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Monument for the Dead at Domokos

Marble column with a brass medal in honour of the dead Philhellenes who fought in Domokos.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1901 It was created by Lazaros Sohos (1857-1909), Periklis Varatassis (medal) and Anastasios Metaxas (architect).

    1905 By order of the then Minister of Interior, it was placed near the monument of the Sacred Band.

  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

The monument consists of a 3.6-metre-high marble column with a bronze medal. It is based on circular 2.5-metre-high pedestal and is crowned with an archaic helmet. The monument has an awkward position as it faces the cypresses, making it impossible to stand in front of it and observe it as a whole.

What I can't see

The piece was constructed in honour of the Philellenes, who fought at Domokos (a mountain of Central Greece) in the Greek-Turkish war of 1897. This war was the outcome of tension between the Greek Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire and was prompted by Crete’s unification with Greece. In this war, also known as “the 30 Day War”, Greece was defeated.


  • Address: Pedion tou Areos


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