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Monument of National Resistance

The Monument of National Resistance is a sculpture of monumental size in honour of those who fought Nazism.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1989 Created.

  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

The work of the sculptor Evangelos Moustakas is a monument to the National Resistance during the Second World War, as is also written on its base. The sculpture is bronze and consists of three tortured heroic figures bearing symbols of torture and a female figure with her veil fluttering above the heroes symbolizing glory. The work has been criticized for the style and the way the figures have been rendered. The style has been characterized as heavy and descriptive and the figures as stiff, with the result that the viewer cannot easily connect with the drama that the sculpture wants to convey.

What I can't see

National Resistance in Greece and overall the resistance in the Balkans, played a decisive role in the outcome of the Second World War, as it prevented the supply of Hilter’s forces in North Africa and this resulted in the postponement of the invasion in the Soviet Union.


  • Address: Sea- Front


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