Outside view
 
Address: Iroon Hill, Kilkis, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 8.00-14.00, 17.00-20.00
Saturday & Sunday: 8.00-20.00
Phone No: (++30) 23410 76578
 

 

The Kilkis war memorial has stood on the pine-clad Iroon Hill, just outside the town of Kilkis, since 1927. The work of a sculptor named Dimitriadis from Athens, it was erected to commemorate those who fell in the bloody battle of 21 June 1913, which proved decisive for Greece’s victory in the Second Balkan War.

Beside the memorial is the War Museum, built in 1966 and extended in 1971. It belongs to the Ministry of National Defence, which is also responsible for running it. In its two rooms, visitors may see such memorabilia of the 1912-13 Balkan Wars as personal effects of the officers who fought in the Battle of Kilkis, military uniforms, weapons, and regimental colours. Particularly interesting are the relief map and the audiovisual presentation of the battle.

Artillery of the Balkan wars
Artillery of the Balkan wars
Memorabilia of the Balkan Wars
Memorabilia of the Balkan Wars
Military uniform
Military uniform


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