1821 Before and After – The Exhibition in Benaki Museum in honor of 200 years of Independence
June 21, 1824, the island of Psara, which had joined The Greek War of Independence on April 10, 1821, was invaded by the Turkish fleet, comprising 176 ships. At the time, it was estimated that there were 30,000 people on the island, 7,000 of which were locals and the rest refugees from Asia Minor and nearby Chios, which had been destroyed two years earlier.
Agrinio After some centuries in ambiguity, the city reappears during the Turkish occupation, in the…
President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited on Sunday the historic village Anavato on the island of Chios, which is “a living image of the disaster caused on the island by the terrible massacre by the Turks in the spring of 1822.”
Kolokotronis, according to his memoirs, said to his compatriots: We must render up thanksgivings for this day, which should be kept holy for ever, as the day upon which our Motherland achieved her freedom.