Battles of Pentagii – Granitsa

After the fall of Messolonghi, Reşid Mehmed Pasha decided to hit the mountain shelters of the Greek revolutionaries, while calling on the Greek chieftains to bow down to him. A mighty contingent of 2 thousand Ottoman troops, led by Mustafa Bey, chased Tsogkas, Ragkos, and Skaltsas, and advanced on Pentagii, on July 30, 1826. A heavy battle that lasted for 3 days ensued and the Ottomans eventually retreated towards river Kokkinos. There, at the Skorda Inn area near Granitsa (Diakopi), Skaltsodimos and his men attacked them, killing 49, capturing 9, and taking 16 horses and much spoil.