National Historical Museum in Athens03-06-2013 20:51The National Historical Museum is housed permanently in the Old Parliament Building on Stadiou Street near Syntagma Square. In the square in front of the Palace stands the statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, Commander-in-Chief of the Revolution of 1821. The subject of the museum is the history of modern Greece: from the Fall of Constantinople (1453) to the War of 1940.
The Old Parliament Building was founded in 1858 by Queen Amalia and was designed by Francois Boulanger. It is the first permanent home of the Greek Parliament, founded to house the Parliament and the Senate. From August 11, 1875 when the first sitting of the Parliament took place under the government of Harilaos Trikoupis and for 60 years it was the place of the turbulent political life of the country. In 1935 the Greek Parliament relocates to the Old Palace in Syntagma Square, where it operates ever since. Since 1960 the Old Parliament Building houses the National Historical Museum.
The National Historical Museum was founded by the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece that, already from its establishment in 1882, began the task of collecting historical material mainly from families of the fighters of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and government agencies such as the Ministries of War and Navy.
The permanent exhibition of the museum covers the history of modern Greece from the Fall of Constantinople (1453) to the War of 1940. Through relics, artifacts, weapons, personal items, costumes, maps etc. the visitor keeps track of the Greek nation during the Ottoman and Venetian rule in Greece, the Greek Revolution of 1821, the independence and the formation of the new Greek state, the expansion of the border with the Balkan Wars, the adventure of the Asia Minor campaign, until the Second World War. Also aspects of daily life and Greek society are presented through the rich folklore collection of the museum.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8:30 to 14:30, Closed on Monday
Free admission on Sunday, 25 March, 18 May and 28 October
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
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