The Greek armored cruiser Georgios Averof was build in 1910 and was involved in four wars: the First Balkan War (1912-1913), the First World War, the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) and the Second World War.
In 1941, the ship's crew disobeyed the orders to scuttle the ship to avoid capture by the Germans and decided to sail to Crete, under the constant threat of German air strikes. Until 1942, it was assigned to convoy escort and patrol duties in the Indian Ocean. After the liberation of Greece it became the fleetship of the Greek fleet.
In 1984 it became a museum ship and it is the only existing armored cruiser.
Be aware: the museum is closed for maintenance untilcirca October 2017.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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