07 Feb Remembrance service and concert for the fallen hero Ioannis Markakis
2018 marked the 85 years since the attempted assassination of the then Prime Minister of Greece Eleftherios Venizelos.
This attempt failed due to the heroism of Ioannis Markakis. He was one of the bodyguards of Eleftherios Venizelos that put his life at risk to save him but was fatally injured due to gunfire. He was from Embrosneros and there now stands a statue in his memory.
This statue is just a few meters away from Markakis Estate.
The remembrance service was attended by dignitaries with deposition of crowns at the statue then followed by a live concert and speeches at the open amphitheatre “Mikis Theodorakis”
The event was held and organized by the municipality of Apokoronas, the Venizelos Foundation, the cultural association of Embrosneros, the charitable foundation “Saint Sofia”, and members of the family Markakis.