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Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof
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Owner description: 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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“Scumbag staff sloped off early”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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“Are you a battleship buff?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

Magnificent old battleship - you can wander round inside. They have a WWII destryer too...

Visited November 2010
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“A step back in time..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2008

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.

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