Mykonos honors Greek heroine by renaming airport

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The iconic Greek island of Mykonos pays homage to one of the most underrepresented heroines of the Greek Revolution, Manto Mavrogenous, by officially renaming its local airport.

The 19and In April, the municipality revealed that the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport had officially changed the name of Mykonos Airport to Mykonos-Manto Mavrogenous Airport.

Manto Mavrogenous was a heroine of the Greek Revolution, which took place between 1821 and 1829. She was born into a wealthy family in 1796 and spent her entire fortune on the revolution and even convinced her wealthy European friends to contribute money. money and weapons.

Despite her dedication to the revolution, Manto, like many women of her time, was left out of the history books and her many contributions were underrepresented for a very long time.

The addition of her name to Mykonos airport pays tribute to the great role she played during the war and all her efforts during this time.

Mykonos Mayor Konstantinos Koukas commented on the government’s decision to rename the airport, saying the municipality’s decision was unanimous.

“Today I received great joy from the official announcement of the renaming of Mykonos Airport to Mykonos-Manto Mavrogenous Airport,” Koukas said.

“A decision that values ​​the work of the heroine of Mykonos, highlighting the rich local history and the unique tradition of our island.”

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