Excitement will overwhelm us on May 12 and 13, 2018 at the legendary fort Roupel, at the event “ROUPEL 1941. THE REVIVAL”, organized by the municipality of Sintiki for the third consecutive year in order to preserve the historical memory and promote historical tourism in our area.
In this year’s event, which is expected to attract hundreds of visitors from northern Greece and beyond, except for the major ritual battle’s representation and surrender of Fort Roupel (Sunday 05/12/2017 – 11:00 am).
At the same time, youngsters and older ones will have the opportunity to browse around live dioramas representing Greek and German expedition camp of World War II, Fort Roupel’s interior loggia of 1941.
Finally, various exhibitions and other actions will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the “Battle of Forts” and the great construction, “Metaxas Line” in the period between 1936 and 1940.
BATTLE REVIVAL & FORT ROUPEL’S SURRENDER (6-10/ 4/1941)
Live minute by minute the furious effort of the Germans to occupy the FORT – SYMBOL and the heroic resistance of the few defenders. You will be touched by Governor Douratsos rejection -“OHI” (ΝΟ)- to surrender. Memories come alive again at the legendary Fort Roupel in Serres. Groups of people (from Greece and abroad) dressed with uniforms of World War II and armed, along with stunning effects, explosions, flight simulations etc. will get us back in time. History still moves in Roupel, 77 years later!!!
The event “ROUPEL 1941. THE REVIVAL” is carried out under the auspices of the Ministries of National Defence and Tourism, while having the support of the Administrative Region of Central Macedonia and the Regional Union of Municipalities of Central Macedonia etc.
CAUTION: The final public attendance is estimated at 10:30 am in order to arrive in time and watch in comfort the two-day happenings. Hours running parallel events: 09:00 to 18:00.
- Efi Konstantinidou (Municipality of Sintiki)
- Phone : +30 2323 3 50203 & +30 2323 3 50204
- e-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- facebook : f/roupel1941