Battle of Vasilika

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Battle of Vasilika
Part of the Greek War of Independence
The Battle of Vasilika by Peter von Hess.
Date25 August 1821
Vasilika, Greece
Result Greek victory
Greek Revolution flag.svg Greek revolutionaries  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Greek Revolution flag.svg Odysseas Androutsos
Greek Revolution flag.svg Dimitrios Panourgias
Greek Revolution flag.svg Ioannis Gouras
Ottoman Empire Behrem Pasha
800 4,000-8,000
Casualties and losses
35 killed 800 dead[1]
220 captured

The Battle of Vasilika was fought between Greek revolutionaries and the Ottoman Empire during the Greek War of Independence on August 25, 1821, near Thermopylae. The Greek insurgents managed to destroy an Ottoman relief army on its way to the forces of Omer Vrioni in Attica, and captured the supplies and baggage. 800 Turks were killed and 220 captured. Greek trophies included 18 flags, 2 cannons, and 800 horses. The Turks retreated to Lamia, to the north of Thermopylae.[2]

This victory prevented the Ottoman army in Attica and Evia to enter the Peloponnese and deliver the Ottoman garrisons besieged by the Greeks.


  1. ^ Jaques, Tony (2007). Dictionary of battles and sieges : a guide to 8500 battles from antiquity through the twenty-first century (1. publ. ed.). Westport, Conn. [u.a.]: Greenwood Press. p. 1063. ISBN 0313335370.
  2. ^ [Δημήτρης Φωτιάδης,Ιστορία του 21, ΜΕΛΙΣΣΑ, 1971, τομ. Β, σελ.135-138]