Exploring the Streets and Monuments of Thessaloniki with Virtual Tours


The statue of Nikolaos Votsis

Nikolaos Votsis was born in Hydra in 1877, the son of Ioannis Votsis and Maria Koundourioti. On October 18, 1912, during the First Balkan War, commanding Torpedo Boat No. 11, he entered the fortified harbor of Thessaloniki unnoticed, where he launched three torpedoes against the Turkish battleship “Fetih Bulent,” 3,000 tons. As a result, two torpedoes hit the Turkish warship, causing it to sink, and Nikolaos Votsis withdrew without any losses.