Sunday, February 2, 2014

The place where the Greek National Anthem was written

Dionysios Solomos was the author of the Greek National Anthem. Living in Zakynthos and hearing the battle at Messologgi (on the mainland of Greece), he was inspired and he wrote the National Anthem on a beautiful hill top, just 2 kilometres from the city of Zakynthos, on the Strani Hill.  





Currently there is a statue of Solomos on the hill; however, that is where a tree existed. Under that tree, the poet was inspired and wrote the Hymn to Freedom and other of his works. This hill has a fantastic view of part of the island. The nature which embraces the hill is breath-taking, making it a perfect spot for inspiration and creativity.




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