Zalongo  

Zalongo - Preveza (Greece)

Zalongo. Zalongo (Zaloggo) is a historic mountain village north of Preveza. On the same mountain one of the greatest dramas of Greek history took place in the time of Ottoman rule. After the fall of the village of Souli (1803), the Albanian Muslims withdrew under the leadership of Ali Pasha in the direction of Zalongo to capture the women and children who were there. Once surronded, 57 women and their children leapt to their death from the rock on a hillside while dancing and singing. In memory of those involved in the mass suicide, a monument 12.5 meters (41 feet)  high and 17.5 meters (57 feet) wide, the "Dance of Zalongo," was erected. This monument is a work of the famous Greek sculptor Yorgos Zoggolopoulos. Every year in the month of October, the "Dance of Zalongo" commemorates the event and hundreds of people come to see it.

Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer 
 

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Average temperature Zalongo
January
8.7°C
February
9.4°C
March
11.9°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.9°C
June
24.0°C
July
26.5°C
August
26.5°C
September
23.1°C
October
18.3°C
November
13.5°C
December
9.9°C

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