Greek President Visits Hydra for 1821 Naval Battle Anniversary Events

ATHENS — President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, during a visit to the island of Hydra for the "Miaouleia 2021" anniversary events that are held each year, on Sunday noted that island, 200 years after the Revolution of 1821, "preserves its patriotic tradition in fine shape and transfers the wealth of the past intact to the future."

Sakellaropoulou arrived on Hydra on Saturday and watched a re-enactment of the Naval Battle of Gerontas on Saturday night, while on Sunday she attended a mass at the island's cathedral and laid a wreath at the statue of Admiral Andreas Miaoulis, a hero of the 1821 Revolution against the rule of Ottoman Turkey.

The president was then shown around Hydra's museum and Historical Archive and concluded her visit by throwing a wreath into the sea to commemorate those who fought in the naval battle of 1821.


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