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Greek History Museum by Pavlos Vrellis – 25 Year Celebration (1995-2020)

Greek History Museum by Pavlos Vrellis – 25 Year Celebration (1995-2020)

We owe a debt of gratitude to all our visitors, for supporting it and revealing its existence to friends and beloved ones, during these 25 years. Their contributions keep the sculptor’s (Pavlos Vrellis) memory alive and Museum’s identity intact. Many thanks to Spyros Tapas and Aris Argyris (concept, creation) and Giorgos Kavalas (support). Anna &...

31/07/202002/09/2020
My workshop

My workshop

“I wanted to revive here my old workshop in Ioannina in 1971 which I had made in my old paternal home. Not that I had the pleasure of working in a steady environment for long. Many pieces of work and workshops I ruined and changed owing to either lack of space or lack of money....

24/02/202024/02/2020
The Clandestine School

The Clandestine School

I have chosen ‘the Clandestine School’ to be my first theme as a tribute to those who kept our language and National identity during the first, dark times of the Turkish occupation. The room is as we get in and small. I made the stone walls and the ceilings look old. Its main function is...

20/12/201919/02/2020
Dionysius, the philosopher

Dionysius, the philosopher

He was born in Paramithia area in 1541 and while still very young he became a monk at St Dimitrios monastery. Later on, he studied philology, philosophy and medicine in important European centers like Venice and Padova. Afterwards, he went on with logic, poetry, grammar and astronomy in Constantinople. He kept studied until the age...

19/12/201919/02/2020
Benefactors from Epirus

Benefactors from Epirus

The benefactors from Epirus had humanitarian and national consciousness as well as important action. This small place is called ‘Epirus of good men’. These people offered much but did not get back what they deserved. In my opinion, rich is the giving one, not the one who possesses. Most of them set out poor and...

17/12/201920/02/2020
Teachers of the Nation

Teachers of the Nation

In the beginning letters were taught in clandestine schools. Then, little by little, schools came out in the open, where teachers of the nation taught. The foundation of schools was at last allowed. Thus the time of the Greek Enlightment began. In Ioannina the first school was that of Epifanios but later on more schools...

16/12/201920/02/2020
Association of Friends (Filiki Eteria)

Association of Friends (Filiki Eteria)

“‘Association of Friends’ was founded on a winter night of 1814, in Odessa, Russia. Three were the men who took the vow: Nickolas Skoufas, Athanasios Tsakalof and Emmanuel Ksanthos. In this composition I am referring to these tree men. The movements and revolts that had broken out until that time were suppressed because they were...

15/12/201920/02/2020
Katsandonis

Katsandonis

“He was from Epirus, a village in Tzoumerca. It was called Vastavetsi at the time, now called Petrovouni (rocky mountain). His parents were shepherds and they were named Makrigianis. He was born in 1770 or 1773. He had three brothers, George, Costas and Chris, who was the youngest. Because he was accused of stealing sheep...

14/12/201920/02/2020
The enslaved Hellenic Nation imprisoned

The enslaved Hellenic Nation imprisoned

“There were lots of prisons during the Turkish rule. They were aimed to imprison the Hellenic soul that fought against the conqueror in its way. They were a place in which the spirit and the dream of each Greek slave (ragias) that longed for freedom was imprisoned. People were put in them either after a...

13/12/201920/02/2020
Rigas Velestinlis

Rigas Velestinlis

“The forerunner of the Greek Revolution in1821 was born in Velestino, Thessalia, in 1757. He never called himself “Feraios” (Fere or Feras was the ancient name of Velestino). As soon as he finished school in Zagora and Ambelakia, he began teaching at the school of Kissos village. When he was about 20, departs Velestino, to...

12/12/201920/02/2020