Athens Metro commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Athens Metro commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Athens Metro commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

While travelling on the Athens Metro, you may catch a glimpse of a video showing Australian servicemen and women in Greece and Crete in 1941.

The video organised by the Australian Embassy in Greece, pays tribute to the bonds forged between Australians and Greeks during the Battle of Crete.

Athens Metro commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Athens Metro commemorates the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

The video is screened across the entire network of urban railways in Athens.

“We are grateful to ΣΤΑΣΥ Α.Ε. for their kind support in helping us remember those who fought in Greece in 1941 and honour the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete,” said the Australian Embassy in Athens posted. 

Photographic Exhibition at Athens Airport for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Photographic Exhibition at Athens Airport for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete, the Australian Embassy in Greece proudly presents the photographic exhibition ‘Mates and Allies – A tribute to the bonds forged between Australians and Greeks during the Battle of Crete’ at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

This photographic exhibition displays 59 iconic photographs from the Australian War Memorial and offers a look at the presence of Australian soldiers in Greece during the Greek Campaign, starting in March 1941 and culminating with the Battle of Crete (20 May – 1 June 1941).

Photographic Exhibition at Athens Airport for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete

Greece’s Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Yiannis Kefalogiannis and Australia’s Ambassador to Greece Arthur Spyrou inaugurated the exhibition, together with Ioanna Papadopoulou, Marketing and Communications Director of Athens airport.

‘Mates and Allies – A tribute to the bonds forged between Australians and Greeks during the Battle of Crete’ will be on display in the airport’s Intra-Schengen arrivals area until 31 October 2021.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.