Photographer's Note

Commonly known as the green man, this statue stands at the entrance to the harbour of Gaios on the Greek island of Paxos.
It is of Georgios Anemoyiannis a Greek freedom fighter during the Greek War of Independence in 1821 who rowed out on his own with a lighted torch to set fire to the Turkish navy anchored at Nafpaktos. He was caught and burnt alive. He is known as Piroplitis or Citizen of Fire.

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Additional Photos by arnie mcnally (arnie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 0 N: 67] (1817)
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