Athens War Museum

Athens War Museum

Opened to the public in 1975, the Athens War Museum preserves Greek military relics and documents the numerous conflicts the Greek nation took part in throughout the centuries.


The Athens War Museum has various exhibits distributed along four floors that manifest the country’s eventful military history with abundant pictures and artefacts from antiquity to modern-day.

The best way to explore the museum is to start on the top floor, where you will find a collection dedicated to antiquity, Byzantine period, the Balkan Wars, the Greek War of Independence, or World War I.

The following floors shows how the Greek troops fought against the Axis powers during World War II. There is also a curious collection of unusual weapons from various periods that come from all over the world.

The museum also has an exterior area that is dedicated to heavy artillery and military aircrafts used by the Greek Air Force. You can visit this part of the museum without entering inside.

Interesting but not one of the top

Although the Athens War Museum has an interesting collection and it is very well distributed, we don’t believe it to be one of the city’s top museums. If you have enough time or enjoy the topic, it’s a pleasant museum to discover.


Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am - 7 pm
Monday: closed


Adults: 6 (US$ 6.60)
Students and over 65s: 3 (US$ 3.30)
First Sunday from November to March: free


Metro: Evangelismos, line 3.
Bus: Rigillis, lines 054, 200, 203, 214, 220, 221, 223, 235, 408, 419, 601, 603, 608 and 815.
Trolleybus: Rigillis, lines 3, 7 and 13.