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In 1821, Greeks vigorously rose up against the oppressive Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for nearly four hundred years, embarking on the ultimately successful war of independence. Bishop Germanos of Patras boldly raised the Greek flag at the monastery of Agia Lavras, inciting the Peloponnese to rise against the oppressors.

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Additional Photos by George Gialaouzidis (lc4giala) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 320 W: 4 N: 293] (2190)
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