Visit Cruiser Georgios Averof floating museum

Cruiser Averof

I do not know if you like visiting museums, but this is a very different museum that I am going to recommend you. A floating museum. Cruiser Georgios Averof. Georgios Averof is not just a ship. It is interwovened with the modern history of Greece. Without this ship the country area would be less than half, and the islands in aegean sea probably wouldn’t had been liberated from the othomans and united with the new Greek state.

Cruiser Averof

Cruiser Averof

Although this ship is popularly known as a battleship, she is in fact an armored cruiser, the only ship of this type still in existence. She was built in Italy for the Royal Hellenic Navy in the 1910. It fought the First and Second Balkan war, First and Second World War. This ship served the hellenic royal navy until 1952 when it decommissioned. It turned into a ship museum in 1984.

The ship is anchored in palaio faliro, flisvos marina. Its few kilometers from athens center and very easy to visit.

You can go there by tram or bus. Departing from Syntagma square (Athens Central Square) take tram lines 3 or 4 to Trocadero Tram Stop. By tram is very easy to go there, but tram is slow. By bus take B2, B1, or A1 from athens downtown.Cruiser Averof

Visiting hours are: Tuesday-Friday: 09:00 – 14.00 / Weekend and Holidays: 10:00 – 17:00

Tickets cost: 2 Euros (adults 18-65yo) / 1.50€ (Students, People older than 65 and over) / Free (for children younger than 18y.o)

Free entrance: 25th March / 18th April / 18th May / 28th October / 21th November / 6th December

You can visit the official website, and you can read about “The adventuresome exit of Battleship ‘Georgios Averof’ | 17-18 of April 1941”


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