Using the simulated experience of virtual reality (VR), the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) invites us to Sparta and the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil to digitally tour the exhibition “1821 seen through different eyes: The Greek Revolution with PLAYMOBIL figures and dioramas”:

The exhibition is an original approach to all that took place from pre-revolutionary times to the founding of the modern Greek state. Small colourful PLAYMOBIL figures “recreate” battlefields, represent historical events, bring to life everyday scenes and depict key figures of the Struggle.

Through the virtual tour presented by the PIOP, we learn about important events of the Revolution such as “the Oath of the Friends”, “the Fall of Tripolitsa”, ” the Exodus of Messolonghi”, “the Flight of the people of Parga”. We also meet leading figures of the time; Greeks, Philhellenes and Ottomans, men and women who played an important role in the course of events. Finally, the exhibition’s  accompanying educational booklet enriches  this different journey into History  in a pleasant and creative way for both adults and children.

The exhibition was a collaboration between the Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation and the National Historical Museum, as part of the Anniversary Activities of the Piraeus Bank for the 200 years since the Revolution of 1821.It was planned by the National Historical Museum  where it was presented for the first time (13.10. 2019-13.9.2020), in collaboration with a group of collectors and the support of PLAYMOBIL Hellas.

Design and construction of dioramas: George Angelidis, Denis Vangopoulos, Angelos Giakoumatos, Vasiliki Fati.

Design and making of specially constructed individual figures : Stelios Mylonas.

The temporary exhibition (14.10.2020-17.01.2021) at the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta, will reopen when current epidemiological conditions allow. For more information: 27310 89315 and

For a VR tour press here.

For an educational leaflet press here.