The Athens War Museum, established on July 18, 1975, is the museum of the Greek Armed Forces. Its purpose is the exhibition of weapon artifacts and the relevant research in the history of war. It covers the history of war in all ages. The museums' collections include the collection of the Greek Army, with artifacts from other civilizations such as Ancient China and Ancient Japan.In 1964, the Hellenic State decided to found the War Museum, wishing to honor all those who fought for Greece 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 . On July 18, 1975, the President of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Constantine Tsatsos and the Minister of National Defense Evangelos Averoff-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 and present images of Greek history from antiquity to the present.The museum's centerpieces are weaponry from wars in which Greece was involved.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to War Museum by using our Athens itinerary site .
The War Museum has established Museum Branches at the cities of Nauplion , Chania , Tripoli and Thessaloniki . After building the Hellenic Air Force Museum, some airplanes were brought to this museum.
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War Museum Reviews
A historic museum that causes devotion and emotion. Amazing architecture with unique exhibits, uniforms and warships. One of the most popular museums of Athens where you will have the chance to see a ... more »
Muitos artigos conservados das últimas guerras, uma viagem no tempo. Acredito que faltou um pouco de interatividade. more »Many saved items from the last wars, a journey in time. I believe you missed a little interactivity.
The museum's exhibitions cover the Greek history from the ancient years up to the modern war history. You will also be able to see exhibitions of European, Asian and American armory. It is certainly worth a visit if you are interested in war history and children will love it for sure
I really enjoyed all the military history starting with Neolithic history and going forward through the different era's. Some interesting exhibits and interesting history, especially around the ottoman independence and wars, which I was not very well versed. The best you can say coming away from a museum like this is you learned something and I certainly did. The fighter planes etc outside are just interesting to have a look at even if you don't have the time to go in.
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