Fodor's Expert Review War Museum of Tripoli

Tripoli Museum/Gallery
Tripoli has a proud revolutionary history, and the War Museum is a good place to see it firsthand. Besides the many, many guns and swords here, there are fine examples of early revolutionary life, from the dashing uniforms to the sporan-like pouches used by early-19th-century fighters to stash bullets and the lard required to load them. There is even an original copper death mask of the revolutionary general Theodoros Kolokotronis. Perhaps most interesting, though, is a photo of the female fighter Peristera Kraka, the "Mulan of Greece," who became the leader of a group of guerillas who fought the Turks after her brother was killed. Visitors are shown around by museum staff.
Museum/Gallery Historical

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1 Ethnomartiron Street
Tripoli, Peloponnese  22100, Greece

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Rate Includes: €2, Closed Mon.

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