GREECE 1821: Greek President attends commemoration of the Siege of Tripolis


The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday attended events commemorating the bicentennial of the Siege of Tripolis which took place during the Greek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Turks.


After attending a church service and laying wreaths at monuments in Platia Areos, Sakellaropoulou said that the siege that took place a few months after the start of the revolution was a pivotal event in the Greek War of Independence, establishing the revolution in the Peloponnese and inspiring the revolting Greeks.

bbafdb2f0a109d6913d23ff9e2e7983d XL"Two hundred years later, our homeland is a modern state of law in the heart of the European Union that guarantees stability and peaceful coexistence in the region, without giving up its sovereign rights," she noted.

20170924 115625The president also attended a parade and was given a tour of the Collection of Georgios Gaitanaris and Io Dolka on "Depictions & Reconstructions of the Greek-speaking World from the 18th to the 21st Centuries" at the Apostolopoulio Cultural Center.