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Fort Roupel

The greatest and most historic fort on the Metaxas Line is located between Mount Agistro and Mount Beles, very close to the Greek-Bulgarian border and the Promachonas (Bastion) border checkpoint. The total length of the tunnels is 4,251 meters, including 123 active shelters and extending along 2500 meters of the frontline. During the Second World War, the Germans attacked Greece through Bulgaria by land and air. The attack began on April 6, 1941, and the heroic soldiers at the fort managed to resist for three whole days, despite the numerical superiority of the Germans and their constant bombardment by enemy aviation. Fort Roupel surrendered on April 10, but the Germans literally saluted the combat effectiveness of the Greeks. The fort is open to visitors under the auspices of the Greek army, and after learning about the fort and historical events, guests are shown around the tunnels and premises.

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Altitude (in meters) : 309
Chronological Period : World War II
Suitable for : FamiliesFamilies
Access : RoadRoad
Accessible : NormallyNormally
Cost Category : FreeFree
Duration of Visit : 2 hours 30 minutes

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