Greek War of Independence (1821-1833)

Greek War of Independence (1821-1833)

At the beginning of the 19th Century, the population of Athens numbered about 11,000 inhabitants. During the struggle for liberation, the city suffered far-reaching devastation.

1821 - 1833
Athens participates in the Greek War of Independence of 1821. On June 10th, 1822, the revolutionary Greeks seize the Acropolis. On August 3, 1826, the Ottoman general Reid Mehmed Pasha, also known as Ktah, seizes Attica and Athens while at the same time, the citizens of Athens are barricaded in the Acropolis. Numerous attempts to aid them result in failure. During one of these attempts, the Greek commander, Georgios Karaiskakis, is killed. On May 24, 1827, after an agreement, the Acropolis is surrendered to the Ottomans and the barricaded people are moved to nearby islands where they remain until the end of the war under the Protocol of London in 1830.

The Municipality of Athens is created.

▶︎ Ottoman Occupation (1456-1821)
▶︎ Greek War of Independence (1821-1833)
▶︎ 19th Century (1834-1900)
▶︎ 20th & 21st Century (1901-2004)