Kostas Iliakis Memorial

Captain Kostas Iliakis was tragically killed in action in 23rd May, 2016, close to Karpathos island.

When turkish air fighters entered into Greek airspace without any permisson, he tried to catch the turkish aircraft, but they collided. The turkish pilot ejected successfully, but Kostas could not jump, and he lost his life. The Memorial is dedicated to Kostas, who tried to defend his country.

The Memorial is located at the port of Pigadia.

Kostas Iliakis memorial

Kostas Iliakis Memorial

Kostas Iliakis monument, Pigadia

Kostas Iliakis Memorial in Pigadia

Additional info

  • Coordinates: 35.508276, 27.209268

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