|Patrick Leigh Fermor's Home, Kardamyli, Greece. Photo Jim Claven 2016|
For those who don't know, Patrick was a great Phil-hellene, WW2 veteran of the Greek and Crete campaigns, SOE agent on Crete during the occupation and travel writer - author of Mani, one of the best travel books about Greece. He was also the patron of the British-based Brotherhood of Veterans of the Greek Campaign.
|Patrick Leigh Fermor (front centre) with another SOE Agent and their Greek Resistance fighter comrades|
He died 5 years ago and gifted his home and its magnificent library to the people of Greece. It is now being managed by Greece's Benaki Museum.
I was joined on my visit by members of the British-based Brotherhood of Veterans of the Greek Campaign.
Great news this week is that the Stavros Niarchos Fondation will fund its much needed repair, restoration and new equipment purchases. Soon the home will host artists and writers.
If you would like to visit the Fermor home contact the Benaki Museum on-line - its well worth a visit.
For more information on the announcement and how to visit the home, click here.
Posted for all interested in the preservation of Patrick Leigh Fermor's heritage in Greece.
Thanks to David Sanderson of the British-based Brotherhood of Veterans of the Greek Campaign for this information.
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