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Block of Dourgouti

The Block of Dourgouti is the place of executions by the Nazi occupying forces.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1944 On 9th of August, 1200 people were arrested, and 120 of them were executed.

    1954 Nikos Koundouros’ “Magical City” was filmed here.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Here is the monument situated that is dedicated to the people who were executed by the Nazi occupying forces. They arrested a total of 1200 people, 120 of which were executed on spot and the rest were transferred to the camp of Haidari. 600 of them were sent to German concentration camps. Only very few returned. The neighbourhood was subsequently burned.

What I can't see

At the end of the Nazi occupation, the Germans with their Greek collaborators, terrorised neighbourhoods by establishing “roadblocks” and surrounding them to arrest and execute people. The neighbourhoods were mostly of the lower classes and had a partisan profile. Dourgouti belongs to the martyr districts of Athens along with Kokkinia, Nikaia, Kallithea and Kaissariani.


Unsigned, (2015), Σε ποια πασίγνωστη συνοικία κοντά στο κέντρο της Αθήνας βρισκόταν η παραγκούπολη της φωτογραφίας;[In which famous district near the centre of Athens was this shanty town in the photograph?] , TimeMachine,

Last visit: 21/7/2015


Thanos G., Nikolaidis N., (2013), Ο Νέος Κόσμος των προσφύγων, [Neos Kosmos of the refugees], Asty Team

Last visit: 21/7/2015


San Simera, (2002-2015), Μαγική Πόλις, [Magical City], Cultural Institute of Academic Research and Studies

Last visit: 21/7/2015