BUILDING OF OLD PARLIAMENT MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2013-11-22
“100 YEARS FROM THE UNION OF CRETE WITH GREECE”
The Maritime Museum of Crete with the Historical Archive of Crete and the Historical National Museum in celebration “100 years from the union of Crete with mother Greece” hadorganized a brilliant event on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 18:30, in the amazing meeting room of the Old Parliament in Athens.
In this event was presented with the re-publication of Hatzi Mihalis Giannaris’s “Kritikopoula” (Publication from Historical Archive of Crete and Maritime Museum of Crete) as well as was projected the “1866” Drama Documentary by Fotis Konstantinidis.
The book was presented in a very vivid manner by the well-known actors Gregory Valtinos, Michalis Aerakis (Artistic Director of Municipal Regional Theater of Crete) and the Head of the Historical Archive of Crete, Mr Konstantinos Fournarakis.
The General Secretary of the Historical National Museum, Mr. Ioannis K. Mazarakis – Ainian and the Chairman of Maritime Museum of Crete Mr. Emm. Petrakis Commodore (Eng.) H.N. (ret.) welcomed the distinguished audience. Mr. Mazarakis offered on behalf of the Historical National Museum a replica of the Flag that was raised in Firka on 1 December 1913 and Mr. Petrakis on behalf of Maritime Museum of Crete an oil painting by the work of Florentini Kaloutsi (from the G. Kaloutsis Collection) Representation of the Hellenic Flag on December 1, 1913.
Both the presentation of the book and the screening of the Documentary captivated the select guests who applauded continuously.
The event was presented exceptionally by Mrs. Dina Adamopoulou Head of the Historical Archive – Hydra Museum.
The event was attended by: Deputy Minister of National Defense Mr. Athanasios Davakis, who warmly talked about the event exchanging commemorative with the Maritime Museum of Crete, the Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis H.N. together with the Chief of Fleet Vice-Admiral P.Litsas H.N., the Deputy Chief General Staff of National Defense Vice-Admiral A. Theodossiou H.N., Vice Admiral G. Yakoumakis Deputy Governor National Defense School, the Commander of the Department of the Lighthouses Commodore K. Manolioudakis H.Ν. together with their executives, the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Peter Michalcο, who spoke warmly in Greek, Mr. Leandros Rakintzis General Inspector of Public Administration, the Academic Chrysa Maltezou, Mr. G. Vardinoyiannis, the President of Union of Retired Navy Officers Vice-Admiral Sp. Pervenas, Η.N. with the Board of Directors of the Union, Mr. G. Troulinos G. Director of INTRACOM, the President of the Maritime Museum of Greece, Ms. Anagnostopoulou – Paloumpi, the Specialist Philatelic Advisor of ELTA Mr. M. Konstantinis, Mr. K. Tsiknakis from the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Representatives of other Military Authorities, Presidents – Members of the Cretan Associations, plenty of Retired Navy Officers, a large portion of the descendants of the Yannaris family, as well as the sponsor’s family, Mr. Yiannis Platsidakis.
At the entrance was the book “Kritikopoula” from a well-known bookstore of Athens.
The general admission of those present was an Hymn to Crete, the passions of the Cretans until the Union and the struggle of Hatzi Mihalis Giannaris. Several suggestions were made to the co-organizers to resume the event in other cities and places in Greece.
The effort of the two Cultural Institutions of our country (Historical Archive and Maritime Museum of Crete) for the realization of this event in Athens only positive results have resulted in their operation and in the effort to preserve the cultural heritage of our country.