Hellenic Army Archives

Category: Database of National Military History Archives Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2020


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1. Archive name (English)

Historical Archives Service Directorate


2. Archive name (native)

Διεύθυνση Υπηρεσίας Ιστορικού Αρχείου


3. Address

Thalou & Pittakou 10 str., 10558 Athens, Greece



4. Organization affiliation

The Historical Archives Service is one of the two Directorates of the Army History Directorate (D4). The D4 is subordinate to the Hellenic Army General Staff of the Hellenic Ministry of Defence.


5. Website



6. E-Mail/Contact

gesdisarmy [ AT ] gmail.com


7. Phone

+30 210 3221747


8. Fax

+30 210 3220750


9. General description of contents

Significant archive material which covers all war periods of the Hellenic state from 1897 onwards; it contains archives for the Hellenic-Turkish War of 1897, the Macedonian Struggle (1904–1908), the World War I (1914–1918), the Balkan Wars (1912–1913), the Northern Epirus Struggle (1914), the Campaign in Meridional Russia (1919), the Asia Minor Campaign (1919–1922), the World War II (1939–1945), the National Resistance (1941–1944), the Middle East (1941–1944), the Civil War (1945–1949), and the Greek Expeditionary Corps in Korea (1950–1955). Aditionally, records for the participation of the Hellenic Army in Peacekeeping Missions of the United Nations (Somalia, Bosnia, Kossovo, Albania, Skopje, Afghanistan, etc), the organization and modern history of the Hellenic Army after 1950, as well as more than 40 personal files of politicians and military personalities.

10. Categories, Linear measurement, Period covered

By the end of 2019, the Military Archives kept holdings of approximately 2,5 million documents, maps, diagrams and photos. The major part of the archive material (1,5 million documents) has already been digitized and entered in a data basis accessible to the local network.


The Library includes approximately 8,000 Greek publications, 3,000 foreign ones, 3,000 military regulations, daily press issues from 1954 to 1992, encyclical orders from 1922 to date, and a significant number of different magazines, while there is an on-going process to increase them.





11. Access conditions (opening hours)

Monday to Friday, 08.30 - 13.30


12. Conditions of use (legal conditions)

Military Archives Regulations


13. Publications/Guides of the archive

Detailed index for all historic periods.


14. Finding aids



15. accessible to the public (printed/electronic)

Only in Greek language