Sifnos island: The Hellenic Navy WW2 observation post

Interviews, WW2 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis

Photos by George Dokopoulos, used by permission


Dating back to the 1930s, a Hellenic Navy observation post in a secluded bay of Sifnos island, one of the most beautiful Aegean islands of Greece is being revealed, thanks to the photo documentation of Mr. George Dokopoulos.


According to locals, who are now in their 70s or 80s, they served their military service at this observation post, checking the seaways to and from Milos island, an island of strategic importance,, as well as any vessels wishing to remain hidden in this bay.


Mr. George Dokopoulos has done extensive research in and around the observation post and has personally interviewed many elders who vividly remember this observation post, which was subsequently abandoned and left to the elements.


The building is built with local stone and cement and its roof is reinforced with steel rods.