The War Museum in Athens

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Updated: August 11, 2022
By Santorini Dave

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Large, modern, geometric building with military aircraft displayed in front

The Athens War Museum is located in the Kolonaki neighborhood, an easy walk from Syntagma Square.

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Military, history, and aviation buffs will find much of interest at the Athens War Museum, which opened to the public in 1975 in order to commemorate Greece’s many battles for freedom and honors all those who fought for the country. Exhibits are arranged over two floors, leading visitors chronologically through Greece’s military history from ancient to modern times. Items on display include full uniforms, weapons and armor, memorabilia, photographs, personal letters, impressive replicas, and gun and rifle collections. In addition to artifacts, there are several documentary films set up throughout the museum explaining various conflicts in the country, from the German occupation in WW2 to more recent battles. Outside and around the museum, courtyards display aircraft and large artillery pieces. There’s a nice gift and souvenir shop on ground floor.

The War Museum is kid-friendly and would be well-paired with a viewing of the changing of the guard at the Hellenic Parliament; it is centrally located in Athens’ Kolonaki neighborhood, an easy 900-meter walk east of Syntagma Square. The closest metro station is Evangelismos (blue line/line 3), the entrance to which is located in a park just across the street from the museum.

War Museum Hours and Information

  • Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm November to March; 9am to 7pm April to October. Closed Mondays, January 1, Greek Orthodox Holy Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday and Monday, May 1, December 25 & 26.
  • Website:
  • Location: Vasilissis Sofias Avenue And Rizari St 2-4
  • Telephone: +30 210 725 2974
  • Admission Fee: 6€/person; reduced admission (seniors and students) 3€/person.
  • Free Entry: Free admission on the first Sunday of every month November 1st to March 31st; free admission March 25, April 18, May 18, the last weekend of September, October 28, and November 21.
  • Parking: Street parking, nearby paid lots.
  • Nearest Metro: Evangelismos, Syntagma

The Athens War Museum

Modern, Bauhaus-style building, set on a grassy hill in an urban neighborhood

The Athens War Museum is located in central Athens’ Kolonaki neighborhood, an easy walk from Syntagma Square.

A man sits behind a desk in a large room filled with military memorabilia

The museum entrance desk and gift shop.

artwork and artifacts displayed in a museum

The museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts and memorabilia from military conflicts spanning ancient to modern times, arranged in chronological order.

Paintings and artillery displayed in a museum

Military artifacts displayed in museum cases

Military memorabilia displayed in a museum

Diorama of Greek military conflict in a mountainous region

Military painting displayed in a museum, along with a Greek flag

Large painting of a Greek general from in a museum

Traditional Greek military uniform on a mannequin in a display case

A cannon displayed in a room full of military artwork

Missle displayed alongside black and white photos of Greek soldiers

Black and white photographs of Greek soldiers

Museum corridor lined with busts of military figures

Mannequin in military garb astride a motorcycle displayed in a museum

Guns and artillery in display cases

Newspaper clipping about the first Greek woman to serve as a military paratrooper

Greek military uniforms on mannequins in museum display cases

Rows of display cases housing military artifacts

Rows of display cases housing military weaponry

Statue of a prominent Greek military general on display in a museum

Statue of a Greek airman on display in a museum

Antique bi-wing plane suspended in display at a museum

Military aircraft displayed in a museum courtyard

Military aircraft on display in a museum courtyard

Canons displayed in a modern stone courtyard

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