Authorities in the region of Karditsa, central Greece, raised what they claim to be the largest Greek flag in history, at the valley beneath the Agrafa mountain range near Lake Plastira, over the weekend.
The flag, measuring 1,500 square meters, was raised by a balloon to commemorate 200 years since the revolutionary flag of the Greek War of Independence was first raised in the mountains of Agrafa on May 10, 1821.
The event was held under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee and was supported by the Region of Thessaly and the Council of Karditsa.
Agrafa is a mountainous region in Evrytania and Karditsa regional units in mainland Greece, consisting mainly of small villages.
The region is famous for its complete autonomy throughout the entire years of Ottoman occupation of central Greece.
The word ágrafa literally translates to unwritten, which means unregistered or uncharted, because the Ottomans were unable to conquer this region. The area and its population were not recorded in the Sultan’s tax register.