Athens War Museum

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 our country 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.

Athens War Museum

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General admission fee: 3 euro.
Reduced ticket fee: 1,5 euro.

The first Sunday of every month admission is free.
Free entrance for visitors exempted from fee by Greek legislation.


By Metro

Metro: Line 3 (Evagelismos Station)

By Bus & Trolyey

Γ5,Ε7 (Rigillis Stop)

Yellow buses:
3,7,13 (Rigillis Stop)

By Car

The Museum is located near Syntagma Square.


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Opening Hours

Winter schedule: 09:00 – 17:00 daily (not on Mondays)
Summer schedule: 09:00 – 19:00 daily (not on Mondays)
Sunday – National Days : 09:00-15:00
Closed: on New Year’s Day, on Good Friday, on Good Saturday, on Easter Sunday, May Day and on Christmas day.

In order to better serve groups of visitors and book a free tour you are advised to contact the Museum at 210-7239692.
All areas of the museum are handicap accessible. For a free tour for groups with physical handicaps please contact the Museum at 210-7239692.

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