Friday, November 17, 2006

Karaiskaki Stadium and Karaiskakis himself

Remember this post about Karaiskaki stadium, home field of Olympiacos FC? Here is the man who the stadium is named after. He is a hero of the Greek 1821 Revolution. Read more about him
The stadium is built exactly on the site of a crucial battle, in which Karaiskakis died. The only fight today there is by the hooligans (yes, we have many of them).

1 comment:

magikthrill said...

Wow I had no idea that's where Karaiskakis was killed! I guess it's kind of hard to imagine Faliro as a place of a battlefield. At least in the sense of a revolutionary battlefield since as you mentioned the hooligans have taken over.