Tag Archives: Limassol district (Επαρχία Λεμεσού)

Viktoras Ioannidis (Βίκτωρας Ιωαννίδης) bust

Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (9)n Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (7)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis

Location: Viktoras Ioannidis square, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Dimensions: 168 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Viktoras Ioannidis was an artist (painter). He was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Athens and he worked for a period of time as a cartoonist for Athenian newspapers.

The initiative for his bust was taken in 1885 by the Committee of the Viktoras Ioannidis Foundation, and the Limassol Rotary Club. The unveiling took place on April 21st 1991.

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 3, 1991, p. 6.

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Memorial to the Limassol Balkan Wars dead Cypriots

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Artist: Georgios Dimitriadis

Location: Agia Napa church, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Pentelic marble

Category: War Volunteers, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Iliana Zinonos

The monument is dedicated to the volunteers during the Balkan wars. The initiative for the memorial was taken by Michail Michailidis, Mayor of Limassol during the years 1913-14, the Limassol Municipality, and the Agia Napa church. The unveiling took place on June 14th 1915.

Dimitriadis sculpted in marble the, usually, bronze pot in which is burning the heroic sacrificial flame at the altar. Around the pot is wrapped another familiar symbol, the honorary laurel garland.

Selected Sources:

~ Papapolyviou Petros, Η Κύπρος και οι Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι. Συμβολή στην Ιστορία του Κυπριακού Εθελοντισμού (Cyprus and the Balkan Wars. Contribution to the History of Cypriot Volunteers). Nicosia: Center of Scientific Research, Sources and Studies of Cypriot History XXVI, 1997.

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The tree of knowledge

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Artist: Lia Lapithi 

Location: Agios Spyridionas high school, Kato Polemidia. Limassol district.

Category: Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The artwork was placed at the entrance of the high school on October 16, 2006. It was commissioned following a 1992 state law which requires all state entities should invest 1% of their annual budget in artworks which will be placed in their premises.

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3rd Symposium, Limassol

Ahmed El-Stoahyn Kyriakos Rokosn

Ahmed El-Stoahy                               Kyriakos Rokos

Saadia Bahatn Victor Bonaton

Saadia Bahat                                          Victor Bonato

 3rd Sculpture Symposium

2001

  Photography: Vicky Karaiskou

Four artists participated in the third symposium.

Victor Bonato (Germany), “Frozen wave”
The fluid curves of Bonato’s wave make a perfect match with the changing nature of the water they frame, and at the same time insinuate the dynamism of their potential spiral motion.

Kyriakos Rokos (Greece), “Mother of many children”
Kyriakos Rokos decomposes the human figure creating a puzzle of forms and volumes. 

Saadia Bahat (Israel), “Limassol-Haifa, Twin Cities”
The two interlocked marble circles symbolize the two cities, joined by the Mediterranean Sea.

Ahmed El-Stoahy (Egypt), “Couple at rest”
Ahmed El-Stoahy makes a forceful critical comment on the contemporary way of life and the eroded human relations which raise close associations with the Fritz Lang iconic film of 1927, “Metropolis”.

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2nd Symposium, Limassol

Christos Riganasn Helene Black n

Christos Riganas                                         Helene Black

Helene Blackn Manolis Tzobanakisn

   Helene Black                                Manolis Tzobanakis

Giorgos HouliarasnVassilis Vassilin

                                  Giorgos Houliaras                               Vassilis Vassili

Maria Kyprianoun

                                                               Maria Kyprianou

2nd Sculpture Symposium

2000

Photography: Vicky Karaiskou

Six artists, four from Greece and two from Cyprus, participated in the second symposium.

Helene Black (Cyprus), “Framed views”
The three frames, made of iron and neon, are arranged in a way to interlock and penetrate space providing framed (and thus restricted) views of the sea or the city, depending on the viewer’s point of view.

Maria Kyprianou (Cyprus), “Birth”
Kyprianou uses the archetypal symbol of life, the egg, as an allegory to gestation and time.

Manolis Tzobanakis (Greece), “Sacrifice”
Using reinforced concrete and stainless steel, two materials characteristic of Tzobanakis’ work, he creates a snapshot of despair and agony, physical or emotional, which consumes the trapped human figure.

Giorgos Houliaras (Greece), “Synthesis”
In a block of marble Houliaras unfolds the potential shapes of life which can emerge from an amorphous raw material, commenting on the multiple possible options coexisting at the ‘beginning’.

Christos Riganas (Greece), “Alcyone”
Riganas uses the myth of Alcyone to comment on human hubris, punishment and compassion.

Vassilis Vassili (Greece), “Way out”
Vassislis Vassili’s core raw stone creates a spontaneous discomfort to the viewer who cannot overlook the stiffness and the bland statement of its monolithic existence.

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1st Symposium, Limassol

Costas Dikefalosn Giorgos Tsiaras n

              Kostas Dikefalos                                             Giorgos Tsaras

Giorgos Tsiarasn Kyriakos Kallisn

                Giorgos Tsiaras                                                     Kyriakos Kallis

Nikos Kouroussisn Thodoros Papayiannisn

              Nikos Kouroussis                                    Thodoros Papayiannis

 

1st Sculpture Symposium

 August 1999

 Photography: Vicky Karaiskou & Evangelia Matthopoulou

Five artists, three from Greece and two from Cyprus, participated in the first symposium.

Costas Dikefalos (Greece), “Cultural Wave”
Costas Dikefalos spiral and wavy forms on stone are characteristic of his work. His “Cultural Wave” refers both to the actual dominant element of water of the seafront, and to the primordial dissemination and enrichment of cultures through sea trade and traveling. 

Kyriakos Kallis (Cyprus), “Sculpture installation”

Kallis’ cross-like installation is based on the use of personal symbolisms and is built on successions of metal strips, wavy lamina and stone volumes. The bull head is the only figurative item symbolizing earth and the vital forces. 

Thodoros Papayiannis (Greece), “Binary Unit”
The two in one figures by Papayiannis bear his distinct style of archaic geometry and rigor. Papayiannis’ endeavors in the Mediterranean culture has profoundly influenced his work since the very beginning of his artistic career and turn his human figures into archetypical totems.

Nikos Kouroussis (Cyprus), “Dialogue with time and space”
Kouroussis’ minimal synthesis is based on two minimal geometric forms, a stone cylinder and a stainless metal triangle providing a cryptic interpretation of time and space.

Giorgos Tsaras (Cyprus), “Gates”
The asymmetric and diagonally arranged gates and the intervention of the ramps in Tsaras’ work challenge the actual and symbolic function of the gate as a passage and a threshold that allows the communication between two opposite parts.

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Christodoulos Sozos (Χριστόδουλος Σώζος) bust

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Artist: Georgios Dimitriadis 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, 28th October street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Pentelic marble 

Dimensions: > 2 meters

Category: Public Figures, War Volunteers, Union (énosis), Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Sozos is a prominent personality of Cyprus’ modern history. He was Mayor of Limassol, member in the Legislative Council of Cyprus, and a keen advocate of énosis, the official union with Greece. He died at the Bizani battle in 1912 during the Balkan Wars.

The initiative for his bust was taken in 1914 by the Limassol Municipality and the unveiling took place on June 19th 1915.

Selected sources:
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), January 25, 1913, p. 2.
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), February 1, 1913, p. 2.  
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), June 19, 1915, p. 2, 3.
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), January 25, 1913, p. 2.
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), May 29, 1915, p. 2. 
~ Παγκύπριον Λεύκωμα (Pan Cypriot Album), 1st year, Nicosia: 1925.
~ Papapolyviou Petros, Η Κύπρος και οι Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι. Συμβολή στην Ιστορία του Κυπριακού Εθελοντισμού (Cyprus and the Balkan Wars. Contribution to the History of Cypriot Volunteers). Nicosia: Center of Scientific Research, Sources and Studies of Cypriot History XXVI, 1997.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Stylianos Lenas (Στυλιανός Λένας) bust

Προτομή Στυλιανού Λένα (2)n Προτομή Στυλιανού Λένα (5)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: “Lenas” nationalist union premises, Limassol. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 91 cm x 61 cm x 61 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by the “Lenas” nationalist union. The unveiling took place on October 6th 2004. 

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Memorial to Solonas Michailidis (Σόλωνας Μιχαηλίδης)

Προτομή Σόλωνα Μιχαηλίδη (3)N

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, Rigas Feraios street. Limassol district 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Solonas Michailidis was a musician. The memorial was commissioned by the Music Teachers’ Association and the unveiling took place on September 17th 1995.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 14, 1995, p. 4.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 18, 1995, p. 9.

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Ploutis Servas (Πλουτής Σέρβας) bust

Προτομή Πλουτή Σέρβα (2)n Προτομή Πλουτή Σέρβα (5)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis

Location: Ipirou street, opposite Iroon square, Limassol. Limassol district

Dimensions: 44 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ploutis Servas had been Mayor of Limassol in the 1940s. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Municipality of Limassol. The unveiling took place on May 22nd 2002.

Selected sources:
~ Politis, February 19, 2005.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, document May 30, 2003.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, document September 13, 2007.

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Petros Tsiros (Πέτρος Τσίρος) bust

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Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Tsirion stadium, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 179 cm x 46 cm x 50 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Petros Tsiros donated the land where the stadium was built, and thus was named after him. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol gymnastic union “Olympia”. It was made by Fedonas Potamitis in 1980 and the unveiling took place on June 10th 1984.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 11, 1984, p. 14. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Solomon Panagidis (Οικονόμος Σολομών Παναγίδης) bust

Προτομή Οικονόμου Σολομώντος Παναγίδη (4)n Προτομή Οικονόμου Σολομώντος Παναγίδη (6)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Agia Triada church, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 123 cm the pedestal (+110 cm the two steps) x 36 cm x 34 cm

Category: Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Father Solomon Panagidis was the founder of the catechetic in Limassol and of the Christian-Orthodox Youth Union of Limassol (ΟΧΕΝ). He was a member of EOKA 1955-59. The initiative for the bust was taken by his students at the catechetic school who also coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on June 2nd 1968.

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), May 30, 1968, p. 1.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), December 2, 1964, p. 2.  
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), November 25, 1964, p. 2.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Nikos Nikolaidis (Νίκος Νικολαΐδης) bust

Προτομή Νίκου Νικολαΐδη (1)n Προτομή Νίκου Νικολαΐδη (2)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, 28th October street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 1.86 cm x 65 cm x 45 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikos Nikolaidis was an artist and a writer. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol Municipality and an ad hoc private committee which coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on November 8th 1970.

Selected sources:
~ Κύπρος (Kypros), May 18, 1970, p. 8.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 5, 1970, p. 4.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), July 1, 1970, p. 7.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, Meeting Minutes March 5, 1970.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Nikolaos Kl. Lanitis (Νικόλαος Κλ. Λανίτης) bust

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Artist: Vasos Falireas 

Location: Tsirion stadium, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 141 cm x 50 cm x 36 cm

Category: War Volunteers, Public Figures, Union (énosis)

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikolas Lanitis was a founding member of the athletic club ‘Olympia’, which he also supported financially, and volunteer in the early 20th century Greek wars. The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol gymnastic union “Olympia”. It was made in 1965 by the Greek sculptor Vasos Falireas and the unveiling took place on April 26th 1965.

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) bust

Προτομή Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (2)n Προτομή Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (4)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Limassol 2nd Technical School. Limassol district

Dimensions: 156 cm x 64 cm 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Limassol 2nd Technical School Teachers’ Association. The unveiling took place on March 27th 1988.

The bust is the same to the one located at Lysi town in 1962, and was destroyed after the Turkish invasion and the consequent occupation of the northern part of the island. 

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Giorgos Katsounotos (Γιώργος Κατσουνωτός) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Κατσουνωτού (2)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Κατσουνωτού (3)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Christodoulos Chatzipavlou avenue, Limassol jetty. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 2.15 meters x 46 cm x 47 cm 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Giorgos Katsounotos was a Mayor of Limassol for a brief period of 18 months in early 1970s. The initiative for the bust was taken by Limassol Rotary club and the unveiling took place on June 12th 1982. 

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 17, 1973, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 12, 1982, p. 10.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), May 25, 1980, p. 8. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Viktoras Ioannidis (Βίκτωρας Ιωαννίδης) bust

Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (7)n Προτομή Βίκτωρ Ν. Ιωαννίδη (9)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Viktoras Ioannidis square, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Dimensions: 168 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Viktoras Ioannidis was an artist (painter). He was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Athens and he worked for a period of time as a cartoonist for Athenian newspapers. 

The initiative for his bust was taken in 1885 by the Committee of the Viktoras Ioannidis Foundation, and the Limassol Rotary Club. The unveiling took place on April 21st 1991. 

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 3, 1991, p. 6.

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Vasilis Michaelidis (Βασίλης Μιχαηλίδης) bust

Προτομή Βασίλη Μιχαηλίδη (1)n Προτομή Βασίλη Μιχαηλίδη (4)n

Artist: Antonis Sohos 

Location: Agia Zoni avenue and Vasili Michaelidi street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Pentelic marble

Dimensions: 180 cm (+24 cm the pedestal) x 39 cm x 29 cm

Category: Public Figures, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Vasilis Michaelidis is ranked among the most prominent Cypriot poets. He is the writer of the poem “July 9th 1821, Nicosia, Cyprus” which commemorates the death of Archbishop Kyprianos. 

The initiative was taken by an ad hoc private committee and the Limassol Municipality which coordinated the fundraising. The bust was commissioned to the Greek sculptor Antonis Sohos and was finished and shipped by December 1951. The unveiling took place on July 15th 1953. 

Selected sources:
~ Αλήθεια (Alithia), July 28, 1952, p. 1. 
~ Έθνος (Ethnos), July 8, 1952, p. 1.
~ Έθνος (Ethnos), July 16, 1953, p. 1. 
~ Εσπερινή (Esperini), July 28, 1952, p. 1. 
~ Κύπρος (Kypros), February 9, 1953, p. 6. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Argyros I. Drousiotis (Αργυρός Ι. Δρουσιώτης) bust

Προτομή Αργυρού Ι. Δρουσιώτη (1)n Προτομή Αργυρού Ι. Δρουσιώτη (3)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, Irine and Argyros Drousiotis street, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 149 cm x 40 cm x 32 cm 

Category: Public Figures, War Volunteers

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Argyros Drousiotis had been the head of Limassol high school from 1912 until 1940, and served as volunteer during the Balkan Wars. The initiative for the bust was taken in 1987 by the Limassol Greek Gymnasium graduates of 1939, the Drousia emigrants, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Limassol School Supervision. The costs were covered by the Greek Gymnasium graduates of 1939. The unveiling took place on December 3rd 1989. 

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), December 9, 1984, p. 3.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 30, 1989, p. 16.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Andreas Pantelidis (Ανδρέας Παντελίδης) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Παντελίδη (2)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Παντελίδη (3)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Agia Zoni church, Limassol. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 125 cm (+ 36 cm the steps) x 51 cm x 51 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Limassol (city and district) EOKA fighters’ association (ΣΑΠΕΛ/SAPEL). It was placed in 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/14, Meeting Minutes January 23, 1996. 

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Andreas Themistokleous (Ανδρέας Θεμιστοκλέους) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Θεμιστοκλέους (4)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Θεμιστοκλέους (15)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Agia Zoni square, Agia Zoni street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Carrara marble 

Dimensions: 160 cm (+ 36 cm the two steps) x 46 cm x 36 cm

Category: Public Figures, Union (énosis), Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Themistokleous had been the head of the Limassol high school and a fervent supporter of the enosis (union with Greece) ideology. The initiative for the bust was taken in 1957 by an ad hoc private committee, and the Limassol Municipality. The unveiling took place on November 1st 1959. 

Selected sources:
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), March 21, 1957, p. 4.
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), April 25, 1957, p. 1.  
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), May 23, 1957, p. 1.
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), June 6, 1957, p. 1. 
~ Χρόνος (Hronos), July 13, 1957, p. 4. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Andreas Vlamis (Ανδρέας Βλάμης) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Βλάμη (1)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Βλάμη (2)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Lanitio high school, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 171 cm (+ 18 the base) x 40 cm x 40 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Christodoulos D. Hadjipavlou, Mayor of Limassol.  

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Alexander Pushkin bust

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Artist: Alexander Belashov 

Location: Limassol Municipal Park, 28th October street, Limassol. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 150 cm (+15 cm the step) x 63 cm x 40 cm

Category: International relations, Public Figures

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen 

The bust was commissioned by the Russian State and was donated to Limassol Municipality and Cyprus for the celebrations of 200 years since Pushkin’s birth. The monument was funded by the association of Russian businessmen in Cyprus. The unveiling took place on December 2nd 2000.

The photograph is available here courtesy of Dr. Adrienne Christiansen.

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Memorial to the dead sailors 1964-1974

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Artist: Unknown 

Location: Limassol promenade. Limassol district.

Material: Brass

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion, International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Hellenic Navy. It is dedicated to the contribution of the navy during the inter-communal conflicts and the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. The unveiling took place on June 29th 1994.

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Memorial to the Limassol high school dead students during the Balkan Wars

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Artist: G.Ν.

Location: Lanitio high school 

Material: Marble

Category: War Volunteers, Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Limassol Greek School Supervision, and the Limassol high school. The unveiling took place on June 14th 1915.

On the lower parts of the obelisk are engraved verses of the Greek national anthem and Plato’s sayings which remind the high duty to safeguard motherland. On one of the surfaces a bas relief depicts an owl along with branches of laurel, symbols of wisdom and sacrificial death. 

Selected sources:
~ Papapolyviou Petros, Η Κύπρος και οι Βαλκανικοί Πόλεμοι. Συμβολή στην Ιστορία του Κυπριακού Εθελοντισμού (Cyprus and the Balkan Wars. Contribution to the History of Cypriot Volunteers). Nicosia: Center of Scientific Research, Sources and Studies of Cypriot History XXVI, 1997.
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Memorial to the Limassol dead and resistance

Μνημείο Πεσόντων Αντιστασιακών (2)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων Αντιστασιακών (3)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων Αντιστασιακών (5)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

A proposal for a memorial dedicated to the Limassol partisans had been started in 2002. Subsequently this initiative was taken up by the Pan Cypriot Association of Democratic Partisans. The costs were covered by various Ministries and Government divisions and the unveiling took place on July 12th 2004.

The two sculpted figures were added to the initial plans in 2003. An androgynous female figure crowned with a laurel wreath, presumably motherland, holds a dead fighter. The only element that indicates her femininity–apart of the renowned pieta pattern she replicates–is the archaic, long chiton and her headdress. Her muscular arms, strong hands, angular face, strong chin and cheekbones, and her voluminous body bear strong references to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Sibyls and create a sharp antithesis with the vulnerable naked dead body.

Selected sources:
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), July 13, 2004, p. 13. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, documents July 8, 2002; April 22, 2002; March 24, 2004.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/2, document January 23, 2002. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/5, document June 19, 2003. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/6, documents March 7, 2002; October 8, 2003.

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Memorial to the school generation

Γλυπτό Μαθητιώσα Νεολαία (3)n Γλυπτό Μαθητιώσα Νεολαία (17)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to all the students who contributed to the EOKA 1955-59 struggles. Judging by the available documents, the wish for such a memorial seems to have been many years before the initiatives of the Limassol Schools Board in 1995. At least three competition calls were issued: the first was published in January 1996 but was cancelled two months later, in April, and a second was called. A third and last, apparently, was published in October 1999 with a view to the memorial being located at the entrance of the stadium of the Lanitio high school. The memorial was commissioned by the Limassol Greek School Supervision of 1962-2005 and was unveiled during 2005. 

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 28, 1996, p. 18.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 21, 1996, p. 26.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, documents April 25, 2002; November 4, 2004. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes January 19, 1995. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, document June 22, 1999.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/21, Meeting Minutes June 15, 2000. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/7, Meeting Minutes December 18, 2003. 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/9, document June 7 2005. 

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The Wheel of History & Planet Earth

Planet Earthn The weel of Historyn

Planet Earth & twining citiesn

Artist: Nikolas M. Milakkas 

Location: Limassol Municipality premises. Limassol district 

Material: Stone

Category: International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The two sculptures were made to commemorate the twining of Limassol Municipality with its sister cities listed on the pedestal.  

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Dionysos

Γλυπτό Θεός Διόνυσος(4)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Irini and Argyros Drousiotis street, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Ancient Greek & Byzantine legacy, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

No information is available for this sculpture, except that it was placed in 1910. It is probable that Limassol Municipality commissioned it.

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Cupid

Γλυπτό Έρωτα (3)n Γλυπτό Έρωτα (12)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Anastasi Sikouri and Gladstone streets, Limassol, Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Ancient Greek & Byzantine legacy, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

No information is available for this sculpture. It is probable that Limassol Municipality commissioned it and was placed around 1910, along with Dionysus sculpture.

Selected sources:
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Nikolaos P. Lanitis (Νικόλαος Π. Λανίτης) statue

Ανδριάντας Νικόλαου Π. Λανίτη (3)n Ανδριάντας Νικόλαου Π. Λανίτη (5)n

Artist: Antonis Sohos 

Location: Lanitio high scool, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Public Figures, Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikolaos Lanitis (1872-1952) funded the new premises of Lanitio high school in 1945 and 1948. The initiative for his bust was taken by the Limassol Greek School Supervision. The unveiling took place on December 1st 1957.

Selected sources:
~ Παρατηρητής (Paratiritis), December 5, 1957, p. 6. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου) statue

Ανδριάντας Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (1)n Ανδριάντας Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (9)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Grigoris Afxentiou square, Anexartisias Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The first decision for a statue dedicated to Grigoris Afxentiou was taken in 1961. At that time a decision was taken to also name the square where the statue would be placed after him. In 1967 an artistic competition was called and Andreas Savvidis’ concept was promoted as the most complete and complying with the requests. However, that work never came into fruition. 

A second initiative for the memorial was taken in 1989 by the Pan Cypriot National-Popular Liberation Front (ΠΕΑΜ/PEAM). The statue was delivered by Spanos during the same year, but the unveiling took place seven years later, on February 25th 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), September 10, 1961, p. 1.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), September 3, 1961, p. 1.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 30, 1990, p. 9.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), November 1, 1967, p. 4. 
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), Jun 22, 1968, p. 5. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Georgios Grivas (Γεώργιος Γρίβας) statue

Ανδριάντας Γεώργιου Γρίβα Διγενή (3)n Ανδριάντας Γεώργιου Γρίβα Διγενή (12)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 2.42 meters

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Georgios Grivas’ statue is located in the yard of his hideout, which is now a memorial place. The initiative for the statue, which is identical to that of the “Monument to Memory and Honor” at Chlorakas made by the same sculptor, was commissioned by the General Georgios Grivas Digenis Foundation in Athens and its branch in Cyprus. It  was supported through extensive fundraising. The unveiling took place on January 27th 2002 to coincide with the commemoration of his death.

Because of Georgios Grivas’ (known mostly as Grivas Digenis) disagreements with President Archbishop Makarios III after 1960 and especially before his death in the beginning of the 1970s, the initiatives to create a memorial caused ongoing conflicts and confrontations among political parties and local authorities until the unveiling of the statue in 2002.

Selected sources
~ Θάρρος (Tharos), July 7, 1980, p. 8.
~ Πολίτης (Politis), June 5, 2004.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 27, 1985, p. 4.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), September 25, 1985, p. 3
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 15, 1986, p. 2.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), June 3, 1986, p. 14.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 27, 1997, p. 3.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 28, 1997, p. 4.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 29, 1997, p. 7.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 30, 1997, p. 5, 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 17, 1997, p. 16.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 8, 1997, p. 20.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), February 13, 2002.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01.

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Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) statue

Ανδριάντας Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ' (3)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

In 2002, an ad hoc private committee was in place coordinating negotiations with the authorities with regard to a memorial dedicated to Makarios III. After a period of five years, in 2007 the Pan Cypriot Association of Democratic Partisans took the initiative to bring the project to fruition. The unveiling took place on August 2nd 2007 on the occasion of 30 years since his death.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01, documents May 24, 2007; July 5, 2002; March 8, 2007; July 25, 2007.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/13, documents January 31, 2007; May 18, 2007; June 12, 207; June 15, 2007; July 2, 2007.

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Memorial to Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’)

P1100116n P1100117n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: First Limassol Technical School, Limassol. Limassol district

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

An initiative to commemorate Archbishop Makarios III was taken by the Technical School Professors’ Association in 1977, the year of his death. A stele with his portrait in bas relief was placed in 1978 inside the school yard.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 30, 1977, p. 1.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), march 2, 1995, p. 3. 
~ Savvidis Christakis, Περιδιαβάζοντας τη Λεμεσό (Strolling around Limassol). Limassol Municipality: 1991.

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Fifty doves

IMG_0983 - Copyn IMG_0983n IMG_0985n

Artist: 50 Cypriot artists 

Location: Limassol Medieval Castle, Richardou & Berengarias St. Limassol district. 

Material: Mixed materials

Category: Modern sculpture 

Photography: Vicky Karaiskou

The project “50 doves” was commissioned by the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts (E.KA.TE) and the Limassol Municipality celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Democracy of Cyprus. It was part of the broader cultural events organized by the Press and Information Office. The project made part of the exhibition entitled “Reading the Castle’s history through contemporary works” and was curated by Dr Nantia Anaxagorou.

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2nd Symposium, Kato Polemidia

Agnessa Petrovan Ali Al Mahmeedn

Agnessa Petrova                       Ali Al Mahmeed

Andrei V. Balashovn Arlindo Arezn

                                  Andrei V. Balashov                             Arlindo Arez

Christos Lanitisn Miguel Islan

                          Christos Lanitis                                                     Miguel Isla

Petre Petrov (2)n Xavier Gonzalezn

                                     Petre Petrov                                             Xavier Gonzalez

2nd Symposium 

October 10-25, 2009

The second symposium at Kato Polemidia was organized by The Friends of Fine Arts and the Kato Polemidia Municipality. It was funded by the Ministry of Education, the Kato Polemidia Municipality and The Friends of Fine Arts. Ten professional sculptors participated after submitting their proposals to the organizing committee. All of them worked with a piece of at least 2 cubic meters local stone. All the works are titled as “Untitled”. 

The participant sculptors were: Agnessa Petrova from Bulgaria, Ali Al Mahmeed from Bahrain, Andrei V. Balashov from Russia, Arlindo Arez from Portugal, Miguel Isla from Spain, Daniel Jones from England, Obai Hattoum from Syria, Xavier Gonzalez from France, Petre Petrov from Bulgaria, Christos Lanitis from Cyprus. 

After the conclusion of the symposium the works by Miguel Isla and Christos Lanitis were placed at Kale Vounari location, with the sculptures from the first symposium. The sculptures by Agnessa Petrova, Ali Al Mahmeed, Andrei V. Balashov, Arlindo Arez, Xavier Gonzalez and Petre Petrov (who participated in both symposiums) are placed at a road junction on Pafou Avenue, in the Kato Polemidia town.

Keywords:

1st Symposium, Kato Polemidia

Antonis Myrodiasn Colin Figuen

                        Antonis Myrodias                                                 Colin Figue

Canan Zonmezdagn Elio Liivn

Canan Sonmezdag                         Elio Liiv

Emil Adamecn Giorgos Moisisn

Emil Adamec                     George Moisi

Petre Petrovn Sergei Lopukhovn

Petre Petrov                                                    Sergey Lopukhov

Simona De Lorenzon Stefania Palumbon

Simona De Lorenzo                                    Stefania Palumbo

1st Symposium 

October 6-18, 2008

The first symposium at Kato Polemidia was organized by the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts and Christos Lanitis, who represents the International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events (AIESM). It was funded by the Ministry of Education, the Kato Polemidia Municipality and The Friends of Fine Arts. Ten professional sculptors participated after submitting their proposals to the organizing committee. All of them worked with a piece of at least 2 cubic meters local stone. All the works are titled as “Untitled”. 

The participant sculptors were: Colin Figue from England, Emil Adamec from Czech, Sergey Lopukhov from Russia, Elio Liiv from Estonia, Canan Sonmezdag from Turkey, Stefania Palumbo from Italy, Antonis Myrodias from Greece, Simona De Lorenzo from Italy, Petre Petrov from Bulgaria, George Moisi from Cyprus.

After the conclusion of the symposium all the artworks were placed at Kale Vounari location, a hill slope outside Kato Polemidia town. The area is arranged as a public park. 

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Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) bust

Προτομή Μακαρίου (2)n Προτομή Μακαρίου (5)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, in front of Saint Prodromos church, Mesa Geitonia. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 185 cm x 57 cm x 60 cm

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Mesa Geitonia national-popular association which coordinated the fundraising. It was placed in 1979.

Selected sources:

~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 21, p. 12.

Keywords:

Understanding, Solidarity and Fellowship

Γλυπτό Κατανόηση, Αλληλεγγύη και Συναδελφοσύνη (3)n Γλυπτό Κατανόηση, Αλληλεγγύη και Συναδελφοσύνηn

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Archbishop Makarios III and Grigoris Afxentiou Avenues, Mesa Geitonia. Limassol district

Category: Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The artwork was commissioned by the Limassol-Amathounta Lions Club. 

Keywords:

Twinning

Γλυπτό Διδυμοποίηση (5)n Γλυπτό Διδυμοποίηση (10)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis

Location: Triandrias (Triumvirate) square, Mesa Geitonia. Limassol district

Category: Modern sculpture, International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The work was commissioned by the Mesa Geitonia Municipality on the occasion of its twining with Triandrias (Triumvirate) Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece. The unveiling took place on April 10th 2009.

Yiapanis’ characteristic fluid shapes are applied here in the forms of two birds. Their naturalistic features gave way to two abstractive forms which underline sameness through the repetition, and preserve the artist’s familiar upwards motion of his artworks.

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Liberty Monument – Memorial to Grigoris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Αυξεντίου)

Μνημείο Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (2)n Μνημείο Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (3)n Μνημείο Γρηγόρη Αυξεντίου (7)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Mesa Geitonia, Limassol district 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial to Grigoris Afxentiou was commissioned by the Mesa Geitonia Cooperative Bank.

This is the second work of Philipos Yiapanis where the concept of liberty/freedom is symbolized by birds. The first one is the “Freedom message to the world” at Agia Napa, Ammochostos district. 

Here the concept is focused on the EOKA fighter Grigoris Afxentiou, the “Golden Eagle of Machairas”, as is evident by the open book where his presumed last words to his co-fighters are noted on the left page, while on the right, the flames insinuate the way he died. 

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Memorial to the Germasogeia dead

Μνημείο Πεσόντων (1)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων (3)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων (4)n Μνημείο Πεσόντων (6)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Agias Paraskevis Avenue, Germasogeia, Limassol district

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to the fighters Trofimos Koulles (Τρόφιμος Κουλλές), Panayiotis Tsaggaris (Παναγιώτης Τσαγγάρης), Sofronios Sofroniou (Σωφρόνιος Σωφρονίου), and Vaggelis Georgiou (Βαγγέλης Γεωργίου). The initiative was taken by the “Anagennisi” association, the Germasogeia Municipality, and the families of the dead. The unveiling took place on July 28th 2002.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/4, Meeting Minutes May 30, 2002. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes June 15, 1995. 

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Ioannis Stavrianos (Ιωάννης Σταυριανός) bust

Γενική άποψη χώρου γλυπτών- δημοτικό σχολείο Λόφου (1)n Προτομή Ιωάννη Σταυριανού (4)nΠροτομή Ιωάννη Σταυριανού (2)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Old elementary school, Lofou. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 159 cm x 48 cm x 39 cm

Category: War Volunteers

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ioannis Stavrianos was a volunteer during the Greek War of Independence in 1821. The initiative for the memorial was taken by an ad hoc private committee. On the bottom of the pedestal there is an ossuary with his remnants. The unveiling took place on November 1st 1998.

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Filelftheros), September 5, 1994, p. 15. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Filelftheros), October 28,  1998, p. 4. 

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Ilias Kannaouros/Christofis Christofi (Ηλίας Καννάουρος/Χριστοφής Χριστοφή) statue

Ανδριάντας Ηλία Καννάουρου (1)n Ανδριάντας Ηλία Καννάουρου (4)n Γενική άποψη χώρου γλυπτών- δημοτικό σχολείο Λόφου (1)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Old elementary school, Lofou. Limassol district

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by an ad hoc private committee for the memorial. The unveiling took place on August 16th 2002.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/2, document August 23. 2001; Meeting Minutes December 20, 2001.

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Odysseas Kl. Nikolaou (Οδυσσέας Κλ. Νικολάου) bust

Οδυσσέας Κλεάνθους Νικολάου (2)n Οδυσσέας Κλεάνθους Νικολάου (4)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Pano Kivides, village square. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 160 cm (+ 57cm the steps) x 54 cm x 43 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Pano Kivides association for the community’s prosperity, and the Pano Kivides youth center. The bust was probably placed 1995-1996.

Selected sources:

~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/7, document January 29, 1990. 

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Aggeliki Sotiriou “Philimon” (Αγγελική Σωτηρίου «Φιλήμων») bust

Αγγελική Σωτηρίου (1)n Αγγελική Σωτηρίου (3)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis 

Location: Cross church, Pano Kivides. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 2.63 meters (in total)

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Cypriot Women

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Aggeliki Sotiriou was a member of EOKA 1955-59 and was known by the nickname “Filimon”. Her memorial is located in close proximity to where she was killed.

The initiative for the commemoration was taken by the women’s organization of the Democratic Party (ΓΟΔΗΚ/GODIK), which also coordinated the fundraising. The unveiling took place on Arpil 1st 1990

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 16, 1989, p. 3.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), February 2, 1990, p. 5. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/7, document January 29, 1990. 
Keywords

The 1955-59 Heroes’ grove

Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (5)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (6)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (13)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (16)n Ηρώον Απελευθερωτικού Αγώνα ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (21)n

Location: Pelendri – Kato Amiantos main road, Pelendri. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The “Forest of the 1955-59 Heroes” is an extensive and complex memorial place made up of separate but interconnected parts: the Propylaea; the stele for the victims; the Fighters’ Hall; the hero-martyrs stairs; the Panayia Eleftheriotissa chapel; the EOKA oath text; the Honor Monument or Liberty Monument; the memory flame; and the heroes’ grove. 

The Pelendri memorial place is dedicated to the hundred and eight EOKA 1955-59 fighters who died during the struggle. Around Pelendri area a considerable number of conflicts took place and many hideouts of EOKA fighters were located.

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the EOKA 1955-59 fighters’ association of Limassol city and district (ΣΑΠΕΛ/SAPEL). Subsequently the coordination of the construction, which lasted from 1994 to 2001, and its funding was undertaken by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The first inauguration took place on September 28th 1997, while some parts of the construction were still pending completion. A second event followed on November 11, 2001 specifically for the exhibition place in the Fighters’ Hall. 

On the walls of the Propylaea two inserted copper plaques bear the portraits of Archbishop Makarios III and Georgios Grivas (known as Digenis) made by Leonidas Spanos.

Close by, in the Fighters Hall, is situated Evangelos Moustakas’ work titled “Liberty breaks its chains”. It is a modern, abstract synthesis in brass, based in insinuation than in narration. However, the dynamic formation of the trapped in the rods liberty, or victory, clearly pictures the struggle required. 

In the basement of the hall a series of paintings titled “Hymn to Liberty”, made by Andreas Makariou, narrate in a stylized way eloquent scenes of martyrdom, fighting, death, hope and heroic deeds. Andreas Makariou is also the artist of the paintings at the “Agios Georgios Boat Museum” in Chlorakas, where the second extensive and complex memorial dedicated to EOKA 1955-59 is located. 

The path, the “hero-martyrs stairs”, which leads to the Honor’s Monument or Liberty Monument is 650 meters long and is made up of 108 steps, each one symbolically dedicated to one of the dead fighters. Their names are engraved on marble plaques and inserted in the steps.

The Honor’s Monument or Liberty Monument is situated on a plateau overlooking the valley and the surrounding mountains. It consists of three parts: a low horizontal cement wall, a vertical pillar and the altar with the sacred fire, the eternal flame.

On the cement wall Evangelos Moustakas has carved a bas relief on a white marble plaque which symbolically and in a stylized manner narrates the martyrdom of the fighters. The waving flag, the replicated pieta pattern, the angel of victory who hastens the dead, and the sun implying hope, life and symbolizing resurrection make part of the narration. The end result bears strong aesthetic similarities to the reliefs on the commemorative wall in Chlorakas’ commemoration place made by the same artist. Under the bas relief, on the sloped surface of the marble is engraved the EOKA oath extending and accentuating the preceding visual narration. 

The inauguration of the memorial place took an extensive celebrative and symbolic form: a number of EOKA memorials all over Cyprus were symbolically selected by SIMAE to join with religious rituals for the Pelendri main events. In addition, on the eve of the inauguration a ceremonial ritual torch flame was lit at each selected memorial site and they were carried to Pelendri to light its altar. The flame was kept lit over night and during the inauguration ceremonies the following day.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 22, 1997, p. 8. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 24, 1997, p. 4. 
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/12, Meeting Minutes September 27, 1994. 
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7, vol. 7, Meeting Minutes September 14, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, document June 6, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, Meeting Minutes May 7, 2009. 

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Sotiris Tsaggaris (Σωτήρης Τσαγγάρης) statue

Σωτήρης Τσαγγάρης (2)n Σωτήρης Τσαγγάρης (5)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides

Location: Pelendri. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 190 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Sotiris Taggaris” union, and the ad hoc committee for the “Pelendri heroes’ statues”. The statue was completed in 1984 and the unveiling took place on November 16th 1997.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), February 28, 1979, p. 7.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/3, document September 30, 1980.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, document 17, 1991.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes September 25, 1995.

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Nikos Karasamanis (Νίκος Καρασαμάνης) statue

Νίκος Καρασαμάνης (5)n Νίκος Καρασαμάνης (6)n

Artist: Theodoulou Theodoulos 

Location: Pelendri. Limassol district

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by an ad hoc committee for the “Pelendri heroes’ statues”. The statue was placed in 1999.

Selected sources:

~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes September 25, 1995.

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Frixos Dimitriou (Φρίξος Δημητρίου) bust

Φρίξος Δημητρίου (1)n Φρίξος Δημητρίου (3)n

Artist: Yiannis Parmakelis 

Location: Panayia Faneromeni Church, Pano Platres. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 153 cm (+ 20 cm +14 cm steps) x 40 cm x 34 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Frixos Dimitriou was a benefactor. The bust was completed in 1972. No further information is available. 

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Stelios Mavros (Στέλιος Μαύρος) bust

Προτομή Στέλιου Μαύρου (7)n Προτομή Στέλιου Μαύρου (10)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios

Location: Stelios Mavros Park, Pano Platres. Limassol district

Dimensions: 154 cm (+44 cm steps) x 38 cm x 30 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Stelios Mavros was murdered in January 1974 by EOKA B’ supporters. No further information is available. The unveiling took place on September 17th 1978.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), September 16, 1978, p. 9.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), September 19, 1978, p. 2.

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Andreas Paraskeva (Ανδρέας Παρασκευά) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Παρασκευά (2)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Παρασκευά (4)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Pano Platres. Limassol district

Dimensions: 185 cm x 40 cm x 28 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by the “Andreas Paraskevas” union. The unveiling took place on July 27th 1986.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), August 2, 1986, p. 6.

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Stylianos Lenas (Στυλιανός Λένας) bust

Προτομή Στυλιανού Λένα (10)n Προτομή Στυλιανού Λέναn

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios 

Location: Archaggelos Michail church yard, Chandria. Limassol district 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 172 cm x 39 cm x 39 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Christodoulos Hadjipavlou and the unveiling took place on March 25th 1984.

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Stylianos Lenas (Στυλιανός Λένας) statue

Στυλιανός Λένας (1)n Στυλιανός Λένας (3)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides

Location: Chandria. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Michail Archaggelos” Orthodox association of Chandria. The unveiling took place on March 26th 1989.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 28, 1984, p. 3.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968, Meting Minutes May 31, 1968.

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Archbishop Sofronios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Σωφρόνιος Γ’) bust

Αρχιεπίσκοπος Σωφρόνιος (1)n Αρχιεπίσκοπος Σωφρόνιος (4)n

Artist: Phylactis Ierides

Location: Foini. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 144 cm (+ 30 cm step) x 76 cm x 62 cm

Category: Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by an ad hoc committee. The bust was completed in 2000.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, Meeting Minutes October 26, 1999.

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Memorial to Dimos Irodotou (Δήμος Ηροδότου) and Efstathios Xenofontos (Ευστάθιος Ξενοφώντος)

Μνημείο Ηρώων ΕΟΚΑ (1)n Μνημείο Ηρώων ΕΟΚΑ (6)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Foini. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Foini emigrants’ association. No further information is available.

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Yiannakis Aeroporos (Γιαννάκης Αεροπόρος) bust

Προτομή Γ. Αεροπόρου (1)n Προτομή Γ. Αεροπόρου (6)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Fasoula. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 138 cm (+ 57 cm the steps) x 66 cm x 46 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Yiannakis Aeroporos” youth center of Fasoula. The bust was concluded in 1990.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, Meeting Minutes June 6, 1991. 

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Vanios Spanias (Βάνιος Σπανιάς) bust

Προτομή Β. Σπανιά (2)n Προτομή Β. Σπανιά (6)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Theotokou Genisis church yard, Fasoula. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 131 cm (+ 28 cm steps) x 48 cm x 35 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Fasoula emigrants’ association. No further information is available.  

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Untitled

Γλυπτό Γυναίκας (5)n Γλυπτό Γυναίκας (9)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Fasoula. Limassol district

Dimensions: 109 cm x 54 cm x 54 cm (the pedestal)

Category: Modern sculpture 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The artwork was commissioned by the Fasoula community board and it was placed in 2010. An identical work of Yiapanis is located on Nissi Avenue, at Agia Napa, Ammochostos district.

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Ilias Kannaouros (Ηλίας Καννάουρος) statue

Ηλίας Καννάουρος (4)n Ηλίας Καννάουρος (5)n

Ηλίας Καννάουρος (1)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Adjacent to Saint Georgios church, Ypsonas. Limassol district

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Ypsonas community board. The statue was completed in 2005.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/10, Meeting Minutes September 28, 2005.

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Dimitris Arminiotis (Δημήτρης Αρμινιώτης) bust

Δημήτρης Αρμινιώτης (1)n Δημήτρης Αρμινιώτης (4)n

Artist: Chrysostomos Perdios

Location: Panayia church yard, Trimiklini. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 149 cm x 40 cm x 48 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Trimiklini youth center, the Trimiklini community board, and the Church committee. The unveiling took place on September 3rd 1989.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 24, 1989, p. 8.

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Dimitris Klitou (Δημήτρης Κλείτου) bust

Δημήτρης Κλείτου (2)n Δημήτρης Κλείτου (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Saint George church, Sylikou. Limassol district

Dimensions: 125 cm (+54 cm pedestal) x 53 cm x 52 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

No information is available. 

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Andreas Nikolaou (Ανδρέας Νικολάου) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Νικολάου (1)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Νικολάου (5)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Pyrgos. Limassol district

Dimensions: 158 cm x 130 cm x 43 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Anagennisi” nationalistic union sometime between 1977 and 1980. 

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Memorial to the Prodromos’ Archbishops

Μνημείο Αρχιεπισκόπων και πεσόντων Προδρομιτών (2)n Μνημείο Αρχιεπισκόπων και πεσόντων Προδρομιτών (6)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: Community square, Prodromos. Limassol district 

Category: Cypriot Church 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the inhabitants of Prodromos village and the Prodromos friends’ association, the Morfou Archbishopric and the Prodromos community committee funded the construction. 

The portraits of the four Archiboshops of Cyprus, originated from Prodromos village, are carved on medals and inserted on the commemorative wall. The Archbishops are Makarios I (Μακάριος Α’), Sofronios ΙΙΙ (Σωφρόνιος Γ’), Kyrillos II (Κύριλλος Β’) and Makarios II (Μακάριος Β’). 

Adjacent to them is placed a memorial stele for the village dead and missing.  

The unveiling took place on June 26th 2011.

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Aristoklis Avgousti (Αριστοκλής Αυγουστή) bust

Αριστοκλής Αυγουστή (1)n Αριστοκλής Αυγουστή (4)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Prastio Avdimou. Limassol district

Dimensions: 157 cm (30 cm the steps) x 70 cm x 40 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

He was murdered on June 3, 1973. No further information is available.

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Memorial to Stylianos Lenas (Στυλιανός Λένας) and to Dimitrakis Christodoulou (Δημητράκης Χριστοδούλου)

Μνημείο Αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ Στυλιανού Λένα και Δημτράκη Χριστοδούλου (3)n Μνημείο Αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ Στυλιανού Λένα και Δημτράκη Χριστοδούλου (6)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Panayia church yard, Potamitissa. Limassol district 

Material: Marble

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken in 1961 by the Potamitissa Orthodox Institution (ΘΟΙ/ΤΗΟΙ), and the Potamitissa Orthodox Christian Youth Union. Due to erosion over time, in 1998 a new construction, an exact copy of the original, replaced the old. The initiative for this restoration work was taken by the Potamitissa emigrants’ association and the Potamitissa community. The unveiling took place on May 28th 2000.

The memorial replicates all the familiar and symbolic visual patterns of Greek antiquity and 19th century neoclassicism in Greece. The fluted pillars standing on elaborated, tall bases are crowned with capitals decorated with astragals and darts, topped with palmette motifs. The white marble used in all the parts of the memorial accentuates further the links to the Greek architecture tradition. The familiar black and white photographs of the two fighters are framed with laurel wreaths and Greek flags. The two angels or victories above them, each holding a laurel wreath underline their sacrificial death and imply their lofty deeds. Between them, the bas relief with the wailing female figure, mother, wife or motherland, is reminiscent of the pain and the unhealed trauma. At the same time it replicates a familiar pattern used in 19th century Greece to symbolize death and grief. Last but not least, the demarcation of the commemorative place with fencing links it directly to the elaborated and prominent tombs of Athens’ 1st cemetery. 

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Charalambos Panayi Evagorou (Χαράλαμπος Παναγή Ευαγόρου) bust

 Χαράλαμπος Παναγή Ευαγόρου (3)n Χαράλαμπος Παναγή Ευαγόρου (7)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Potamiou village, church yard. Limassol district.

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 149 cm (+ 45 cm the steps) x 63 cm x 49 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Charalambos Evagorou Family. The bust was completed in 2000 and the unveiling took place on October 3rd 2005.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/4, meeting Minutes November 5, 2002. 

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Georgios Mich. Drakos (Γεώργιος Μιχ. Δράκος) bust

Γεώργιος Μιχαήλ Δράκου (2)n Γεώργιος Μιχαήλ Δράκου (8)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Pentakomo. Limassol district

Dimensions: 150 cm x 70 cm x 54 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

No further information is available. 

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Memorial to the Pachna Heroes

Evmenios Markantonisn Iordanis Iordanous Vakisn                Evmenios Markantonis                                Iordanis Iordanous Vakis

Nikos Sofokleousn Panikos Symeoun

Nikos Sofokleous                                              Panikos Symeou

Μνημείο Ηρώων Πάχνας (7)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Pachna community square. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Turkish Invasion, Inter-communal conflicts 1967

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The archaic stele with the pediment crowning constitutes the central part of the memorial dedicated to all the Pachna dead fighters. On an inserted plaque Konstantinos Kavafis’ verses are noted: “Honor those who in the life they lead define and guard a Thermopylae” (Τιμή σ’ εκείνους όπου στην ζωή των ώρισαν και φυλάγουν Θερμοπύλες).

Its unveiling took place in July 1990. Since then four busts were added commemorating four Pachna individual fighters.

The busts of Evmenios Markantonis (Ευμένιος Μαρκαντώνης), who died during the inter-communal conflicts of 1967, and of Panikos Symeou (Πανίκος Συμεού), who died during the EOKA struggle, were unveiled at the same time with the stele.

The bust of Nikos Sofokleous (Νίκος Σοφοκλέους), who died during the EOKA struggle, was made by Philippos Yapanis and was unveiled on October 15, 2006.

The bust of Iordanis Iordanous Vakis (Ιορδάνης Ιορδάνους Βάκης), who died during the Turkish invasion, was also made by Philippos Yiapanis and was unveiled on October 11th 2009.

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Ioannis Christophorou (Ιωάννης Χριστοφόρου) bust

Προτομή Παπά Ιωάννη Χριστοφόρου (2)n Προτομή Παπά Ιωάννη Χριστοφόρου (5)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Parekklisia. Limassol district

Dimensions: 151 cm x 74 cm x 75 cm

Category: Public Figures, Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ioannis Christoforou was a benefactor. The initiative was taken by the Parekklisia community and the bust was placed in 2009.

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Nikos Evagorou (Νίκος Ευαγόρου) bust

Προτομή Νίκου Ευαγγέλου Παλώδια (9)nΠροτομή Νίκου Ευαγγέλου Παλώδια (4)n

Artist: Nikos Sofialakis 

Location: Eleftheria Avenue, Palodia elementary school. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 131 cm (+ 42cm + 34 cm pedestal) x 46 cm x 34 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikos Evagorou was known by his nickname “Plato”. The initiative for the memorial was taken by his co-fighters. The bust was completed and shipped in 1961. The unveiling took place on May 19th 1968.

Selected sources:
~ Κύπρος (Kypros), June 5, 1961, p. 5. 
~ Κύπρος (Kypros), June 19, 1961, p. 4. 
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), July 30, 1961, p. 8. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 19, 1968, p. 1. 
 
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Father Dositheos (Οικονόμος Δοσίθεος) bust

Οικονόμος Δοσίθεος (1)n Οικονόμος Δοσίθεος (3)n

Artist: Aristidis Anastasiadis

Location: At the entrance of Holy Cross Church yard, Omodos. Limassol district

Dimensions: 182 cm x 51 cm x 22 cm

Category: Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Father Dositheos was hanged in summer 1821, along with Archbishop Kyprianos and two more Bishops, because Greek Cypriots disobeyed the direct order of the Sultan not to interfere in the Greek War of the Independence. The initiative for the bust was taken in 1971 by the Omodos community committee in commemoration of 150 years since his martyrdom and death. An artistic competition call was issued in the beginning of 1972.

Selected sources:
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), July 29, 1971, p. 4.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/2, document January 1, 1972.

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Panikos Pourgouridis (Πανίκος Πουργουρίδης) bust

Πανίκος Πουργουρίδης (1)n Προτομή Πανίκου Πουργουρίδηn

Artist: Kyriakos Kallis 

Location: Moniatis. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 150 cm x 61 cm x 40 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial and its funding was undertaken by the Moni Community Board, the “Panikos Pourgouridis” youth center, and theMoniatis Hunting association “Vikli”. The unveiling took place on July 18th 2004

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Kostas Panayiotou (Κώστας Παναγιώτου) bust

Προτομή Κωστάκη Παναγιώτου (1)n Προτομή Κωστάκη Παναγιώτου (2)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Agia Zoni church, Moni. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 134 cm (+ 48 cm steps) x 60 cm x 41 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Moni community committee. The bust was probably placed in 1993.

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Thanos Georgiou Kleovoulou (Θάνος Γεωργίου Κλεοβούλου) bust

Θάνος Γεωργίου Κλεοβούλου (4)n Θάνος Γεωργίου Κλεοβούλου (6)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: Village Park, Mandria. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 124 cm (+ 17 cm the step) x 42 cm x 33 cm

Category: National Guard

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was made in 2006. The unveiling took place on June 29th 2008.

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Michalis Michail (Μιχάλης Μιχαήλ) bust

Προτομή Μιχαήλ Μιχαήλ (2)n

Προτομή Μιχαήλ Μιχαήλ (5)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Mathikoloni. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 177 cm x 45 cm x 45 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was probably placed in 2004. No further information is available.  

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Dimitris Charalambous (Δημήτρης Χαραλάμπους) and Vasilis Alexandrou (Βασίλης Αλεξάνδρου) busts

 Dimitris Charalambousn Vasilis Alexandroun        Dimitris Charalambous                                    Vasilis Alexandrou

Μνημείο Αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ Δ. Χαραλάμπους και Β. Αλεξάνδρου (1)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Timiou Prodromou church, Limnatis. Limassol district

Dimensions: 187 cm x 61 cm x 37 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the families of the fighters.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/8, document June 17, 1991.

Keywords:

Dimosthenis Mitsis (Δημοσθένης Μιτσής) bust

Προτομή Δημοσθένη Μιτσή (2)n Προτομή Δημοσθένη Μιτσή (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: “Mitsi” School for Commerce premises, Lemithou. Limassol district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 141 cm (+ 43cm the steps) x 36 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Mitsi” school management board with an aim to commemorate 90 years since the School was founded. The bust was placed in 2003.

Keywords:

Memorial to Kyriakos Nikolaou (Κυριάκος Νικολάου) and Christodoulos Kannaouros (Χριστόδουλος Καννάουρος)

Χριστόδουλος Καννάουρος και Κυριάκος Νικολάου (2)n Χριστόδουλος Καννάουρος και Κυριάκος Νικολάου (5)n

Artist: Arestis Stasi

Location: Kyperounta. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by an ad hoc private committee at Kyperounta village, which also coordinated the fundraising. The two figures were sculpted in 1970.

Selected sources:
~ Πατρίς (Patris), May 27, 1967, p. 6.
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), July 15, 1971, p.2. 

Keywords:

Christakis G. Mina (Χριστάκης Γ. Μηνά) bust

Χριστάκης Γ. Μηνά (1)n Χριστάκης Γ. Μηνά (6)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Village Park, Korfi. Limassol district 

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 186 cm x 64 cm x 64 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Christakis Mina” nationalist union of Korfi village. The unveiling took place on July 30th 1989.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/7, document March 6, 1990. 

Keywords:

Sokratis Neophytou Sokratous (Σωκράτης Νεοφύτου Σωκράτους) bust

Σωκράτης Νεοφύτου Σωκράτης (1)n Σωκράτης Νεοφύτου Σωκράτης (4)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Kolossi. Apostolos Loukas parish. Limassol district 

Material: Copper

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the Kolossi popular union. The unveiling took place on May 6th 2001. The memorial is placed next to the Andreas Onisiforou monument.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes October 30, 1997. 

Keywords:

Andreas Onisiforou (Ανδρέας Ονησιφόρου) bust

 Ανδρέας Ονησιφόρου (1)n Ανδρέας Ονησιφόρου (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis

Location: Kolossi, Apostolos Loukas parish. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 130 cm x 67 cm x 47 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the “Andreas & Nikos” nationalist union of Kolossi. The bust was commissioned by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The unveiling took place on April 28th 2002.

The bust is located next to the Sokratis Neophytou Sokratous bust which was unveiled a year earlier.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, document march 20, 1999; Meeting Minutes April 29, 1999.

Κeywords:

Archimandrite Ieronymos Myriantheas (Αρχιμανδρίτης Ιερώνυμος Μυριανθέας) bust

 Προτομή Αρχιμανδρίτη Ιερώνυμου Μυριανθέα (3)n Προτομή Αρχιμανδρίτη Ιερώνυμου Μυριανθέα (5)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: Primary school yard, Kaminaria. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 177 cm x 54 cm x 41 cm

Category: Public Figures, Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by an ad hoc private committee for the memorial. The bust was made in 1997 and the unveiling took place on November 1st 1998.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 7, 1998, p. 8.

Keywords:

Michail Yiorgallas (Μιχαήλ Γιωργάλλας) bust

 Μιχαήλ Γιωργάλλας (7)n Μιχαήλ Γιωργάλλας (9)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Zoopigi. Limassol district

Dimensions: 140 cm x 47 cm (+87 cm +127 cm) x 28 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by The Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The unveiling took place on Arpil 22nd 2007.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/22, document March 19, 2001; Meeting Minutes October 3, 2000.

Keywords:

Antonis Antoniou (Αντώνης Αντωνίου) bust

 Αντώνης Αντωνίου (2)n Αντώνης Αντωνίου (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Zoopigi. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 125 cm x 60 cm x 59 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Zoopigi emigrants and friends association. The unveiling took place on August 10th 2003.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/5, meeting Minutes February 25, 2003.

Keywords:

Memorial to the Erimi heroes

Nikos Georgioun Sokratis Sokratousn         Nikos Georgiou                                               Socratis I. Socratous

Μνημείο Ηρώων Ερήμης (3)n Marios Savvan                         Marios A. Savva

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: “Nikos and Socratis” nationalist union premises, Erimi. Limassol district

Dimensions: 155 cm x 68 cm x 48 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Socratis I. Socratous (Σωκράτης Η. Σωκράτους), Nikos Georgiou (Νίκος Γεωργίου) and Marios A. Savva (Μάριος Α. Σάββα). 

The initiative was taken by the “Nikos and Socratis” nationalist union of Erimi and it was placed in 1996.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/10, document August 28, 1992. 

Keywords:

Panayiotis Toumazos (Παναγιώτης Τουμάζος) bust

Παναγιώτης Τουμάζου (1)n Παναγιώτης Τουμάζου (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis & Phylactis Ierides

Location: “Panayiotis Toumazos” union premises, Episkopi. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 135 cm x 104 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the “Panayiotis Toumazos” union. It was placed in 1997.

Keywords:

Dinos Pavlou (Ντίνος Παύλου) statue

Ντίνος Παύλου (6)n Ντίνος Παύλου (10)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis

Location: Dora. Limassol district

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the statue was taken by an ad hoc private committee. The unveiling took place on July 8th 1985.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 9, 1985.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/4, documents March 2, 1984; May 2, 1984.

Keywords:

Andreas Georgiou (Ανδρέας Γεωργίου) bust

Προτομή Ανδρέα Γεωργίου (4)n

Artist: Thedoulos Theodoulou

Location: Dierona. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 146 cm x 52 cm x 52 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the EOKA 1955-59 fighters of Limassol city and district (ΣΑΠΕΛ/SAPEL). The bust was placed between 1995 and 1997.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, document October 2, 1995.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/14, Meeting Minutes January 23, 1996.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/15, Meeting Minutes February 27, 1997.

Keywords:

Savvas Evripidou Savva (Σάββας Ευριπίδου Σάββα) statue

Σάββας Σάββα (2)ν

Artist: Charis Evaggelou 

Location: Gerasa. Limassol district

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Gerasa emigrants and friends’ association, and the Gerasa community committee. The statue was made in 2010. 

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/12, document March 28, 2006.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, Meeting Minutes October 26, 1999. 

Keywords:

Andreas Vlamis (Ανδρέας Βλάμης) and Platonas Stylianou (Πλάτωνας Στυλιανού) busts

 Andreas Vlamisn Platonas Stylianoun

Μνημείο Ηρώων και Αγνοουμένων Βουνίου (2)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou  

Location: Vouni Primary school, Vouni. Limassol district

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 125 cm (+ 35 cm the steps) x 52 cm x 42 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to all the dead and missing from Vouni village. The initiative was taken by the Vouni emigrants’ association. The busts were made in 1995 and the unveiling took place on November 20th 1997.

Keywords:

Dimitris Petrou Apesiotis (Δημήτρης Πέτρου Απαισιώτης) bust

Προτομή Δημήτρη Πέτρου Απαισιώτη (1)n Προτομή Δημήτρη Πέτρου Απαισιώτη (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis

Location: Next to the Apsiou Cooperative Bank, Apsiou. Limassol district

Dimensions: 151 cm x 67 cm x 67 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the Apsiou community. The unveiling took place on July 8th 2008.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/9, Meeting Minutes April 5, 2005.

Keywords:

Kostas M. Pyrros (Κώστας Μ. Πύρρος) bust

Κώστα Μ. Πύρρος (1)n Κώστα Μ. Πύρρος (2)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: “Pyrrios” Library premises, Asgata. Limassil district 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 147 cm (+ 24 cm the step) x 50 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Kostas Pyrros was a benefactor. The initiative for the bust was taken by the family of Kostas Pyrros. No further information is available.

Keywords:

Georgios Chr. Katsaris (Γεώργιος Χρ. Κατσαρής) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Χρ. Κατσαρή (2)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Χρ. Κατσαρή (6)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Apostles Petros and Pavlos church, Asgata. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 138 cm (+ 80 cm steps) x 47 cm x 49 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken by an ad hoc private committee, the Community Board, and the Asgata Emigrants’ Association. The bust was made in 1971 and it was placed during 1972. 

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), October 1, 1971, p. 7.
~ Πρωινή (Proini), September 30, 1971, p. 4. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 1, 1971, p. 5. 
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), June 16, 1971, p.2.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/2, documents April 14, 1971; May 25, 1971.

Keywords:

Sergeant Christakis S. Neokleous Zenios (Λοχίας Χριστάκης Σ. Νεοκλέους Ζένιος) bust

Προτομή Χριστάκη Νεοκλέους (3)n Προτομή Χριστάκη Νεοκλέους (4)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Arakapas. Limassol district

Dimensions: 136 cm x 41 cm x 41 cm 

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by the family of Sergeant Christakis S. Neokleous Zenios. The unveiling took place on October 15th 1993.

Keywords:

Evripidis Nouros (Ευριπίδης Νούρος) bust

 Προτομή Ευριπίδη Νούρου (3)n Προτομή Ευριπίδη Νούρου (4)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou 

Location: Nationalist union “Evripidis Nouros” premises, Apesia. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 163 cm x 47 cm x 46 cm

Category: Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nouros was murdered on August 15, 1962. The initiative was taken by the nationalist union “Evripidis Nouros” which coordinated the fundraising among its members. The bust was placed in 2000. 

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/2, document September 6, 2001. 

Keywords:

Evagoras Papachristophorou (Ευαγόρας Παπαχριστοφόρου) statue

Ανδριάντας Ευαγόρα Παπαχριστοφόρου (10)n Ανδριάντας Ευαγόρα Παπαχριστοφόρου (13)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Kato Amiantos. Limassol district

Material: Brass

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the “Evagoras” sports union of Kato Amiantos. The statue was made in 1988 and the unveiling took place on June 25th 1989.

Keywords:

Memorial to Apeiteios School benefactors

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Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: “Apeitios” school, Agros. Limassol district 

Material: Brass

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Ioannis Kliridis (Ιωάννης Κληρίδης), Nearchos Kliridis (Νέαρχος Κληρίδης), Kleio Apeitou (Κλειώ Απέητου). The initiative was taken by the Agros School Supervision and the unveiling took place on November 15th 1998.

Keywords:

Petros Iliadis (Πέτρος Ηλιάδης) bust

 Πέτρος Ηλιάδης (1)n Πέτρος Ηλιάδης (3)n

Artist: Dimitra Tserkezou 

Location: “Apeitios” school, Agros. Limassol district 

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 178 cm (+ 54 cm step) x 32 cm x 43 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust is placed on the left hand side of the school entrance, opposite to the school benefactor’s bust, Kyriakos Apeitos. The unveiling took place on July 3rd 1966.

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), July 2, 1966, p. 1.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/15, Meeting Minutes March 27, 1997.

Keywords:

Nearchos Kliridis (Νέαρχος Κληρίδης) bust

Νέαρχος Κληρίδης (2)n Νέαρχος Κληρίδης (6)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos

Location: Agros. Limassol district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 137 cm x 45 cm x 34 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nearchos Kliridis was a teacher, writer and a scholar of folklore history. The bust was donated by the Photos Photiadis Foundation and Carlsberg Company. It was made in 1998 and the unveiling took place the following year, on October 10th.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), February 4, 1999, p. 4.

Keywords:

Kyriakos Apeitos (Κυριάκος Απέητος) bust

Κυριάκος Απέητος (1)n Κυριάκος Απέητος (7)n Κυριάκος Απέητος (10)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos

Location: “Apeitios” school, Agros. Limassol district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 142 cm (+ 16 cm the step) x 66 cm x 44 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Kyriakos Apeitos was the founder of the “Apeitios” school. The initiative for his bust was taken by the Agros School Supervision. The unveiling took place on November 1st 1997.

At the bottom of the pedestal is placed an ossuary with Kyriakos and his wife, Klio, remnants.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes September 16, 1997.

Keywords:

Memorial to the Pitsilia Women Fighters

Αγωνίστρια Πιτσιλιάς (2)n Αγωνίστρια Πιτσιλιάς (6)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: Saint Kyriaki church, Agros. Limassol district 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Cypriot Women

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken in 1998 by an ad hoc committee for the memorial to the EOKA 1955-59 fighters. 

The distinct segregation between masculine and feminine identities becomes explicitly tangible in the case of the sole memorial acknowledging and honoring women’s contribution to national struggles, paying a “reverent commemoration and praise” to them as indicated on the inscription. 

Nevertheless, the sculpture does not include any of the expected, or necessary under the circumstances, male attitudes of aggressiveness or militaristic spirit. On the contrary, the woman depicted is illustrated in favour of the female stereotype, as a mild, rather agreeable creature, saluting with her right hand while holding a stone in her left hand, which rests bended on her stomach. Symbolic cultural values prove rigid enough to prevent any visual representation of a shifting identity, which could deconstruct the dominant codes. 

Keywords:

Memorial to Savvas Rotsidis (Σάββας Ροτσίδης)

Σάββας Ροτσίδης (1)n Σάββας Ροτσίδης (5)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Yeratzia area, Agridia. Limassol district 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Savvas Rotsidis was the last EOKA fighter to die. The memorial was commissioned by the “The Prophet Ilias” Agridia emigrants association and The Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The unveiling took place on November 24th 2002.

The location was chosen on purpose to mark the place where the fighter died. On the right hand side of the monument is briefly noted the incident of his death. 

Selected sources:

Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, Meeting Minutes May 13, 1999.

Keywords:

Michail Koukkis (Μιχαήλ Κουκκής) and Andreas Dimitriou (Ανδρέας Δημητρίου) busts

A. Dimitrioun M. Koukkisn Μ. Κουκκής και Α. Δημητρίου (1)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Saint Mamas church, Agios Mamas. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 152 cm x 47 cm x 47 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by The Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). It was made in 1999 and the unveiling took place on May 14th 2000.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 13, 2000, p. 24.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes March 5, 1998. 

Keywords:

Memorial to Georgios Koulappis (Γεώργιος Κουλαππής)

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Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Matheina neighborhood, Agios Mamas. Limassol district

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 2001 by the Agios Mamas community committee, in corporation with the “Palliggenesia” nationalist union. Eventually the unveiling took place on April 5th 2009.

On the pedestal under his portrait is written: “we encapsulated your sacrifice in our hearts forever” (Κλείσαμε για πάντα στην καρδιά μας τη θυσία σου).

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/14, Meetings Minutes October 22, 2002; January 5 2009.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7, documents July 11, 2003; August 2, 2005; November 21, 2005.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, documents March 26, 2001; August 6, 2002; June 1, 2007; November 15, 2008; February 9, 2009; February 17, 2009; February 24, 2009; March 14, 2009.

Keywords:

Yiannakis Christoforou (Γιαννάκης Χριστοφόρου) bust

 Γιαννάκης Χριστοφόρου (1)n Γιαννάκης Χριστοφόρου (7)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis

Location: Agios Konstantinos. Limassol district

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: 153 cm x 82 cm x 77 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE), and the Pan Cypriot Committee for the memorial to Yiannakis Christoforou. The unveiling took place on March 14th 2010 to coincide with the commemoration date of his death.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes September 21, 1995.

Keywords:

Evaggelos Moulotos (Ευάγγελος Μουλωτός) statue

Ευάγγελος Μουλωτός (1)n Ευάγγελος Μουλωτός (2)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Agios Konstantinos. Limassol district

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative was taken in 2003 by the Limassol district Reservist Commandos Association (ΣΕΚΕΛ/ SEKEL), the Evaggelos Moulotos family, Agios Konstantinos community youth union, and the Agios Konstantinos Emigrants and Friends association. The bust was made in 2010 and the unveiling took place the same year, on October 31st.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee) 14.3.01/6, Meeting Minutes November 6, 2003. 

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Georgios Nikodimou (Γεώργιος Νικοδήμου) bust

 Γεώργιος Νικοδήμου (1)n Γεώργιος Νικοδήμου (2)n

Artist: Fedonas Potamitis 

Location: Agios Theodoros. Limassol district

Dimensions: 120 cm (+ 43 the steps) x 61 cm x 51 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for his bust was taken by an ad hoc private committee which also coordinated the fundraising. It was placed in 1983.

Selected sources:
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), September 24, 1983, p. 2.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/4, documents May 17, 1983; May 18, 1983. 
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Onoufrios Kliridis (Ονούφριος Κληρίδης) bust

Ονούφριος Κληρίδης (1)n

Ονούφριος Κληρίδης (2)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Agios Theodoros. Limassol district

Material: Marble

Category: Union (énosis)

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Onoufrios Kliridis was the first death during the October 1931 conflicts. The initiative for his bust was taken by Agios Theodoros Agrou friends association, and it was placed in 1992.

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Trooditissa Bishop Epiphanios Aggelidis (Ηγούμενος Τροοδιτίσσης Επιφάνιος Αγγελίδης) bust

Ηγούμενος Τροοδιτίσσης Επιφάνιος (1)n Ηγούμενος Τροοδιτίσσης Επιφάνιος (4)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Bishop Epiphanios square, Agios Amvrosios. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 115 cm x 36 cm x 32 cm

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Bishop Epiphanios Aggelidis had founded the first elementary school at Agios Amvrosios village. The initiative was taken by the Agios Amvrosios community board and the unveiling took place on November 22nd 2009.

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