In the Summer 1878 Cretan Revolution, many different armed units flew this flag as they fought against a combined force of Turkish and British forces. This rebellion, at its height, controlled all of Crete
except for the 7 fortified cities, held by the Ottoman forces.
March-September of 1878
A 6-striped bicolor of blue and white, with a Greek Cross on the right with nationalist Greek inscriptions on the white stripes
Flag of Thessaly and Epirus
The rebellions in Thessaly and Epirus lasted considerably longer than those of Crete and Western Macedonia, and were far stronger. They controlled large swaths of the mountains in Epirus and the Thessalian
valleys, and held territory extending from the Greek border to Sarande.
The flag above was the one used by the rebels of Western Macedonia, who controlled a third of today-held Greek Macedonia at their peak, and continued a mountain guerilla campaign for months more. Many of
their soldiers and guerilla warriors raised this flag on territories they occupied. Their line of control stretched from central Thessaly to Veles.
March-August of 1878
A white field with a 7-sided blue banner having two crosses down the center and two white circles on the bottom of each side of the banner