Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pythagorion, 5th August, the Feast of Honor of "The sea battle of Mikali"

Every year, on the 5th of August, Pythagorion celebrates the anniversary of the sea battle of Mykali.
This naval Battle took place in the straits of Mykali on 5th August 1824. During the Greek Revolution, the Greek fleet under the command of Georgios Sahtouris defeated the Ottoman fleet led by Hosref.
The 6th of August is a National Day for the Island of Samos.

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Peter Molz said...

Den Moment der Explosion der Bootsattrappe hast Du ja bestens erwischt!
Hat denn diesmal das lärmende akustische Kriegsgeschehen aus vielen Lautsprechern Im Hafen von Pythagorio wieder so elendig lang gedauert?
Das letzte Mal, als ich dieses "Schauspiel" in der damals erstmals aufgeführten neuen Version erlebt habe, hat es mir mehr als gereicht.

LadyFi said...

Fabulous firework shots.

Gwendolyn L said...

I enjoyed your little history lesson and the photos to go along with it. Thanks for sharing. I really like the last photo!

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place it is! Love the fireworks captures! Such terrific photos and what an interesting post for the day. Thanks for sharing the celebration with us!


Penelope Notes said...

Thanks for sharing this interesting piece of history. How magical it all looks in the night sky!