An picture from FLIGHTRADAR revealed one airline pilot took off from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport earlier than flying across the Peloponnese Region of Greece to map the numbers 200. The pilot who works for the Greek service Aegean Airlines took within the cities of Argos and Patras in a outstanding present of patriotism for the reason that European nation began its path to independence away from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.
Greece was beneath Ottoman rule for almost 400 years for the reason that Ottoman Turks invaded what was then Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, in 1453.
Scattered uprisings in 1821 escalated right into a full-scale struggle which – helped by the intervention of Britain, France and Russia – lastly resulted within the institution of an unbiased kingdom of Greece in 1832.
The Aegean Airlines flight additionally flew to Achaea at round 20,000 ft over elements of the nation the place the revolution started in Kalavryta, Corinth, Ancient Olympia and Dervenakia.
The Peloponnese Region is the place the Greek War of Independence in opposition to the Ottoman Empire started in 1821.
Conservative ministers are getting ready to defy the coronavirus with bicentennial celebrations tomorrow on March 25, hoping it’s going to mark a turning level after a really tough decade economically.
The EU state emerged from the most important bailout in financial historical past in 2018 after years of painful austerity that drove it deep into poverty.
One in two younger Greeks have been unemployed and greater than half 1,000,000 individuals left the nation to search out work overseas.
No sooner had the economic system began to get better, than the coronavirus pandemic hit and Greece slipped again into recession.
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As a part of the celebrations, the nation’s National Mint issued commemorative cash of contemporary Greece’s first currencies, the Phoenix and the Drachma.
Meanwhile, in Agia Lavra, considered one of Greece’s oldest monasteries, actors carrying the kilt-like dress of Greek revolutionaries final week re-enacted the taking of the legendary oath of “Freedom or Death!” – the slogan of revolt in opposition to Ottoman rule.
Prince Charles and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin are anticipated to attend the independence day celebrations and French and US fighter jets will participate.
France, which will likely be represented on the parade by its defence minister, has additionally donated a powerful tapestry depicting Renaissance painter Raphael’s “The School of Athens” of historical Greece’s nice thinkers.