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Words can hardly express what someone feels in a place like this, reminding as the brutality of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
travelerep
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Very moving memorial

Stopped briefly at this memorial. Would have spent longer but we arrived during a hurricane. The... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Julia P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument itself may not be very striking but the list of names together with their ages inscribed alonside is very moving.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Words can hardly express what someone feels in a place like this, reminding as the brutality of WW-II.The message must be strong,big, unanimous, panhuman. NEVER AGAIN

Thank travelerep
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped briefly at this memorial. Would have spent longer but we arrived during a hurricane. The memorial is on the top of a hill with beautiful views. It lists all the names of the townspeople who were massacred by the Nazis and their ages. Children...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Not many have heard about this massacre of 218 villagers in 1944 but please pay your respects if close by. This is a war crime from only 74 years ago and the descendants of those who died are still fighting for justice. “When will we...More

Thank Martin Q
Reviewed 21 April 2018

It is a sad indictment of what human beings can do to one another, very moving. A beautiful spot to remember and mourn

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The village was the site of a notorious massacre by the Waffen SS on 10th June, 1944. There had been some Greek resistance in the area, including an ambush of a German column, but there was no direct link with the village. Nevertheless 218 villagers,...More

Thank Fergs85
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This Memorial in Distomo is worth stopping in at. It's very confronting and sad to realise the massacre which took place here, however the memorial is well designed and pays respect to all the lives lost. Great views of the surrounds, including the village of...More

Thank koulouki
Reviewed 16 October 2016

In this memorial you can see the names and the bones of the biggest Massacre in Greece!The German army killed the entire village of Distomo(include babies half years old!)

Thank EFSTATHIOS B
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

It 's a quite shocking experience because no human being can understand why this massacre took place and almost a whole village was slaughtered in the most atrocious way.. Only sadness and disgust for the executioners...

1  Thank Efi R
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This was a very poignant reminder of the horrors that the Greeks suffered during WW2 under the Nazis. A monument to hundreds of people from one small village rounded up and killed by the Nazis in retaliation to attacks by resistance fighters. Reading through all...More

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Response from Martin Q | Reviewed this property |
This is a memorial site not far from the town centre on the main road through the town. Fairly well signposted and is open apart from the mausoleum at all times. Very moving.
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