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Athanasios Diakos

The 10+1 Most Important Figures of Greek Independence

The Greek Revolution of 1821 was Greece's epic struggle for independence. Greek people had been enslaved for many centuries and the revolution was one of the most significant historic events in modern Greek history. The national regeneration struggle was long, unfair,...

Play Mocking Greek Hero Diakos Ires Officials

A play for the Athens Festival portraying Athanasios Diakos, a hero of the War of Independence who was impaled by the Turks, as a cuckolded souvlaki maker whose wife is impregnated by a Kurd has upset Greek officials. As noted...