The Museum of the Balkan Wars exhibits include paintings, maps, lithographs, swords, photographs, medals, weapons, uniforms as well as Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian and Montenegrin relics.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1912 A surrender protocol was signed here by the Turks.
1999 Inauguration of the museum.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
1906 Built by Jaco Modiano, designed by Pietro Arrigoni.
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
On the 25th kilometre of the Thessaloniki-Edessa highway, there is farmhouse of the Italian-Jewish Modiano family, which houses the Museum of Balkan Wars. Its exhibits include paintings, maps, lithographs, swords, photographs, medals, weapons, uniforms as well as Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian and Montenegrin relics. These relics are divided by nationality and displayed on the ground floor. The Ottoman General (of Albanian origin) Tahsin Pasha and his son Kenan Messare are buried outside the museum. The surrounding auxiliary buildings of the early 20th century, offer a picture of what the farm might have looked like in that era.
What I can't see
It was here that Thessaloniki’s surrender protocol was signed by Ottoman General Tahsin Pasha and Greek military representatives. The museum’s theme relates to the two Balkan Wars (1912-1913). In the First Balkan War, the Balkan League attacked the Ottoman Empire and detached Macedonia and a big part of Thrace. The Second Balkan War broke out among countries of the former alliance (and Romania) over how to split the new territories, with Bulgaria ending up the conflict’s most defeated party.
- Postal Code : 57011
- Phone: +30 2310 716000, 2343 031721
Macedonian heritage, (d.u.), Μουσείο Βαλκανικών Πολέμων, Museum of Balkan Wars
Last visit 11/11/2014
Margaritis G., (2003), Η εμπόλεμη Ελλάδα, Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι, Μακεδονικό Μέτωπο, Ουκρανία, [Greece in war, Balkan wars, the Macedonian front, Ukraine], in Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000, από το κίνημα στο Γουδή ως τη Μικρασιατική Καταστροφή, [History of modern hellenism 1770-2000, from Goudi mouvement to Asia Minor Catastrophe], Ellinika Grammata, v.6, p.p. 63-82