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Cretan Macedonian Fighter

Cretan Macedonian Fighter is a sculpture dedicated to the Cretan fighters of the Macedonian Struggle.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    2006 Unveiled.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  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

Officially, the sculpture is called “Unknown Cretan Fighter”, as is also written on the two-leveled base. It is located at the junction of Pavlou Mela, Dimitriou Gounari and Mitropoleos Streets. It is a bronze sculpture that represents a male figure with military equipment and a strongly patriotic style.

What I can't see

The work was commissioned to the sculptor Giorgos Kikotis by the Pancretian Brotherhood of Macedonia. During the Balkan Wars, many volunteers from Crete, which was an autonomous state and under the control of the Ottoman Empire, fought on the side of the Greek fighters of Macedonia. This sculpture is therefore intended to honour the Cretan fighters of Macedonia and is another example of the dominant type of sculpture in the Greek public space, i.e. monumental sculpture.


  • Address: Fanarioton Sq.


Orfanidis D., (2016), Υπαίθρια Γλυπτά της Θεσσαλονίκης, παράμετροι υποβάθμισης και φθοράς των υλικών τους, Διπλωματική Εργασία, [Outdoor Sculptures of Thessaloniki, parameters of degradation and wear of their materials], A.U.Th.