Pavlos Kourtidis - Escape (Engish sup)
Pavlos Kourtidis as Kostas Kariotakis - Poem Escape
Short - April 2020
Kostas Karyotakis is considered one of the most representative Greek poets of the 1920s and one of the first poets to use iconoclastic themes in Greece.
*July 1928 Kostas Karyotakis went to Monolithi beach and kept trying to drown in the sea for ten hours, but failed in his attempt, because he was an avid swimmer as he himself wrote in his suicide note. In the subsequent morning he returned home and left again to purchase a revolver and went to a little café in the place Vryssoula near today Hotel Zikas.
After smoking for a few hours, and drink cherry juice, he left seventy five drachmas as a gratuity, while the cost of the drink was five drachmas, he went to Agios Spyridon, where, under a eucalyptus tree, he shot himself through the heart.
His suicide letter was found in his pocket.