External view of Kottas Museum
Address: 531 00 Kottas, Prefecture of Florina, Macedonia, Greece
Opening Hours: Daily by prior arrangement
Phone No: (++30) 23850-45875


The village of Kottas is along the Florina-Kristallopigi National road, which is the main road link between Greece and Albania. This village was the home of the local Slav-speaking Macedonian Fighter, Captain Kottas, who fought against the Bulgarian Comitadji and kept the Greek cause alive until Pavlos Melas and the other Greek militant chiefs came to Macedonia.

The Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace made provision for the Kottas family home to be converted into a museum, and it was opened by the President of the Republic late in 1995. It operates with the help of the society ‘Friends of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle’ and Co-operating Women’s Societies.

On the ground floor there is a display of three complete outfits belonging to the Kottas family, as well as a few domestic utensils and tools. Two firearms dating from the time of the Macedonian Struggle are exhibited on the first floor, and photographs of Macedonian Fighters from the Florina area.

External view 2
External view 2

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