Athens Averof Museum

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Location: Paleo Faliro

The Averof Museum of Athens: The Averof Warship is probably the most impressive surviving naval vessel of the Hellenic Navy. It was constructed at the Orlando Shipyards, in Livorno Italy, and was partly paid with the will of Georgios Averof, a major Greek benefactor. The rest of the amount was covered with a loan that Greece receives from foreign countries.

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The Averof warship was launched in 1911 and remained active for more than 40 years. It took part in four different wars, the two Balkan Wars, and the two World Wars, and was the leadership of the Hellenic Navy, providing many victories against the enemies. This warship is connected with major moments of the Greek history. Have in mind that the Averof warship defeated, in the First Balkan War, the Turkish fleet who would navigate in the Aegean Sea. This ship also sailed to Constantinople at the end of the First World War and showed the Greek flag.

Moreover, it carried the Greek troops in the Turkish coast to win the Asia Minor back. Furthermore, the Averof warship transferred the exiled Greek government from Egypt back to Athens, when the Second World War ended. In 1952, the Averof warship was withdrawn and moored in the dockyards of Poros. Some decades later, in 1984, it was decided that the ship would turn into a museum and works of restoration started.

Today, the Averof warship is moored in Trocadero Marina, Paleo Faliro, a few minutes from the center of Athens. It functions as a museum that honors all Greeks who died in sea fights in order to defend their country. The visitors can get historical information on the Hellenic Navy and technical information on navigation. The museum also organizes exhibitions and seminars with themes related to the Greek or international nautical history.

Address: Trocadero Marina, Paleo Faliro
Phone: (+30) 210 98 88 211

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Averof Museum, from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Athens with as little as 13 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Averof Museum and many other places of interest in Athens at their own pace.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Oylen”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

By tram: The closest tram stop is “Trokantero” on Routes 1 and 3. Get a map of the tram here.

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