norway103 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The well maintained Averof Battleship represents the turbulent history of Hellas during the Balkan wars of 1910s, goes through the first Word War and ends at the second Word War. Almost 50 years of glorious naval history. It fought victoriously under the command of legendary Admiral Kountouriotis and other Commanders at Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean.
If at the Athens Riviera it deserves to take an hour and visit this living peace of history.
Written April 24, 2022
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,111 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Visit with friends and we were ecstatic by the feeling of history on this battleship. It's set up is brilliant and you also enjoy the sea, as you can see.
Written March 10, 2019
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Pharlap
Perth, Australia25 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
Must see of military types. Best access is via tram and get off at Trocadero. 5 Min walk to entrance. Entrance fee 3 Euro. Several boats there including a model trainer and another US made warship. All fascinating. If you take the Metro get off at Neo Faliro and walk under the road via tunnel to SEF tram terminus and tram it from there. It's avery long way to walk from SEF stadium, tram it it's much much easier.
Written December 26, 2014
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Coltbridge
159 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
Went to see this unique dreadnought. Found the useless Naval officer in charge had shut it two hours early and slipped off home. The famous Trireme in the same museum wasnt there at all. Not impressed
Written April 4, 2012
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Lola T
Lola T
Vancouver, Canada2,222 contributions
I was able to go through this ship recently with a friend. Walking aboard, the smell of the sea, and the light rocking of the ship.. It really makes you feel like you are back in time.

There are displays of actual items these sailors used, and things are set up the way they would be as if it were a regular day on this ship, back when it sailed the Aegean.

You are able to see the way the sailors would sleep, where they would eat, and how their meals were cooked. You are able to walk up and down the same stairs these greek men would run up and down while on duty.

There is also an ancient Athenian ship just a short walk away from this ship. It is under a covered roof, and shows you how the Athenians used to sail man powered ships. There are holes, you can see, where the oars would be placed for the men to row their way across the Aegean. It is also very much worth a visit.

I think this is a great place to visit while staying in athens. It really makes you feel close to the history of greece and I dont think it should be missed, if you have enough time to visit it.
Written June 8, 2008
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zeeboud
Istanbul, Turkey15 contributions
Sometimes (incorrectly) called "the battleship", this pre-WW1 cruiser gives an eye-opening view of early 20th century warship technology. Lots of accommodations are made for loading and storing coal. Stark living conditions for the crew.
English signage is present, if sometimes inconsistent. But if you are a real naval buff, and know what you are looking at, it is fascinating.
Things to look for:
1. The real heavy armor only protects certain critical areas. Compare the armor on the stereoscopic rangefinders to that of the Captain's cabin. One is obviously more important in battle and the armor shows it.
2. The combat helm deep below deck and the narrow little ladder that connects it to the combat bridge up above.
3. The porch-like visibility provided by the main bridge's windows compared to the tank-like protection of the combat bridge located directly above and behind it.
4. Mechanical shafts and gearing for driving machinery and transporting ammunition located in the overhead spaces.
Written December 12, 2013
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IlonaMoscow
Moscow10 contributions
Dec 2012 • Business
Old battle ship,which is museum nowdays
Georgios Averof is the world's only surviving heavily armored cruiser of the early 20th century.
She was towed to her permanent berth in Faliron Bay in 1985, where is now open as a museum. The museum also displays Athenian Trireme Olympias (reconstructed, 1987) and WW II Destroyer HS Velos (D-16)
Will be very interesting for sea lovers and kids
Written June 24, 2013
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etzi00
Athens, Greece176 contributions
May 2012 • Solo
At Flisvos Marina, you can find a few old ships from the Greek Navy. Averof a battleship from early 1900 era, given as a gift to Greece by G. Averof. Its one of the very few remaining battleships of this era. You can go inside and see the living conditions of the crew as well as the technological state of that age. Recomended if you like this sort of things. Check opening hours before you go.
Written May 14, 2012
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