On the road to Freedom: Landmarks of the anti-dictatorial struggle in the Athens of the junta

Entertainment  -  Culture

26 May 2024


10:00 - 12:00


Association of Imprisoned Exiled Fighters (SFEA)

Parko Eleftherias, Athens


This activity is only available in the Greek language.

The historical walk organized by the Archives of Contemporary Social History (ASKI) is a living narrative of the anti-dictatorship struggle in the capital during the period of the military dictatorship (1967-1974). The walk begins fromthe old buildings of the EAT-ESA, where the offices of the Association of Imprisoned Exiled Fighters (SFEA) 1967-1974 are located. In this place of martyrdom and historical memory for the fighters of Freedom and the values of Democracy, we will have an open discussion among the participants of the walk.

Outside the War Museum, that was initiated by the dictatorial regime, we will discuss the use of ideological propaganda. The next stop of the historic walk will be at the Law School, where the grand occupation took place in February 1973, an act that strengthened the student movement against the power of the junta. 

The group will then stop at 18 Bouboulinas Street to pay tribute to the fighters who were inhumanely tortured there. The walk will continue to the front of the Alekos Panagoulis monument where we will remember the heroic action of the fighter-symbol of the anti-dictatorship resistance as well as the terrible torture he suffered.

The walk will end at the historic Polytechnic University, a symbol of the student uprising in November 1973, the culmination of the anti-dictatorship struggle and a crossroads for the relations between the military regime and Greek society.

The walk will be conducted by Vangelis Karamanolakis, Asst. Professor of History EKPA, President of the Board of Directors ASKI, and Stathis Pavlopoulos, Coordinator of Programming and Scientific Actions at ASKI.

Closest Metro Station: Megaro Moussikis

Metro to Venue: 2 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility No


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