Greek flag on the Acropolis at half mast

Advertisment

The Greek flag on the Acropolis is flying at half mast in honour of World War II resistance hero Manolis Glezos, who will be buried today.

Glezos passed away on Monday aged 97.

In 1941 during Greece’s occupation by Nazi Germany, Glezos was just 18-years-old when he and his friend Apostolos Santas, a 19-year-old law student, climbed onto the Acropolis in the middle of the night and tore down the flag bearing the swastika unnoticed.

In a post on social media Tuesday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the gesture was a tribute to a “great Greek.”

Spread the love
Advertisment

GCT
Leave a Comment
Published by
GCT

Recent Posts

  • Greek NEWS

Greek MFA: Turkey offends the international community with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

With the popularity of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan diminishing due to the declining economic… Read More

3 hours ago
  • CULTURE
  • SOCIETY

History of Greece’s famous Komboloi

The Komboloi is known to be a favourite pastime for many Greeks and used as a… Read More

6 hours ago
  • Orthodoxy

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America: “Violence only breeds violence”

Referring to the death of an unarmed man, George Floyd, while in police custody in… Read More

8 hours ago
  • Seniors' News by St Basil's
  • CULTURE
  • FAMILY

Caring for our much loved elderly during COVID-19 times

The attempt to shield the elderly and vulnerable during these unprecedented times of COVID-19 has… Read More

10 hours ago
  • WORLD News

Cross removed from Armenian church in Turkey by attacker (VIDEO)

Another church has been attacked in Turkey. The cross at the door of the Surp… Read More

19 hours ago
  • Greek NEWS

Greece open for travel from June 15th

The tourism ministry on Friday announced the list of countries for which Greece's borders will… Read More

21 hours ago