Greek Parliament Honors Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis

Credit: Aliki Eleftheriou/Hellenic Parliament

The Greek Parliament was illuminated on Tuesday evening to honor the 25th centennial of the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis.

A logo saying ‘Thermopylae and Salamis- 2020’ was illuminated on the facade of the historical building at Syntagma Square.

Credit: Aliki Eleftheriou/Hellenic Parliament

The Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis, repelling the Persians from invading Europe, were two events of seminal importance not only for Ancient Greek history, but arguably also for the course of Western Civilisation as we know it.

The “Thermopylae – Salamis 2020” Anniversary Year provides an opportunity to commemorate and revisit these historical milestones, reflect on their significance and reevaluate their messages.

Artists and athletes, distinguished scientists, some of the country’s major organizations, as well as representatives of the Greek Diaspora and the Hellenic Navy, will also be participating in the Anniversary cycle through major events.