War Museum in Athens
The War Museum of Athens, Greece: The War Museum of Athens is located at 2, Rizari st and Vassilissis Sophias Avenue, in the center of Athens, between the Byzantine Museum and the Hilton Hotel. It first opened its doors in 1975 and it is housed in a modern-shaped building. In fact, the first floor is bigger than the ground floor, thus the building looks like a fungus. On the yard of the museum, there are some old warplanes and cannons.
The museum aims to give a view of the Greek fights along history. The exhibits extend for ten rooms that cover Greek history from the Prehistoric Period to the Second World War. Rooms 1 and 2 are devoted to the prehistoric and ancient times. Rooms 3 and 4 host exhibits from the Byzantine times and the Frankish domination.
Rooms 5 and 6 display the weapons of the Greek War of Independence. Room 7 presents more modern weapons. Rooms 8 and 9 are devoted to the Balkan Wars and the First World War, while Room 10 hosts various exhibits from the Second World War. Apart from actual weapons, the museum also includes some photographs from various Greek battles as well as some artifacts from Ancient China and Japan.
The museum also hosts a well-organized library, an amphitheater for lectures and a conference room. The War Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday morning and the admission is free.
Address: Vasilisis Sofias ave and Rizari st, 2
Phone: (+30) 210 72 52 974-6