Fort Roupel

Fort Roupel, Sidirokastro

Historic Sites • Battlefields • Lookouts • Military Bases & Facilities
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billy b
Harrisburg, PA6 contributions
Amazing... Fabulous... Respect!!
Aug 2019
It is an amazing museum of WWII, where you can see and learn the original Greek defense line and moments of their fights against nazis .
Written November 5, 2019
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Ilias
Alexandroupoli, Greece203 contributions
Walk through the walls of history
Aug 2019 • Couples
Whatever country you come from, you must visit this monument. Walking through the walls of the underground fortress, you travel to the time of World War II.
Written August 30, 2019
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Bartek Dyras
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
Historical fort
Jun 2019 • Friends
Amazing history museum where you can see and learn the original Greek fort from the II world war. We were lucky to meet Greek soldiers who showed us the place so we didn’t have to wait for the group.
Written June 23, 2019
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Lydia32
London, UK50 contributions
A piece of History that will touch your Heart!
Apr 2018
Hospitable soldiers offer an excellent and touching tour of Fort Roupel.
Diving into history, watching the pictures of the soldiers that fought there, one feels as it was only yesterday those heroic battles took place..... You will feel like memories come to life as if they were your own.
Totally recommend it, even for non history enthousiasts!
Written May 22, 2018
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Bob R
Greater Sydney, Australia48 contributions
For all ww2 buffs and family
Jul 2017 • Couples
Fort Roupell was built in 1914 and became part of the Metaxas line in the 1930s and used for defence against the Germans in 1941 and is great to visit. I f you give them a call before you go they will arrange an English speaking guide from the Greek army for you. It is well worth the visit and very informative. Makes you wonder how very resilient the Greeks are and very brave as well. One word Brilliant. It is free to visit an the tour guides are army personnel who are not allowed to accept money but I did slip 50euro to him to share with his mates for a drink on us.
Written August 16, 2017
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sjf62
manchester10 contributions
A windy wind through history
Apr 2017 • Friends
Despite the biting wind we really enjoyed our visit to Rupel fort. The young Greek soldier assigned to our English speaking party was excellent even when the wind literally took his breath away. He gave us all the information about the fort and the last battle and showed us the very interesting underground tunnels that make up the fort. The views were spectacular and the road up to the fort excellent. Would definitely visit again
Written April 27, 2017
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kypros2912
Aradippou, Cyprus236 contributions
A wonderful experience
Jun 2016 • Friends
If you love learning about history you must visit the Fort Roupel. In there you can learn a lot of new things about the history of Greece during the World War II.
Written June 22, 2016
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Cynthia B
Thessaloniki, Greece196 contributions
Nice presentation and preservation of an important site.
May 2016 • Couples
We went here as a couple and there were 4 tour buses already there, the soldiers gave a great presentation of the importance of this site and the whole Metaxa fortification. Even though there were many people, it didn't feel crowded or hurried. The underground fortification is fascinating, I only wish we could see more of it.
Written May 22, 2016
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,345 contributions
Respect and Awe!
Feb 2016 • Friends
It is a Greek fortress built in 1914 and it contributed to stop the German-Bulgarian invasion of Greece that took place in 1941. It has been included in the 1930’s –the Metaxas Line, the Greek line of defense.

It is a MUST visit especially for us Greeks. We had a very informative tour with the help and guidance of linesmen and it is a spot not to be miss by anyone….especially if you are close by.

There was none in the group who was not moved!
Written May 13, 2016
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