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Monument for the Korean War dead

The Monument for the Korean War dead consists of 4 votive columns and at the centre of the monument there are carved representations of dragons, lion, sixteen-pointed star and other Korean symbols.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1994 Placed on this spot.

  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

Near the sailing clubs of the New Seafront, there is a Korean pagoda, designed by Maria Spyrideli. It consists of four dedicative columns and, in the centre of the monument, carved representations of dragons, lions, a sixteen-ray star and other Korean symbols.

What I can't see

The Korean War was one of the biggest Cold War conflicts worldwide. This monument is a tribute to the battalion of the 1,000 Greeks, who participated in the Korean War (an aircraft battalion also participated) between 1950 and 1955. There is a corresponding monument in Seoul for the 186 who perished, among them. The army forces were sent to Korea by Greek post-Civil War governments, in an attempt to persuade the international community of Greece combat effectiveness and to seal its accession to NATO.


  • Address: New Sea-front


Kryonas Κ., (d.u.), Η Θεσσαλονίκη παλιά: ένα ξεχωριστό μνημείο, [Thessaloniki in the old days: a special monument], Parallaxi,

Last visit 5/11/2014


Passalidis Th., (d.u.), Το μνημείο πεσόντων στον πόλεμο της Κορέας στην παραλία Θεσσαλονίκης, [Monument for the dead in Korea in Thessaloniki’s sea-front], Odos Ellinon blogspot

Last visit 5/11/2014