The occasion of the celebration of the National Day of March 25, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Historical Archive of Crete accepted the proposal and participated in the events that were co-organized in Trieste and Venice.
In Trieste it was co-organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture of Italy, the Greek Community of Trieste with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, and was held under the auspices of the Greek Consulate of Trieste and took place on Saturday, March 29 at 6am. in the Library of the Greek Community of Trieste.
In Venice, it was co-organized by the Greek Orthodox Community of Venice, the Greek Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies and the General Consul of Greece in Venice. The event took place in the Hall of the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine Studies on Sunday 30 March at 4:30 pm.
On these honorable events was presented the dramatic documentary “1866” by F. Konstantinidis in Italian compilation from the northern Crete, in which the historical course of Crete from 1855 to the much-liked union with Mother Greece, and the Historical Movement of Hatzimichalis Giannaris “Kritikopoula”.
The co-organizing of these two exceptional events to the Greek patriots and exceptional philhellenes of these historic cities from the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Historical Archive of Crete opened new horizons of the dissemination of the cultural events of our country and the co-organization of similar events in other historic cities with a strong Greek element.
Once again, the overwhelming love and passion for the homeland, for our Greece, of all those who live far away, and great timeless Patriots of our country with a strong preservation of History and language, proved once again.
The co-organizing of these brilliant events in these historic cities with a strong historical background, with the strong presence of Greeks through time, is a great honor for our Museum and opens up new streets, new horizons of spreading the glorious history of our country.