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War Museum of Nafplio

COUNTY: Argolis MUNICIPALITY: Nafplio

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Historical, War

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Visit the historical War Museum of Nafplio accommodated in a neoclassical building that Kapodistrias himself chose in 1828.

The museum opened its doors to the public in 1988 and it is accommodated in a building that used to be a Military Academy and now it is an annex of the War Museum in Athens. The neoclassical building is listed and the exhibits are displayed in two storeys. There are four rooms on the first floor and two rooms on the second. You will find many museum items such as military uniforms, local garments, canons, weapons, mock-ups of warships, engravings, maps, flags and banners, mortars, anchors, historical photographs, emblems, spoils of war, personal mementos of soldiers etc. Most of the exhibits come from the War Museum in Athens, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and other agencies in Argolis.

A thematic collection is unfolded on the first floor where the vital role of Nafplio in the Greek Revolution of 1821 is illustrated; Ioannis Kapodistrias, first governor of Greece, and the history of the first Military Academy from 1828 until 1834. Then, exhibits and relics are displayed pertaining to the Greek Revolution of 1821, the Macedonians wars (1904-1908), the Balkan wars (1912-1913) and the World War I. The second floor is dedicated to the Asia Minor Campaign and to the World War II.

Source: www.argolikivivliothiki.gr

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 09:00-14:00

                        Holidays, 9:30-14:00

Closed: May 1, December 25, Good Friday and Orthodox Easter

Tel: 0030 27520-25591