Yep, did and enjoyable Battlefield tour ..2 weeks tabbing over the Lefkaouri? Mountains, partly following the route of the Allied withdraw.Closing Ceremony of the Panhellenic Reserve Exercise "MAKEDONOMACHOS 2016"
Holy Pilgrimage of Panagia Soumela
Monument to Pontic Hellenism to remind the Monastery there in the Homeland, but also a symbol of the organized genocide of more than 350,000 Greeks of Pontus by a barbaric people led by Kemal, the "father" of the Turks, slaughtered and uprooted an entire thousand people. dead, among them and many guerrillas who resisted and fell heroically ...
For the brothers who left, but also those who stayed to wait behind,
Costas Tyrekidis in Lyra, and Nikos Kalogeridis in the drum.
White Mountains or Lefka Ori in our version of spelling Greek sounds.Yep, did and enjoyable Battlefield tour ..2 weeks tabbing over the Lefkaouri? Mountains, partly following the route of the Allied withdraw.
I like the place and we stopped off at a few of the more remote villages.
Treated like Kings and invited to weddings,etc. They even opened up the local school for us to doss in.
Found a good few memorials to the war between them and the Turks - and Germans, along the way.
Our Greek SF guide explaining the significance of each one.
The 16 K tab along the Samaria Gorge, at a silly pace was was a bit cheeky but enjoyable.
White Mountains or Lefka Ori in our version of spelling Greek sounds.
I worked for a year on a section of that route from Omalos down to Hora Sfakion as a Site Engineer and one could not wish for a more beautiful location to work on.
If you took a few paces off the existing 'road' you were into land walked only by goats, since our forces evacuated via that route. I found helmets, bullets , bayonets, mortar rounds, canteens often - all just ditched by the retreating troops.