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Monument of Zalongo, Kamarina

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The Monument of Zalongo is a 1961 monumental sculpture by George Zongolopoulos, commemorating the Dance of Zalongo, a mass suicide of women and children in 1803. It is located at 700 meters altitude on Mount Zalongo, near Preveza, Greece, from which it is visible. The closest village is Kamarina. One can access the monument from Saint Dimitrios Monastery (590 meters altitude), which leads to the top via a cobbled lane of 410 steps.

The monument depicts six abstract female figures holding hands. It is 18 meters in length, 13 meters high and is made of concrete supported by 4,300 whitish limestone blocks (40x30x25 cm each). The construction took six years, from 1954 to 1960, and was financed by two Pan-Hellenic student fundraising drives.
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  • We stopped here on our trip from Lefkada to Arta, combining it with a stop at the Archaeological Site of Cassope. They both have free entry, interesting history and encompassing views of the Ionian... 
    We stopped here on our trip from Lefkada to Arta, combining it with a stop at the Archaeological Site of Cassope. They both have free entry, interesting history and encompassing views of the Ionian...  more »
  • There's no easy way up to the monument, and that's good, because this is such a sad story that you should have to work a little to appreciate it. After a drive up to the Monastery at the base of the.....  more
    There's no easy way up to the monument, and that's good, because this is such a sad story that you should have to work a little to appreciate it. After a drive up to the Monastery at the base of the.....  more »
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  • The monument is great! There is no eay to go unless you have a car... Maybe it should be a bus from preveza... And a place where you can buy water because you will need water for sure!!! Be prepared to WALK!!!!
  • Beautiful hike, well worth the hike on any weather condition to pay homage to the monument. We hiked on a rainy day and it was beautiful to see the clouds drifting by from the top.

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