Tickets for Athens War Museum

Explore Greece's military history - from antiquity to modern times

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Highlights
  • Learn about the Metaxas Line, a chain of forts in northern Greece that slowed the Nazis during their attacks on Greece
  • Explore four levels of Greek war history including an exhibition on WWII and a film about Alexander the Great
  • See weapons, paintings, newspapers, flags, maps, sculptures and more
Description

From armature to ammunition, uniforms and edged weapons, the educational and moving Athens War Museum has it all. Founded by the Hellenic State in 1964, this tribute, library and gallery all in one will walk you through the struggles of the Greek nation, from antiquity to now.

At the Athens War Museum, see paintings, newspapers, flags, maps and sculptures over four levels, and come away with a broader knowledge of those who fought for the country's freedom!

Designed to collect, preserve and exhibit military artifacts and memorabilia, the museum also promotes the national character and culture of Greece.

Browse maps and engravings, see prints and newspapers, watch a film about Alexander the Great, and leave armored with a whole new level of Greek knowledge!

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Athens War Museum
Rizari 2, 106 75, Athens
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Wheelchair accessible
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Getting there

  • Metro: Line 3 to Evaggelismos station
  • Bus: Lines 054, 200, 203, 204, 211, 214, 220, 221, 223, 224, 235, 250, 408, 419, 601, 603, 608, 622, 815, A5, E7 to Rigilis station
  • Trolley bus: Lines 3, 7 or 13 to Rigilis station
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Sep 10, 2019
A large museum covering millennia of warfare, with two particular downsides:<br>(1) many of the antiquity exhibits are reproductions (plaster casts) of the originals located in other museums;<br>(2) an entire exhibit devoted to the Polish contributions in WWII; I am not sure what this has to do with the Greek experience.<br>Other than that, the coverage is excellent.
Sep 2, 2019
Very nice
Aug 31, 2019
The museum is easy to access from the Metro Station Evanghelissmos. You need more time (at least 2 hrs) than I had to enjoy all the exhibitions, which are very interesting. I expected a more detailed presentation of the weapons. But it is a very nice museum, I plan to come here again.

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