Heroon 1940 Konitsa


Heroon 1940 Konitsa


At the top of the pass heading into the Pindus Mountains going north from Konitsa, an enclosure with a cenotaph of the men fallen in 1940 is marked by a toppled metal sign stating Heroon 1940. The cenotaph is approach through an arched gateway. There is a votive niche to the left of this gateway. A series of stone-built steps leads to the top of a mound. The flattened mound is approached through another gateway and is crowned by a rectangular cenotaph outlined with marble slabs. The cenotaph bears a set-in marble cross, and is topped with a marble marker, also carrying a cross. Memorial laurel wreaths remain. The memorial overlooks the Aoos River Valley.
ΚΕΝΟΤΑΦΕΙΟ\ΠΕΣΟΝΤΩΝ\1940 ; Cenotaph of the men having fallen in 1940.


1940 (Date of Event); unknown (Date of Construction)


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marble (rock)




Kónitsa, Ioánnina, Epirus, Greece


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Heroon 1940 Konitsa Marker.JPG
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Heroon 1940 Konitsa Road Sign.JPG
Heroon 1940 Konitsa Votive.JPG


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