Athens War Museum Why Athens
Photograph: Aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force

Athens War Museum

Where: Central, walking distance from Evangelismos metro station
Why Go: A fascinating look at Greece’s war efforts through the ages
We Loved: The outdoor exhibit that allows you to peer inside the aircrafts used by the Hellenic Air Force

Presenting military artefacts and memorabilia, the Athens War Museum explores the many battles fought throughout Greece’s history.

Athens War Museum Why Athens

Photograph: Pavlos Melas, a pioneer guerrilla soldier of the Macedonian struggle

Inaugurated after the fall of the military regime in July 1975, the museum explores the Asia Minor campaign, the Balkan wars as well as the Greek forces in Korea.

The outdoor exhibit of former aircrafts of the Hellenic Air Force gives a rare peep inside the cockpit and provides a rather intimate perspective of the realities of warfare. 

Why Athens Tip: The Cycladic, Benaki and Byzantine Museums are all within walking distance to the Athens War Museum