У меня накопилась целая коллекция критских котиков - особой достопримечательности Греции🐈
В одиночку, или большой компанией (как на последней фото), они вальяжно прогуливаются по набережным и площадям, поджидая посетителей таверн с требовательным выражением мордочек😜
Крит, Греция// Crete, Greece📍
“EIPHNH”—Peace. “OXI PIA POLEMOI”—No more war.
On December 13, 1943, Kalavryta experienced one of the worst atrocities of World War II. On that day, Nazi soldiers locked women and children in the town’s school and set it on fire. Soldiers took over 500 males from Kalavryta and surrounding villages to that quiet hillside. German soldiers lay in wait in the surrounding brush. On command, the soldiers fired at the unarmed mass of men, killing all but 13. .
In the town itself, a sympathetic German guard had unlocked the doors of the burning church so the women and children could all escape. These survivors claimed the bodies of their lost loved ones.
Two nearby historic Orthodox monasteries, Agia Lavra and Mega Spilaio suffered tragedy and destruction as well. Today, along with both monasteries, the mountain town of Kalavryta remains a testament to the strength of the nation and the resilience of the Greek people. Peace, they remind us all. No more war.
Read my full blog with more of what took place in Kalavryta 75 years ago, plus history on the monasteries. 🙏🏼🇬🇷💙 .