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Museum of Alexandros Papanastasiou

COUNTY: Arcadia MUNICIPALITY: Tripoli

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A museum with exhibits from the life of Alexandors Papanastasiou, a man who aided Greece in many different areas.

The Museum of Alexandros Papanastasiou, in Levidi of Arcadia, is dedicated to the politician and Greek prime minister Papanastasiou for the period 1924-1932. It was founded in 1976 and it is accommodated in the Town Hall. It exhibits Papanastasiou’s private archives, rich photographic material, personal belongings, as well as his library, which contains more than 2,500 volumes.

Alexandros Papanastasiou was the founder of the Agriculture Bank of Greece and he was a proponent of the civil marriage, the woman vote, the separation between State and Church, the abolition of the death penalty, the adoption of social protection measures, the creation of the National Cadastre, and measures concerning the agrarian reform, such as distribution of land to landless farmers, the establishment of agricultural universities and new schools on Metsovio Technical University. He was an adversary of monarchy in Greece. He was named Father to Democracy and died of a heart attack in 1936.

Tel: +30 27960-22211