Moni Sossinou Monument

Title

Moni Sossinou Monument

Description

The monument is placed at the top of Sosinos Hill, which is the site of Moni Sosinou and commands a spectacular view over the Kalamas River valley, the site of the early battles of the Italo-Elleniko War in 1940-41. The truncated pyramid is topped with a bronze cross and bears a bronze commemorative plaque. The monument stands at the western end of a stone-built plaza with incorporated benches, trees for shade, and stairs to a semi-circular overlook point. The monument is the site of yearly wreath commemorations.
ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ Ι[ΕΡΑ] ΜΟΝΗ ΣΟΣΙΝΟΥ\ ΔΟΘΗΚΑΝ ΟΙ ΣΥΝΤΕΤΑΓΜΕΝΕΣ\ ΚΑΙ ΗΛΘΕ Η ΠΡΩΤΗ ΝΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ\ ΣΤΙΣ 30-10-1940\ΠΟΛΕΜΙΣΤΕΣ\ ΕΥΡΥΣΘΕΝΗΣ ΣΤΕΦ. ΤΖΙΑΛΛΑΣ\ΕΦΕΔΡΟΣ ΥΠΟΛΟΧΑΓΟΣ\ΧΡΗΣΤΑΚΗΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ\ ΛΟΧΙΑΣ\ΣΤΡΑΤΙΩΤΕΣ\ ΚΑΤΣΑΝΟΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ\ ΣΕΡΡΑΣ ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΟΣ\ ΣΙΑΦΑΚΑΣ ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ\ ΜΠΟΥΤΣΟΥΡΗΣ ΕΥΣΤΑΘΙΟΣ\ΓΙΑΝΝΟΣ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ\ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ; From the holy Monastery of Sosinos. The coordinates had been given and the first victory of Greece on October 30, 1940. Warriors: Eurysthenes Stephanos Tziallas, reserve Lieutenant; Nikolaos Christakis, Sergeant; Soldiers; Evangelos Katsanos, Apostolos Serras, Charlambos Siafakas, Eustathios Boutsouris, Stauros Giannos, Christos Nikolaou.

Creator

unknown (sculptor) ; Moni Sosinou (sponsor)

Date

October 30, 1940 (Date of Event) ; unknown (date of construction)

Rights

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Format

stone (rock); bronze (metal)
stone-built

Identifier

epirus_moni_sossinou_monument

Coverage

Moni Sossinou
38.837784
20.547050

Citation

unknown (sculptor) ; Moni Sosinou (sponsor), “Moni Sossinou Monument,” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed December 5, 2019, https://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/28.

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