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Monument of Zalongo, Kamarina

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The Monument of Zalongo is a 1961 monumental sculpture by George Zongolopoulos, commemorating the Dance of Zalongo, a mass suicide of women and children in 1803. It is located at 700 meters altitude on Mount Zalongo, near Preveza, Greece, from which it is visible. The closest village is Kamarina. One can access the monument from Saint Dimitrios Monastery (590 meters altitude), which leads to the top via a cobbled lane of 410 steps.

The monument depicts six abstract female figures holding hands. It is 18 meters in length, 13 meters high and is made of concrete supported by 4,300 whitish limestone blocks (40x30x25 cm each). The construction took six years, from 1954 to 1960, and was financed by two Pan-Hellenic student fundraising drives.

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  • Amazing place with breathtaking scenery and interesting history. Try locating the hidden path that will lead you to a picturesque church within the forest.  more »
  • We also visited the monastery and bought some things from the very kind nun. She offered us sweets and very kind asked ud where which country se came from, Denmark was not understood butik...  more »
  • Great monument of Greece modern history. You should definitely visit if you are in the greater area. Amazing view. You will take some of your best photos there !
  • The story of this monument is very touching. There is a small and very well kept monastery at the bottom and you take about 400 steps to reach the monument. About 30 floors of climb.

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