Nafplio War Museum

Time & Distance

Time from Hotel:

4' minutes

Distance from Hotel:

1 Km


The Nafplio War Museum in Argolis, which was inaugurated in 1988, is housed in a neoclassical stone building on Amalia Avenue in the center of Nafplio, essentially an annex to the Athens Museum. It was built around the second half of the 18th century as a characteristic example of the architecture of the time.

From 1828 to 1834, under Kapodistrias and at his behest, he housed the first Evelpid School and later the Ministry of Military Affairs.

On the two floors of the Nafplio War Museum, which has been declared a Historic Preservable Monument, are exhibited in chronological order relics of modern Greek history from the Revolution of 1821 to the Liberation of the German occupation forces (1944).

Specifically, on the first floor of the Nafplio War Museum the exhibits are in four rooms and the visitor will find relics from the Military School of the Evelpids, during the Revolution of 1821, the Macedonian Struggle (1904-1908), the Balkan Wars 19-19 (1913). ) and Greece`s participation in World War I (1914-1918) on the side of Antad.

On the second floor of the Nafplio War Museum in two rooms are exhibits of the Asia Minor Campaign (1919-1922), the Greek-Italian War of 1940-1941, the German Invasion, the Battle of Crete (1941), Occupation and Liberation.

These are various works of art and crafts, lithographs, engravings, weapons, costumes, decorations, medals, photographs and publications, relics, written sources and other war material that are offered by the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and private individuals in Argolida.

The Nafplio War Museum operates from Tuesday to Sunday, including national holidays from 9am to 2pm, and on public holidays from 9:30 am to 2pm. The building remains closed at Christmas, on February 1st (celebration of the patron saint of the city of Nafplio), Good Friday, Easter Sunday and May Day. The entrance fee is 2 euros and is free for students, EU students, teachers, guides and seniors.