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Nazi Outpost - Acropolis - Athens, Greece
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 37° 58.312 E 023° 43.682
34S E 739627 N 4206205
Quick Description: Former pillbox and observation deck built atop the Acropolis in Athens during the German occupation of Greece 1941 - 1944.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 11/14/2017 4:23:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMX1PH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
Views: 6

Long Description:
The pillbox and observation post served as a bitter reminder of the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II.

On the night of 30th May, 1941, 2 local youths snuck up to the post and stole the German flag from the post. Some say this was the birth of the Greek Resistance movement, which remained a force until liberation in 1944.

A good article may be found here: (visit link)

Today, the Greek and UN flags fly side by side atop the post.
Related Website: [Web Link]

Admission Fee: 20 Euros (Acropolis)

Opening Days/Times:
Daily - daylight hours

Supplementary Related Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Posting a picture(s) of the location would be nice although not required.
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