Home of Greek poet to be turned into municipal museum

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Yiannis Ritsos is one of Greece’s contemporary poets and thinkers, and to honour his life, his home will be turned into a municipal museum, as announced by the Greek Culture Ministry this week. 

The home of the poet is located in the Castle of Monemvasia in Laconia and will be converted to a museum that is dedicated to his life and his relationship with his hometown of Monemvasia, that was known to inspire much of his work. 

In the announcement the ministry said that the museum will play a decisive role in the promotion of Monemvasia and its history with the use of interactive technologies. 

The project is being carried out jointly by the Peloponnese Region, the Municipality of Monemvasia, and the Ministry of Culture, with funding provided by the Ministry.

Ritsos is known among others for his politically tinged works, including his celebrated “Epitaphios” written in 1936 and later put to music by Mikis Theodorakis.

Source: Greek Travel Pages

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