Hellenic Cosmos

27 February 2017

SCHEDULE OF CULTURAL CENTRE HELLENIC COSMOS                    In the period from Saturday, March 18th, to Sunday, March 19th 2017, "Tholos" will be closed and no shows will be presented.                    

Foundation of the Hellenic World
Tel.: +30 212 254 5000
e-mail: info@fhw.gr


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28th of October 1940

On the 28th of October 1940 the Italian government sent an ultimatum to the Greek one, requesting free passage of Italian troops through Greek soil and control of numerous strategic locations in the country. Ioannis Metaxas rejected the humiliating ultimatum, something that was in full accord with the will of the people of Greece, and this led to the automatic declaration of war by the Italians. The war was waged on the mountains of Epirus and  Albania, enabling the successful rebuttal of the Italian army, but also a spectacular counterattack of the Greeks in Albania.