The Pavlos Melas Museum is located in the village of Melas, in the north part of the regional unit of Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece.[1]

Pavlos Melas Museum
Μουσείο Παύλου Μελά
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LocationGreece Melas, Macedonia, Greece
Coordinates40°42′14″N 21°15′54″E / 40.70383473894858°N 21.26487001817638°E / 40.70383473894858; 21.26487001817638
TypeMilitary museum

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The building belonged to the Kantzakis family, from whom the Prefecture of Kastoria purchased it. The museum was inaugurated in the early 1970s and operates today with the support of the “Friends of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle” and cooperating women's associations. It is a historic monument because Pavlos Melas, the hero of the Greek Struggle for Macedonia, was killed in it on 13 October 1904 during a clash with the Ottoman army. The visitor can also see traditional objects that belonged to the Kantzakis family, as well as weapons from the period of the struggle. Also exhibited are clothing and photographs of fighters from the Florina and Kastoria regions.[2]

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  1. ^ "Museum of Pavlos Melas". Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  2. ^ "Museums of Macedonia, Greece — Pavlos Melas Museum". Retrieved 2021-08-14.

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