Due to its strategic location in the Mediterranean sea and the Balkan region, Greece was always a place of war. Thus, in 1975 the War Museum opened its gates in order to gather and display war artifacts as well as to study and present the war history of the Greek nation from antiquity until today.
On the ground floor, there is a large collection of guns, donated by the Officer of Artillery Petros Saroglou. The exhibits of the museum include weapons from the Neolithic period and reach the contemporary armor. Ther are medieval war machines, canons, and many personal soldier appliances. There are also strategic battle plans, maps, and a library with almost 20.000 books.
The building of the museum is designed according to the modernization movement of the ‘50s and is one of the landmarks of the city of Athens. Despite someone's feelings about war, a visit to the Museum of War is a great opportunity to learn interesting things about the Greek war and political history.