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War Museum of Thessaloniki

4 Grigoriou Labraki, Thessaloniki 546 36, Greece
+30 231 024 9803
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War museum of Thessaloniki, a must-see for militaria lovers

The museum hosts a collection of greek Orders of chivalry and military medals, greek and balkan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dimitris G
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Thessaloniki, Greece
not bad, it's greek to me

Interesting exhibits telling the military history of northeastern Greece. Unfortunately a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
minn_traveler612
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Being in the heart of the city’s urban environment and hosted in a historic building of the early 20th century, the War Museum of Thessaloniki has had active presence since the first year of its operation in 2000. It hosts nine permanent exhibitions with over 10,000 historical relics and heirlooms, and is a comprehensive museum of modern Greek history and culture. Visitors have the chance to see a vivid representation of modern Greek history, starting from the pre-Independence War period through to the late 20th century. In this historical frame, the visitor interacts with relics from different nations that took part in all the eras as enemies or allies of the Greek Armed Forces. The museum relics include: original manuscripts, maps, paintings, medals, clothing, flags, weapons and more. Also the Museum staff offer thorough guided tours and help the visitors experience and understand the essence of history and its link to the modern world.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Grigoriou Labraki, Thessaloniki 546 36, Greece
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+30 231 024 9803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum hosts a collection of greek Orders of chivalry and military medals, greek and balkan swords and weapons and military uniforms. the first floor is dedicated to various times of greek military history, greek allies and enemies. Finally, there is a special exhibition of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits telling the military history of northeastern Greece. Unfortunately a lot of the information was in Greek. In the basement there were exhibits on a female singer who was also a hero of WW2 (?). But I couldn't understand her impact. Also there was...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

In the museum you can learn the History of Modern Greece, from 1821-1974. This museum must be visited from every history lover. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

An interesting museum that didn't know existed in Thessaloniki. It is nice but could be a little more interesting by being a little more organised and with more information. Still is a nice place to visit

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

If you're into military history, this is the place for you. I loved the paintings and the dioramas that depict the Greek Army's victories over the Turks and Italians over the last several hundred years. The display of old weaponry and vehicles is also fascinating.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Well worth a visit if you are interested in WW1 or WW2. Has a lot of information on the history of Greece.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous way to spend a while. Not very large but packed with very interesting historical pieces from primarily WWII. Only 4 Euros entry is a worthy price to pay.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very good display of weapons except several missing parts. MG34 without flash hider, G3 in horrible condition when Greece makes them there, English Sten gun in possession of German paratrooper. No air condition on upper floors makes it almost impossible to visit and spend time...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is just near a Greece army camp in the middle of Thessaloniki. Most of the artifacts are very well presented and descriptions are in Greece AND English language. Good overview about Balkan Wars, first and second world war.

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

War museum is an excellent place to visit with young children! The tour was amazing and the staff was very friendly and well informed! The kids had the chance to play outdoors as well. A very beautiful environment!

1  Thank NikosPap69
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