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Museum of Makronissos

Museum for Makronissos, place of exile and torture for communists.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2007 Inaugurated.

  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

Documents, photographs and objects of the Makronissos concentration camp are exhibited in this museum. More specifically, the exhibits include photographs of men, women, children and disabled war veterans of World War II, the priest Kornaros, a hated figure for the prisoners, the exile identity card of the poet Giannis Ritsos, identity cards of the Hellenic- Soviet Association, greeting cards, paintings, improvised devices, handmade items, prisoners’ poems, letters and other personal items. The museum also includes a library. The Digital Museum of Makronissos ( was recently launched, which is equally enlightening about this dark page in Greek history.

What I can't see

Makronissos was a place of exile and torture of political prisoners (mainly communists) during the Greek civil war and during the first post-civil war years. It has been historically famous for the “Massacre of Makronissos”. More details on the history of Makronissos here:



Field observation by scientific editors