The War Museum was established by the Hellenic State in 1964 in order to honor all those who fought for the country’s freedom. The relevant study was undertaken by a team of distinguished scientists, headed by Professor Thoukidides Valentis of the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A). On July 18, 1975, the President of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Constantine Tsatsos and the Minister of National Defense Evangelos Averof-Tositsas inaugurated the Museum.
The Museum’s mission, as this was determined by its Establishing Act, is to collect, preserve and exhibit military artifacts and memorabilia, and to study, document and project the sacred struggles of the Greek nation from antiquity to the present day, in order to preserve the national memory and promote the historic continuity of Hellenism. In addition to presenting various periods of our history, the War Museum also operates as a place for:
• Research, study and education.
• Conserving and safeguarding artifacts, memorabilia, etc.
• Organizing periodic exhibitions.
Its various activities include the publication of books, the establishment and maintenance of monuments and memorials all over Greece and abroad.
The Museum’s exhibition areas are distributed over four levels (floors) and present images of Greek history from antiquity to the present. The War Museum has organized and operates the following:
The Amphitheater IOANNIS KAPODISTRIAS if fully equipped with audiovisual equipment of the latest technology and it has a spacious foyer for exhibitions and posters.