Tag Archives: Pafos district (Επαρχία Πάφου)

Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) bust

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Artist: Unknown 

Location: Pafos Archdiocese, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble 

Dimensions: 122 cm x 71 cm x 41 cm

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

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned in 1982-1983 during the prettification of the Archdiocese yard.

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3rd Symposium, Polis Chrysochou

3dr symposiumn

General viewn

Kyriakos Rokos n Kyriakos Rokosn

Kyriakos Rokos

Vasilis Vasili n Vasilis Vasilin

Vasilis Vasili

3rd Symposium
September 20-30, 2011

Category: Modern sculpture, Symposia

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The symposium was organized by the Polis Chrysochou Municipality and was funded by the Municipality and the Ministry of Education. Two professional sculptors participated from Greece after submitting their proposal to the organizing committee. Additionally two locals, self-taught, were invited by the Municipality. 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: Vasilis Vasili and Kyriakos Rokos from Greece, Andreas Constantinou and Andreas Tamamounas from Cyprus. 

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2nd Symposium, Polis Chrysochou

Aktham Abdul Hamidn Andreas Moditisn
Aktham Abdul Hamid                     Andreas Moditis

Andreas Tamamounasn
Andreas Tamamounas

                              Arsenty Lysenkov n Arsenty Lysenkovn                                            Arsenty Lysenkov

          General viewn

                                    Petre Petrov n Petre Petrovn                                                Petre Petrov

Pontus Ersbackenn
Pontus Ersbacken

Tanjia Roeder n Tanjia Roedern
Tanjia Roeder

2nd Symposium

September 14-24, 2010

Category: Modern sculpture, Symposia

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou
The symposium was organized by the Polis Chrysochou Municipality and The Friends of Fine Arts association, and was funded by the Municipality, the “Friends” and the Ministry of Education. Five professional sculptors participated after submitting their proposal to the organizing committee. Additionally two locals, self-taught, were invited by the Municipality. 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: Aktham Abdul Hamid from Syria, Arsenty Lysenkov from Russia, Petre Petrov from Bulgaria, Pontus Ersbacken from Sweden, Tanjia Roeder from Germany, Andreas Constantinou and Andreas Tamamounas from Cyprus.

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1st Symposium, Polis Chrysochou

Abeer Warda n Andreas Tamamounas n
  Abeer Warda                             Andreas Tamamounas

                            Antoine Basbous n Constantinos Moditis n                                                                       Antoine Basbous                    Constantinos Moditis 

                             Fanis Rachoutis n Giorgos Rachoutis n                                                                 Fanis Rachoutis                          Giorgos Rachoutis

Janine Kortz-Waintrop n
Janine Kortz-Waintrop

Liliya Pobornikova n Xavier Gonzalez n
Liliya Pobornikova                  Xavier Gonzalez

1st Symposium
September 15-30, 2008

Category: Modern sculpture, Symposia

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The symposium was organized by the Polis Chrysochou Municipality and The Friends of Fine Arts, and was funded by the Municipality, the “Friends” and the Ministry of Education. Seven professional sculptors participated after submitting their proposal to the organizing committee. Additionally two locals, self-taught, were invited by the Municipality. 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: Abeer Warda from Syria, Antoine Basbous from Lebanon, Janine Kortz-Waintrop from Germany, Liliya Pobornikova from Bulgaria, Xavier Gonzalez from France, Constantinos Moditis and Andreas Tamamounas from Cyprus, Giorgos Rachoutis and Fanis Rachoutis from Greece.

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Christos Kkelis (Χρίστος Κκέλης) and Georgios Michail (Γιώργος Μιχαήλ) busts

Προτομές Κκέλη και Μιχαήλ (8)n Προτομές Κκέλη και Μιχαήλ (11)n

Προτομές Κκέλη και Μιχαήλ (4)n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas 

Location: Adjacent to Kissonerga community playground. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 75cm  (+53 cm the pedestal) x 65 cm x 65 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The busts were commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) and the unveiling of the memorial took place on November 24th 2002.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/20, Meeting Minutes March 13, 2000.

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Memorial to the Tsada dead & Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης) bust

Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (1)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (5)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (6)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Τσάδας και προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (3)n

Artist: Kostas Ikonomou, Nikos Garyfalakis (for Pallikaridis bust)

Location: Panagia Chryseleousa church yard. Pafos district.

Material: Marble (for the bust)

Dimensions: 123 cm x 45 cm x 34 cm (for the bust)

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Cypriot Women

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Christodoulou (Ανδρέας Χριστοδούλου), Vladimiros Irakleous (Βλαδίμηρος Ηρακλέους) and Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης). It was commissioned by Tsada Youth Center and the unveiling took place in August 14th 1998.

The nearby pre-existing bust was commissioned in 1961 by Evagoras Pallikaridis’ family and the unveiling took place in May 13th 1962.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 23, 1961, p. 1.

Keywords:

Abbot Iakovos Michailidis Myrianthefs bust

Ηγούμενος Μυριανθέας (1)n Ηγούμενος Μυριανθέας (5)n

Artist: Antonis Sohos

Location: Agios Neofytos monastery

Material: Marble

Category: Cypriot Church

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Agios Neofytos monastery and the unveiling took place after 1949.

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Kostakis Savvidis (Κωστάκης Σαββίδης) and Filippos Kritiotis (Φίλιππος Κρητιώτης) busts

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά την τουρκική εισβολή- προτομές Κρητιώτη και Σαββίδη (2)n Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά την τουρκική εισβολή- προτομές Κρητιώτη και Σαββίδη (22)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά την τουρκική εισβολή- προτομές Κρητιώτη και Σαββίδη (14)n Μνημείο πεσόντων κατά την τουρκική εισβολή- προτομές Κρητιώτη και Σαββίδη (7)n

Artists: Andreas Savvides (for Kostakis Savvidis), Nikolaos Kotziamanis (for Filippos Kritiotis)

Location: Sotiros church yard, Statos-Agios Fotios village. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 177 cm (+ 34 cm the basis) x 83 cm x 33 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion (Kostakis Savvidis), 1974 Coup (Filippos Kritiotis)

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

From available documents it appears evident that Kritiotis’ bust was commissioned in 1986. Savvidis bust unveiling took place in 1995-96.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/12, document May 12, 1994.

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Stelios Kiriakidis (Στέλιος Κυριακίδης) statue

Ανδριάντας Μαραθωνοδρόμου Στέλιου Κυριακίδη (3)n

Ανδριάντας Μαραθωνοδρόμου Στέλιου Κυριακίδη (14)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Statos-Agios Fotios square. Pafos district. 

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Stelios Kiriakidis was a sports champion. It appears from available documentation that the statue was commissioned in 2010.

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Periklis Perikleous (Περικλής Περικλέους) bust

Προτομή Περικλή Περικλέους (3)n Προτομή Περικλή Περικλέους (13)n

Προτομή Περικλή Περικλέους (8)n

Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou

Location: Agia Varvara church yard. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 130 cm x 41~ 44 cm x 28 ~ 34 cm

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Selected sources: 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/4, document December 2, 2002.

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Nikos Karapatakis (Νίκος Καραπατάκης) bust

Προτομή Νίκου Καραπατάκη (2)n Προτομή Νίκου Καραπατάκη (5)n

Προτομή Νίκου Καραπατάκη (4)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Polemi high school yard. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 144 cm x 56 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikos Karapatakis was an educator and a benefactor. His memorial was commissioned by the private committee for Karapatakis memorial and the unveiling took place in 1999.

Keywords:

Liberty monument – Memorial for the Polemi dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Τηλλυρίας 1964 (5)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Τηλλυρίας 1964 (8)n

Artist: Andreas Makariou

Location: Adjacent to Polemi high school. Pafos district.

Material: Kivides and Tochni stone

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Turkish Invasion.

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The unveiling took place on August 30th 1981.

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Evagoras Pallikadidis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης) bust

Προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (2)n Προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (4)n Προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (7)n Προτομή Ε. Παλληκαρίδη (9)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Aetofolia area, Peristerona Chrysochou community. Pafos district. 

Material:Stone

Dimensions: 162 cm x 96 cm x 96 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle). Pallikaridis was the last Cypriot EOKA fighter to be executed by the British authorities. He was hanged at Nicosia central prison on March 14th 1957.

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Memorial to the Pano Arodes EOKA 1955-59 dead

Μνημείο αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 55-59  (2)n Μνημείο αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 55-59  Copyn Μνημείο αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (2)n Μνημείο αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (4)n Μνημείο αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 55-59(3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis

Location: Agios Kalandionas church yard. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 151 cm x 53 cm x 53 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle). It is dedicated to Iakovos Christodoulidis (Ιάκωβος Χριστοδουλίδης), Charalambos Filippidis (Χαράλαμπος Φιλιππίδη), Georgios Papaveikou (Γεώργιος Παπαβερκίου) and Dimitris Georgiou Touttoulou (Δημήτρης Γεωργίου Τουττούλου).

The busts were delivered by the sculptor in 2007 and the unveiling of the monument took place in December 2009.

Selected sources:
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, Meeting Minutes May 13, 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.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.11, document May 12, 2009.

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Charalambos Mouskos (Χαράλαμπος Μούσκος) bust

Προτομή Χαράλαμπου Γεωργίου Μούσκου (1)n Προτομή Χαράλαμπου Γεωργίου Μούσκου (2)n Προτομή Χαράλαμπου Γεωργίου Μούσκου (3)n

Artist: Vasos Falireas 

Location: Panagia elementary school. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 152 cm x 39 cm x 30 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by Mouskou family and the unveiling took place in 1960. 

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Takis Sofokleous (Τάκης Σοφοκλέους) bust

 Προτομή Τάκη Σοφοκλέους (2)n

Προτομή Τάκη Σοφοκλέουςn

Artist: Marios Garyfalakis

Location: Panagia elementary school. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 139 cm x 44 cm x 31 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

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Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) statue

Ανδριάντας Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ' (1)n

Ανδριάντας Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ' (31)n Ανδριάντας Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ' (17)n

Artist: Vasos Falireas 

Location: Historical Cultural Center Archbishop Makarios III, Panagia village.

Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 3 meters

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

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue was commissioned by the Panagia Community and the unveiling took place on August 3rd 1982.

Selected sources:
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), December 24, 1980, p. 8.

Keywords

Memorial to the EOKA 1955-59 fighters from Neo Chorio

προτομές Βάσου Παναγή, Γεώργιου Στυλιανού,  Γεώργιου Αναστασίουn προτομές  Γεώργιου Αναστασίουn

προτομές Βάσου Παναγήn προτομές Γεώργιου Στυλιανούn

Artist: Nikos Michailidis 

Location: Agios Minas church yard. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 150 cm x 78 cm x 78 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Vasos Panayi (Βάσος Παναγή), Georgios Anastasiou (Γεώργιος Αναστασίου) and Georgios Stylianou (Γεώργιος Στυλιανού). It was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) and the unveiling took place on November 7th 2010. 

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/2, Meeting Minutes November 11, 2001.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, Meetings Minutes January 31, 2008; March 13, 2008; May 13, 2008. 
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, documents September 1, 2009; October 27, 2009; Meeting Minutes June 11, 2009.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.11, documents June 12, 2009; October 27, 2009.

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Memorial to the Nata dead and missing

 Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (3)n Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (4)n Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (6)n Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (7)n

Προτομές Αρέστη Σεργίου και Χριστάκη Χριστοφίδη  (5)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Nata community center. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 130 cm x 70 cm x 70 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to the dead Arestis Seryiou (Αρέστης Σεργίου) and Christakis Christofidis (Χριστάκης Χριστοφίδης), and to the listed as missing Roti Lefkios Kosta (Ροτή Λεύκιος Κώστα). It was commissioned by the Nata expatriates Association and the Nata Community. The cost was covered through private fundraising. The unveiling took place in 1992.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), February 29, 1992, p. 8.

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Michail Nikolaou (Μιχαήλ Νικολάου) bust

Προτομή Μιχαήλ Νικολάου (2)n Προτομή Μιχαήλ Νικολάου (4)n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas

Location: Mesogi square. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 152 cm x 64 cm x 36 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), Artemis Pouroulli, the Church Committee, the Community Committee and his co-fighters. The unveiling took place in 1999. 

Keywords:

Dimosthenis Georgiou (Δημοσθένης Γεωργίου) bust

Προτομή Δημοσθένη Γεωργίου (3)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides

Location:  Mesa Chorio square. Pafos district 

Dimensions: 176 cm (+ 45 cm the platform) x 60 cm

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the deceased’s family. The unveiling took place in 1988.

Keywords:

Pavlos Irakleous (Παύλος Ηρακλέους) and Kostas Karnavalos (Κώστας Καρνάβαλος) busts

 Προτομές Ηρακλέους και Καρνάβαλου (11)n Προτομές Ηρακλέους και Καρνάβαλου (10)n

Προτομές Ηρακλέους και Καρνάβαλου (4)n

Artist: Unknown

Location:  Mesa Chorio square. Pafos district.  

Dimensions: 137 cm x 58 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Mesa Chorio Community Committee and is located adjacent to the Community Committee building.  

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Memorial to the Marathounta dead and missing

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων - προτομή Γιαννάκη Σιαμμά (1)n Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων - προτομή Γιαννάκη Σιαμμά (3)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων - προτομή Γιαννάκη Σιαμμά (6)n Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων - προτομή Γιαννάκη Σιαμμά (7)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων - προτομή Γιαννάκη Σιαμμά (4)n

Artist: Phylactis Ierides 

Location: Agios Georgios church yard. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 174 cm x 66 cm x 65 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Marathounta Community. The bust is dedicated to Yiannis Siammas (Γιάννης Σιαμμάς) and the pedestal to the listed as missing Charalambos Fteroudi (Χαράλαμπος Φτερούδη). Under his name is noted a line of Giorgos Seferis (the 1963 literature Nobel winner Greek poet) “Cyprus Salamina” poem, written in 1953. On the third stele is noted a verse of Yiannis Ritsos “Farewell”(Apoheretismos) poem. The unveiling took place on August 14th 2011.

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Memorial to the Letymvou dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (2)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (6)n

                Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (5)n    Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (7)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (10)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Λετύμπου (11)n

 Artist: Andreas Makariou

Location: At the Letymvou village entrance. Pafos district. 

Material: Stone, granite, marble, copper

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

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Argyrou (Ανδρέας Αργυρού), Andreas Lardos (Ανδρέας Λάρδος), and Andreas Chrysostomou (Ανδρέας Χρυσοστόμου) who died during the inter-communal conflicts of 1963-64, and to Sotiris Maratheftis (Σωτήρης Μαραθεύτης) who died during the Turkish invasion.

The monument was commissioned by the Letymvou Sport Association “Sotirios” in 1989 and the unveiling took place on August 5th 1990. 

Keywords:

The Cypriot woman farmer

Μνημείο Κυπρίας Αγρότισσας (1)n Μνημείο Κυπρίας Αγρότισσας (5)n

Μνημείο Κυπρίας Αγρότισσας (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Place: Evagora Laniti Avenue, Kouklia. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 167 cm x 80 cm x 60 cm

Category: Cypriot Women

Photograph: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The monument was commissioned by the Kouklia Community Committee and the Cypriot Agricultural Organization. The unveiling took place on October 19th 2008.

Keywords:

Μemorial to the Kouklia dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Κουκλιών (1)n Μνημείο πεσόντων Κουκλιών (2)n

Artist:Unknown 

Location: Adjacent to Kouklia Police station. Pafos district.

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Kouklia Community and the unveiling took place during the 1980s. 

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Memorial to the National Guard Chief Officers – Helicopter crash

Μνημείο πεσόντων αξιωματικών ΕΦ Ιούλιος 2002 (34)n Μνημείο πεσόντων αξιωματικών ΕΦ Ιούλιος 2002 (41)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων αξιωματικών ΕΦ Ιούλιος 2002 (6)n Μνημείο πεσόντων αξιωματικών ΕΦ Ιούλιος 2002 (24)n

 Artist: Philippos Yiapanis

Location: Diarizos river, at the spot where the helicopter crashed. Pafos district. 

Category: National Guard

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The Bell 206 helicopter crashed on July 10th 2002 killing five military passengers. The memorial is dedicated to the Lieutenant General Evaghelos Florakis (Ευάγγελος Φλωράκης) Chief of National Guard; to Stylianos Demenayas (Στυλιανός Δεμέναγας) ΔΑ/ΓΕΕΦ Commander; to Squadron Leader Paris Athanasiadis (Πάρις Αθανασιάδης); to Lieutenant Nikolas Georgiou (Νικόλας Γεωργίου); and to the First Lieutenant Michalis Siakallis (Μιχάλης Σιακαλλής).

The memorial was commissioned by the private committee for the Kouklia officers’ commemoration, the Kouklia Community, the Pan-Hellenic Special Forces Federation and the Commandos Cypriot Association. The unveiling took place on July 6th 2003.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 29, 2002, p. 10.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, document January 7, 2003.

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Memorial to the Freedom Fighters

Μνημείο Ηρώων(2)n Μνημείο Ηρώων(6)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis 

Location: Panayia Chriseleousa yard, Koili village. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 2 meters x 65 ~ 80 cm x 65 ~ 80 cm

Category: War Volunteers, EOKA 1955-59 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to the Koili EOKA dead fighters, and to those who were killed during the Greek Independence War of 1821, the Balkan Wars, the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922 and the Second World War. It was commissioned by the Koili expatriates association. The unveiling took place on July 8th 2001. 

Although the bust has no title and therefore its meaning is open to interpretations, the helmet indicates goddess Athena. This head is an exact copy of Athens’ head at the memorial to the EOKA 1955-59 dead at Agios Pavlos church in Nicosia, known also as “Liberty Monument”. Both are made by the same artist. Strong necks support the goddesses’ heads and their facial traits appear more masculine than feminine, despite their long hair. The placement of the laurel wreath on the helmet in both cases is not a familiar aesthetic formulation or symbolism for Athena, but eloquently reflects the intentions of the sculpture’s commissioners.

Selected sources: 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 9, 2001, p. 3.

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Memorial to Christos Kkelis (Χρίστος Κκέλης) and Georgios Michail (Γιώργος Μιχαήλ)

Μνημείο Κκέλη και Μιχαήλ, ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (5)n

Μνημείο Κκέλη και Μιχαήλ, ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (9)n Μνημείο Κκέλη και Μιχαήλ, ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (1)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Kissonerga community playground. Pafos district.

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Zina Kanther commissioned the memorial and the unveiling took place in 1962.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/20, Meeting Minutes  March 16, 2000.

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Charalambos Kalaitzis (Χαράλαμπος Καλαϊτζής) & Georgios Kleanthous (Γεώργιος Κλεάνθους) busts

Προτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (4)n Προτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (9)nΠροτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (5)n Προτομές Γεώργιου Κλεάνθους και Χαράλαμπου Καλαϊτζή (7)n

Artists: Leonidas Spanos (for Charalambos Kalaitzis bust), Kypros Perdios (for Georgios Kleanthous bust)

Location: Panayia Evaghelistria church yard, Kathikas village. Pafos district.

Material: Granite, stone and marble

Dimensions: 145 cm x 39 cm x 39 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou 

Kalaitzis bust was commissioned by the Kathikas Community and the unveiling took place in 1990. Kalaitzis died during the EOKA 1955-59 struggle.

Kleanthous’ bust was commissioned by Kleanthous’ family and the unveiling took place in 1990. Kleanthous died during the Turkish invasion in 1974.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 29, 1990, p. 3. 

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Georgios S. X’’Yiannis (Γεώργιος Σ. Χ’’Γιάννης) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Χ''Γιάννη (2)n

Προτομή Γεώργιου Χ''Γιάννη (4)n

 Artist: Unknown 

Location: Agios Georgios church yard, Goudi village. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 125 cm x 37 cm x 32 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the private committee for Georgios Chatziyiannis’ commemoration, and the Goudi community. The unveiling took place on August 6th 1995. It is noted that X’’ is an abbreviation of Chatzi- in family names.

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Memorial to the Giolou dead

Προτομές Σάββα Αντωνιάδη και Τάκη Παναγιώτου (1)n Προτομές Σάββα Αντωνιάδη και Τάκη Παναγιώτου (3)n Προτομές Σάββα Αντωνιάδη και Τάκη Παναγιώτου (6)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Elementary school of Giolou. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 142 cm x 54 cm x 45~55 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Giolou community and is dedicated to Savvas Antoniadis (Σάββας Αντωνιάδης) and Takis Panayiotou (Τάκης Παναγιώτου). The unveiling of the memorial took place on January 21st 2007.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/13.

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Konstantinos Fitidis (Κωνσταντίνος Φοιτίδης) bust

Προτομή Κ. Φοιτίδη (2)n Προτομή Κ. Φοιτίδη (5)n

Artist: Alexandros Santis 

Location: Fyti square. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 138 cm x 66 cm x 66.cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Konstantinos Fitidis was a benefactor. His memorial was commissioned by Kykkos monastery in 2000.

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Memorial to the dead and missing of Empa & Georgios Christoforou bust

Μνημείο Ηρώων - Έμπα (2)n Μνημείο Ηρώων - Έμπα (11)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Χριστοφόρουn Προτομή Γεώργιου Χριστοφόρου (3)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos 

Location: Apostle Andreas church yard, Empa village. Pafos district.

Material:  (of the bust) Copper 

Dimensions : (of the bust)144 cm x 39 cm x 34 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion, War Volunteers (Second World War).

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Empa Community and the unveiling took place on May 25th 2008. The bust was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), and an ad hoc private committee for the Christoforou memorial and the unveiling took place on November 11th 2008.

Selected sources:
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, Meeting Minutes April 10, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, document November 14, 2008; Meeting Minutes October 9, 2008.

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Argyros Drousiotis (Αργυρός Δρουσιώτης) bust

Προτομή Αργυρού Δρουσιώτη (5)n Προτομή Αργυρού Δρουσιώτηn

Προτομή Αργυρού Δρουσιώτη (3)n

ArtistNikolaos Kotziamanis  

LocationDrouseia open ‘theater’. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 146 cm x 57 cm x 57 cm

Category: War Volunteers, Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Argyros Drousiotis was an educator and served as volunteer during the Balkan Wars. The memorial was commissioned by expatriates from Drouseia and the unveiling took place in 1986.

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Kyriakos (Κυριάκος) and Sotiris (Σωτήρης) Papalazarou (Παπαλαζάρου) busts

Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (4)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (7)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (8)nΠροτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (5)n Προτομές Σωτήρη και Κυριάκου Παπαλαζάρου (19)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Cholertia Agios Panteleimonas church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 161 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm

Category: Turkish Invasion, Political assassinations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Kyriakos Papalazarou was murdered in July 1973 by EOKA B’ supporters, and Sotiris Papalazarou was killed during the Turkish invasion in July 1974. Τhe memorial was commissioned by the United Democratic Youth Organization (EDON / ΕΔΟΝ, Ενιαία Δημοκρατική Οργάνωση Νεολαίας) and the unveiling took place on July 23th 1995.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 19, 1995, p. 4.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, document October 4, 1995.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes February 12 & 19, 1998.

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Leonidas Papakostas (Λεωνίδας Παπακώστας) bust

 

Προτομή Παπακώστα Λεωνίδα (24)n Προτομή Παπακώστα Λεωνίδα (15)n

 Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Chlorakas Agios Georgios church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 167 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The unveiling of the memorial took place on June 5th 2011. On a nearby commemorative plaque is quoted a note of General Georgios Grivas, dated August1971: “I remember him the night of my disembarking at Chlorakas coast. During my short stay there he was overwhelmed with joy with my call to arms”.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/11, Meeting Minutes June 28, 1993.

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Georgios Azinas (Γεώργιος Αζίνας) bust

Προτομή Γεώργιου Αζίνα (7)n Προτομή Γεώργιου Αζίναn

Artist: Petros Moraitis 

Location: Chlorakas Panagia Chryseleousis church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 166 cm x 45 cm x 34 cm

Category: War Volunteers

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Petros Moraitis was a Major in the Greek army during the Greek civil war of 1946-1949. The bust was commissioned by Makarios III and supported financially mainly by the Greek Embassy and private fundraising. The unveiling took place on April 7th 1963.

Selected sources:
Μάχη (Mahi), July 20, 1961, p. 2.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), February 15, 1963, p. 6.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), November 21, 1963, p. 1.

Keywords:

Monument to Memory and Honor

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Ανδριάντας Γρίβα (8)n Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59, Ανδριάντας Γρίβα (17)n

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Artists for the Monument for Memory and Honor: 

Sculptor: Nikos Kouroussis, Architect: Margarita Danou

Artist for Georgios Grivas (Γεώργιος Γρίβας) statue: 

Theodoulos Theodoulou

Artist for the reliefs: Evangelos Moustakas

Artist for the paintings: Andreas Makariou

Location: Chlorakas coast, Agios Georgios/Alyki location. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 14 meters, + 1.5 meter the stainless steel rays of the Monument

2.5 meters the Grivas statue

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Modern sculpture

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen & Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initial planning and the meetings for the construction of an extensive memorial area started in 1993 among SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggles), Chlorakas community and the EOKA 1955-59 Fighters’ Union. The memorial area commemorates two historical events. The first is the arrival of Georgios Grivas (known as Grivas Digenis) at Chlorakas on November 11, 1954 with a view to organize and lead EOKA (National Organization of Cypriot Fighters) guerilla struggle. The second is the capture of “Agios Georgios” boat by the British soldiers on January 25, 1955. The arrangement of the place would include the already existing small museum where “Agios Georgios” boat was kept. The artistic proposals were submitted to the special committee SIMAE created for this specific reason.

Kouroussis’ Monument to Memory and Honor was placed at the exact place where George Grivas disembarked marking the start of EOKA struggle. According to the artist’s initial description, the two pillars, made of cement and coated with bronze, originate from the shape and symbolic function of a belfry – as a call to arms – while the stainless steel rays on the top would depict a ship. His proposal was promoted in November 1996 as the most appropriate of all submissions for consideration. Nevertheless during the process of the construction the ship depiction was abandoned by Kouroussis and the abstract arrangement of rays took its place. The unveiling of the Monument took place on November 26th 2000.

Georgios Grivas statue was commissioned by SIMAE; the General Georgios Grivas Digenis Foundation; and the EOKA 1955-59 Fighters Union. It is an exact copy of Georgios Grivas’ statue at Limassol, made by the same artist, Theodoulos Theodoulou. The unveiling took place on November 26th 2000.

The statue was initially placed in front of the Monument to Memory and Honor. After intense protests by the artist Nikos Kouroussis and the architect Margarita Danou, it was moved and placed close to the nearby commemorative wall.

The reliefs on the commemorative wall that connect the monument with the museum are sculpted on white marble by the Greek sculptor Evangelos Moustakas. They narrate the arrival of Grivas, the weapons’ transportation and the capture of “Agios Georgios” boat. They were commissioned by SIMAE and the EOKA 1955-59 Fighters Union.

After its capture, “Agios Georgios” boat was sold by the British in 1960 in an auction. The Mayor of Pafos, following Makarios’ III instructions, bought the boat and placed it in a covered area, constructed for that purpose. This initial construction was renovated and expanded in 1994 and, again, in 2000. Today it is named ”Agios Georgios Boat Museum”. In addition to the boat, inside the museum remnants of the guerrilla guns and ammunition are displayed, while black and white photographs of EOKA fighters decorate part of the walls around the boat. The paintings on the walls follow a distinct aesthetic of socialist realism and capture such symbols as the Greek flag and the cross; figures of the crew; “Agios Georgios” boat; “Sirin” ship (with which Georgios Grivas arrived in Cyprus in November 1954); and stylized scenes of the debarkation.

Approximately 200 meters from Alyki location where Georgios Grivas disembarked in 1954, Zina Kanther built a small chapel dedicated to Saint George. The Diocese of Pafos commissioned the frescoes made by George and Alexander Konstantinidis.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 26, 1993, p. 17.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 14, 1996, p. 16.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 5, 1996, p. 11.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 10, 1998, p. 2.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 27, 2000, p. 10.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/13, Meeting Minutes November 8, 1995.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/14, Meeting Minutes May 3, 1996.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/16, Meeting Minutes February 25, 1998.
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/18, document December 11,1998.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/5, document February 27, 2003.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2008.9, documents January 11, 2008; June 6, 2008; Meeting Minutes May 13, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, document April 16, 2009; Meeting Minutes April 26, 2002; April 9, 2009; May 7, 2009.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.11, documents May 12, 2009; June 12, 2009; October 27, 2009.

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Christodoulos G. Polydorou (Χριστόδουλος Γ. Πολυδώρου) statue

Ανδριάντας Χριστόδουλου Γ. Πολυδώρου (1)n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas 

Location: Chlorakas Panagia Chryseleousis church yard. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 2 meters (+ 50 cm the pedestal)

CategoryTurkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue was commissioned in 1994 by the private committee for Christodoulos G. Polydorou memorial.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/11, Meeting Minutes June 28, 1993.

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Memorial to the Armou dead

Μνημείο πεσόντων Άρμου (2)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων Άρμου (3)n

Artist: Marios Garyfalakis 

Location: At the yard of the Armou village church. Pafos district

CategoryInter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Charalambidis (Ανδρέας Χαραλαμπίδης) and Andreas Chatzitheori (Ανδρέας Χατζηθεωρή). It was commissioned by a private committee. The unveiling seems to have taken place in 1970. Ιt is noted that on the memorial the name of the second deceased is written as X’’Theori, where X’’ is an abbreviation of Chatzi-. 

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Dimitrakis Papamiltiadis (Δημητράκης Παπαμιλτιάδης) bust

Προτομή Μιχαλάκη Παπαμιλτιάδη (1)n Προτομή Μιχαλάκη Παπαμιλτιάδη (8)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Apostles Peter and Paul church yard, Argaka village. Pafos district.

Dimensions: 146 cm x 53 cm

Material: Marble and brass 

CategoryInter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

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Andreas Georgiou (Ανδρέας Γεωργίου) statue

Ανδρέας Γεωργίου (4)n Ανδρέας Γεωργίου (8)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Agia Marina church yard, Anarita. Pafos district.

Material: Copper

Dimensions: 2.10 meters high (+ 60 cm the pedestal) 

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The statue is placed in the same spot where a cenotaph along with a commemorative stele for the hero preexisted. Because of lack of space in the church yard, the older commemorative parts were moved and repositioned at the village cemetery. The statue was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), by the family, the local church and the Anarita community. The unveiling took place on October 26, 2008.

Selected sources: 

~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments Committee), 14.3.01/9, Meeting Minutes March 17, 2003.
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments Committee), 14.3.01/14, document August 2, 2008.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.94.7 vol. 7, documents: December 15, 2004; July 5, 2006; July 31, 2006; September 15, 2006; Meetings Minutes March 17, 2005; March 30, 2004; 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 2008; Meetings Minutes April 10, 2008; September 14, 2006.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) 17.2009.10, document October 9, 2008.

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Memorial to the Amargeti dead and missing

Αφιέρωμα στον Αρέστη Παναγιώτου (αγνοούμενος)n Αφιέρωμα στον Γιαννάκη Γεωργίου (αγνοούμενος)n

Προτομή Αθανάση Γεωργίου (1)n Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοούμενων (γενική όψη) (2)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Zoodochou Piyi church yard. Pafos district.

Material: Stone and brass

Category1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Athanasios Georgiou (Αθανάσιος Γεωργίου) who died in July 1974 during the coup against Makarios III, and to the missing Yiannakis Georgiou (Γιαννάκη Γεωργίου) and Arestis Panayiotou (Αρέστη Παναγιώτου). Usually it is only the dead who are commemorated with a bust or a statue, while for the listed as missing it is only their name carved in stone, or a black and white photograph inserted on a pedestal or a commemorative wall. 

Personal notes are usual in these cases. Here, on Arestis Panayiotou’ pedestal is noted “We are waiting for you…”. 

A more eloquent note is carved on Yiannakis Georgiou’ plaque: “Years pass by, but your memory is always vivid. We keep you in our hearts waiting for your coming back. It will be a celebration day, that day. Our wish, Yiannakis, is that this plaque will be soon removed by your own hands”.

Athanasios Georgiou’s bust was commissioned by his family. The unveiling of the monument took place on July 2nd 2006.

Keywords:

Memorial to the dead and missing

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων (3)n

Μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων (6)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Amargeti village square. Pafos district.

Material: Marble and brass 

CategoryEOKA 1955-59, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Sokratis Chatzievaghelou (Σωκράτης Χ’’Ευαγγέλου) who died during the 1955-59 struggles of EOKA; to Athanasios Christoforou (Αθανάσιος Χριστοφόρου) who died during the 1974 coup; and to Arestis Panayiotou (Αρέστης Παναγιώτου) and Yiannakis Georgiou (Γιαννάκης Γεωργίου) who are listed as missing. The unveiling of the monument seems to have taken place in 1994. It is noted that in family names the X’’ is an abbreviation of Chatzi-.

Selected sources: 
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/14, document May 21, 2009. 

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Kimon the Athenian bust

Προτομή Κίμωνα Αθηναίου (1)n Προτομή Κίμωνα Αθηναίου (5)n Προτομή Κίμωνα Αθηναίου (7)n

Artist: Constantinou Andreas Moditis 

Location: Polis Chrysochou Cultural Center 

Material: Stone

CategoryAncient Greek and Byzantine legacy 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned by the Polis Chrysochou Municipality and the unveiling took place on September 20th 2011. 

Keywords:

Archbishop Makarios III (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος Γ’) bust

Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος (4)n Αρχιεπίσκοπος Μακάριος (5)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides

Location: Polis Chrysochou high school. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 183 cm x 43 cm

CategoryCypriot Church, Public Figures, EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned in 1978 by the teachers’ association and the committee of high school student councils. It was exhibited at a Pan Cypriot Art Exhibition which took place in January 1979 and was dedicated to Makarios III. 

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Memorial to the Polis Chrysochou dead

Αντώνης Φοίβου Ρωσσίδης (1)n Αντώνης Φοίβου Ρωσσίδης (4)n Γεώργιος Στυλιανού (1)n Γεώργιος Στυλιανού (2)n Στυλιανού και Ρωσσίδης (1)n Στυλιανού και Ρωσσίδης (2)nΓεώργιος Στυλιανού (5)n

Artists: Unknown (for Stylianou), Christos Symeonidis Chrisimos (for Rossidi)

Location: Apostle Andreas church yard at Polis Chrysochou. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 155 cm x 36 cm (Stylianou’ bust), 136 cm x 40 cm (Rossidi’ bust)

Category: EOKA 1955-59, National Guard 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Georgios Stylianou (Γεώργιος Στυλιανού) and to Antonis Fivou Rossidi (Αντώνης Φοίβου Ρωσσίδη). Stylianou’ bust was commissioned in 1960 by the Greek Cypriots from Polis Chrysochou living in Darwin, Australia. According to sources the sculptor was from Athens, Greece.

Antonis Fivou Rossidi was member of the National Guard. His bust was commissioned in 2003. No further information on Rossidi’s commissioners is available.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 27, 1960, p. 6.

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Liberty sculpture

Γλυπτό Ελευθερίας (2)n Γλυπτό Ελευθερίας (4)n

Artist: Nikos Michailidis

Location: Polis Chrysochou high school. Pafos district. 

Material: Stone

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikos Michailidis was a teacher at Polis Chrysochou’ high school and his monument is dedicated to the students who died during the EOKA 1955-59 struggles.

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Christodoulos Galatopoulos (Χριστόδουλος Γαλατόπουλος) bust

Χριστόδουλος Γαλατόπουλος (4)n

Χριστόδουλος Γαλατόπουλος (5)n

Artist: Nikos Sofialakis

Location: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, opposite the high school,

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 123 cm x 50 cm x 35 cm

Category: Public Figures, Union (enosis)

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Christodoulos Galatopoulos was a politician, Mayor of Pafos Municipality and a fervent advocate of the enosis (union) with Greece ideology. His bust was commissioned in 1963 by an ad hoc private committee for Christodoulos Galatopoulos bust. The unveiling took place on May 28th 1967.

Selected sources:
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), February 23, 1963, p. 5.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 13, 1963, p. 8.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), March 15, 1963, p. 5.
~ Μάχη (Mahi), May 25, 1967, p. 8.

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Stelios L. Siepis (Στέλιος Λ. Σιέπης) bust

Στέλιος Σιέπης (4)n Στέλιος Σιέπης (11)n

Artist: Andreas Savvides

Location: Park near Agia Marina church, Kato Pafos. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 154 cm x 50 cm 

Category: 1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was commissioned in 1987.

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Kostis Palamas (Κωστής Παλαμάς) bust

Κωστής Παλαμάς (18)nOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Artist: Michalis Tombros 

Location: Kostis Palamas square, Pafos Municipality square. Pafos district

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 168 cm x 49 cm x 29 cm

Category: Public Figures, Public sculpture before 1960

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen & Evangelia Matthopoulou

Kostis Palamas (1859-1943) is ranked among the most prominent Greek poets of the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The memorial was commissioned by the Pafos Municipality, during Christodoulos Galatopoulos office. He introduced the first “Kostis Palamas Week” on 20-27 February 1949. The unveiling took place on May 20th 1951.  

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Ihsan Ali (Ιχσάν Αλή) bust

Ιχσάν Αλί (1)N Ιχσάν Αλί (4)n

Artist: Kyriakos Kallis

Location: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, behind the Second World War Volunteers’ Memorial, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 147 cm x 47 cm

Category: Turkish Cypriots, Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ihsan Ali was a Turkish Cypriot doctor and benefactor who defended Cyprus’ right for freedom, democracy and egalitarianism. His bust was commissioned by Ihsan Ali Foundation in 2003. The unveiling took place on November 8th 2003.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 4.98, documents December 7, 2000; June 21, 2001; June 26, 2003; November 11, 2003; Meeting Minutes March 4, 2003.

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Iakovos A. Iakovidis (Ιάκωβος Α. Ιακωβίδης) bust

Ιάκωβος Ιακωβίδης (2)n

Ιάκωβος Ιακωβίδης (4)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos 

Location: Pafos’ Municipality Park. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 155 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Iakovos Iakovidis was a politician. The memorial was commissioned by the Pafos Municipality in the 1990s. 

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Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης) bust

Ε. Παλληκαρίδης  (4)n

Ε. Παλληκαρίδης  (14)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis 

Location: Evagoras Pallikaridis Association Building, Evagoras Pallikaridis Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Dimensions: 189 cm x 64 cm x 47 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust is an exact copy of Pallikaridis’ head, made by Kotziamanis for Pallikaridis statue at Pafos. It was funded by Loukas Pouroullis, a Cypriot expatriate living in Africa, major contributor of “Evagoras Pallikaridis” association. The unveiling took place on July 26th 2006. 

Another identical bust is situated in the military camp at Pafos (Anarita Recruitment Center), by the same artist. 

Selected sources
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, documents September 8, 1999; September 14, 1999.

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Dr. Dimitrios Mavrogenis bust

Προτομή Δρ Μαυρογένη και μελών Υγειονομικών πεσόντες 1964 (1)n Προτομή Δρ Μαυρογένη και μελών Υγειονομικών πεσόντες 1964 (4)n Προτομή Δρ Μαυρογένη και μελών Υγειονομικών πεσόντες 1964 (5)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Entrance of Pafos General Hospital. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 120 cm x 44 cm x 29 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The bust was placed at its current site in 1990. On the pedestal are written the names of four more members of the healthcare system who died at Pahyamos, Tylliria area, in August 1964. 

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Dionysios Solomos (Διονύσιος Σολωμός) bust

 

Διονύσιος Σολωμός (14)n Διονύσιος Σολωμός (17)n

Artist: Vasos Falireas 

Location: Dionysios Solomos square, Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue,

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Pentelic marble

Dimensions: 173 cm (+15 cm the basis ) x 51 cm x 37 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Solomos (1798-1857) is regarded as the national Greek poet. His poems are constantly referring to the aspired freedom of the enslaved Greek nation and to the Greek War of Independence (1821). One of his poems, the “Hymn to Liberty” written in 1823 became the Greek national anthem in 1865. Solomos is considered as the Cypriot national poet, too, as, officially since 1966 Cyprus shares the same national anthem with Greece.

The bust was commissioned in 1972 by the Pafos’ Naturalist Group. The unveiling took place on June 2nd 1974. 

Selected sources
Χαραυγή (Haravgi), February 16, 1973, p. 2.  

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Andreas Geroudis (Ανδρέας Γερούδης) bust

                            Προτομή Ανδρέα Γερούδη (1)n Προτομή Ανδρέα Γερούδη (2)n

Artist: Christos Symeonidis-Chrisimos

Location 3rd Pafos Elementary School, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Dimensions140 cm (+50 cm the step) x 44 cm x 34 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

A private committee for the construction of  Andreas Geroudis’ bust commissioned the bust in 2003 through a competition. 

Selected sources
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/5, Meeting Minutes July 29, 2003.

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Loizos Filippou (Λοΐζος Φιλίππου) bust

Λοΐζου και Πασχαλίδης (2)n Φίλιππος Λοΐζου (4)nΦίλιππος Λοΐζου (3)n

Artist: Michalis Tombros

Location: Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue,

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 144 cm x 42 cm x 34 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Filippou was a renowned educator. The construction of the bust was an initiative of a private committee for Filippou bust; the Pafos Bishopric; the Pafos’ Municipality; and Nikolaidio high school board. The unveiling took place on December 14th 1975. 

Selected sources
Χαραυγή (Haravgi), October 23, 1965, p. 5.
~ Ελευθερία (Eleftheria), September 30, 1970, p. 5.

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Pavlos Pavlidis (Παύλος Παυλίδης) bust

Λοΐζου και Πασχαλίδης (2)n Παύλος Παυλίδης (3)n

Παύλος Παυλίδης (1)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 158 cm x 56 cm x 46 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Pavlidis was a renowned educator. The construction of the bust was an initiative of the committee for the celebrations of 100 years of the Pafos Greek high school; Makarios III Pafos lyceum; and Pafos high school 1964 graduates. According to the call for the competition in 2006, only Cypriot artists were eligible to submit their proposals. The unveiling took place on March 4th 2007.

Selected sources:
~ Αρχείο Συμβουλευτικής Επιτροπής Μνημείων Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (Advisory Monuments’ Committee), 14.3.01/11, documents November 5, 2004; January 31, 2006; December 11, 2006.

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Pashalis Pashalidis (Πασχάλης Πασχαλίδης) bust

Λοΐζου και Πασχαλίδης (2)n

Πασχάλης Πασχαλίδης (2)n

Artist: Marios Garyfalakis 

Location: Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue,

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 167 cm x 48 cm x 35 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Pashalidis was an educator. The memorial was commissioned by an ad hoc private committee for Pashalis Pashalidis bust; the Pafos Municipality; Nikolaidio high school board; and Pafos’ Greek unions. The unveiling took place on April 27th 1969. 

Selected sources
Μάχη (Mahi), May 18, 1965, p. 7.
~ Τελευταία Ώρα (Teleftea Ora), April 28, 1969, p. 6. 

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Nikolaos Nikolaidis (Νικόλαος Νικολαΐδης) bust

Λοΐζου και Πασχαλίδης (2)n Νικόλαος Νικολαΐδης (4)n

Νικόλαος Νικολαΐδης (1)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Pentelic marble

Dimensions: 161 cm x 46 cm x 33 cm

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikolaidis was a politician and a renowned benefactor.

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Tilemahos Kallonas (Τηλέμαχος Καλλονάς) bust

 Τηλέμαχος Καλλονάς (9)n Τηλέμαχος Καλλονάςn

Artist: Georgios Alexandropoulos

Location: Propylaea of Iakovio high school, Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue,

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 161 cm x 55 cm x 45 cm

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

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 1940 by the ad hoc private committee for T. Kallonas bust with initiative of Loizos Filippou, and Lavrentios, the abbot of Agios Neofytos monastery. Kallonas was a renowned Cypriot educator. The unveiling took place in May 9th 1946. The Prolylaea were made by the sculptor Nikolaos Tsadiotis probably around 1931. 

Selected sources
Πάφος (Pafos), December 8, 1938, p. 3.
~ Πάφος (Pafos), March 14, 1940, p. 2.

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Memorial Park to the dead and missing Commandos

Πεσόντες και αγνοούμενοι καταδρομείς (1)n Πεσόντες και αγνοούμενοι καταδρομείς (8)n

ArtistNikolaos Kotziamanis

LocationEvropis Avenue, on the confines between Pafos and Geroskipou Municipalities. Pafos district.

CategoryTurkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was an initiative of the Reservist Commandos association and was commissioned by the Cypriot Archdiocese, the diocese of Pafos, the Municipalities of Pafos, Geroskipou and Pegea, and the Pafos’ district Reservist Commandos association. It is dedicated to the Cypriot and Greek dead and missing Commandos. The unveiling took place on April 13th 1997.

Selected sources
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), April 11, 1997, p. 17.

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Memorial to Pafos dead during the Second World War

Πεσόντες Εθελοντές Πάφου Β ΠΠ (6)n

Artist: Aghela Sofokli 

Location: Georgios Griva Digeni Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Stone

Category: War Volunteers, Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

In March 1994 the Cyprus Veterans’ association World War II submitted a request to Pafos Municipality with regard to the construction of a memorial dedicated to all those who died during World War II.

In October 1994 the Veterans’ association established and announced the 11th of November as the day for commemoration of the dead of both World Wars. The request for the memorial was granted a year later by the Municipality authorities and the unveiling took place on June 15th 1997.

Selected sources
Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 2, 1996, p. 20. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, documents March 4, 1994; April 17, 1995.

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Memorial to the 1964 dead from Pafos

Πεσόντες 1964 (6)n Πεσόντες 1964 (9)n Πεσόντες 1964 (13)n Πεσόντες 1964 (17)n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas

Location: Agios Peter and Paul church yard, Ellados Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Dimensions157 cm x 67 cm x 43~61 cm

Category: Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was dedicated to Kostas Karnavalos (Κώστας Καρνάβαλος), Andreas Tselepos (Ανδρέας Τσέλεπος) and Vladimiros Irakleous (Βλαδίμηρος Ηρακλέους). An inscription on the nearby plaque mentions: “You found and you drank the immortals’ wine. Thus death brought you life and you will always remain immortals” (Των αθανάτων το κρασί τόβρετε σεις και πίνετε. Ζωή για σας κι ο θάνατος κι αθάνατοι θα μείνετε). It was commissioned by their co-fighters in 1997.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/17, Meeting Minutes May 7, 1998.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, document August 28, 1996; September 19, 1997.

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Memorial to the students who died during EOKA 1955-59

Πεσόντες ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (2)n Πεσόντες ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (6)nOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Artist: Loukia Georganti 

Location: Adjacent to Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Marble

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen & Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Pafos high school students, Charalampos Mouskos (Χαράλαμπος Μούσκος), Georgios Papaverkiou (Γεώργιος Παπαβερκίου) and Evagoras Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης). It was commissioned by Pafos high school after the initiative of the headmaster, Pavlos Pavlidis. The unveiling took place on May 13th 1962.

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Memorial to Archbishop Makarios III and to the dead fighters from Pafos

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Μνημείο Μακάριος και Αντίσταση (1)n Μνημείο Μακάριος και Αντίσταση (4)n Μνημείο Μακάριος και Αντίσταση (17)n

Artist: Apostolos Fanakidis

Place: Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue, entrance of Pafos city. Pafos district.

Material: Stone

Dimensions: 5 x 5 meters (the head of Makarios)

Category: Cypriot Church, Public Figures, EOKA 1955-59, Inter-communal conflicts 1963-64, Inter-communal conflicts 1967, 1974 Coup, Turkish Invasion

Photograph: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned in 1992 by a private committee for the Makarios III-Resistance Memorial. Around Makarios’ over-sized head a series of plaques bear the names of all the dead fighters from Pafos since 1955. The unveiling took place on June 16th 1996. 

Selected sources
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), December 8, 1991, p. 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 20, 1994, p. 31.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), June 17, 1996, p. 3. 
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive), 12.96, documents December 11, 1992; June 8, 1993; June 2, 1994; November 30, 1995; November 6, 1996; November 29, 2006; February 1999; Meeting Minutes December 10, 1992.

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Memorial to the EOKA 1955-59 fighters

Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (8)n Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (9)n Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (10)n Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (15)n Μνημείο ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (24)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: EOKA Park, Ellados Avenue, Pafos Municipality, Pafos district. 

Material: Bronze

CategoryEOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by SIMAE (Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA `955-59 struggle), Pafos Municipality and “Evagoras Pallikaridis” Cultural association. It is dedicated to the seventeen EOKA dead fighters from Pafos district. The memorial is situated at “Dasoudi” Municipality Park, a location on the way to Tsada village, coming from Pafos, which was renamed as “EOKA 1955-59 Heroes Park” in 2009. The unveiling took place on June 14th 2009. 

Selected sources
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, documents April 16, 2009; June 14, 2009; Meeting Minutes April 9, 2009; May 7, 2009.

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Memorial to the Resistance

Μνημείο Αντίστασης (1)n Μνημείο Αντίστασης (3)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Kanigos St, Pafos. Pafos district. 

Material: Metal

Category1974 Coup

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Andreas Makariou (Ανδρέα Μακαρίου) and Dimitris Zinieri (Δημήτρη Ζηνιέρη). It was commissioned by the Pafos Fighters’ Union and the Pan Cypriot National-Popular Liberation Front (PEAM/ΠΕΑΜ). The unveiling took place on July 15th 2010. 

Selected sources
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, document July 19, 2010.

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Monument to the Mother with many children

            Πολύτεκνη Μάνα (10)n Πολύτεκνη Μάνα (14)n

Artist: Andreas Nikodimou

Location: Crossroads of Eleftherios Venizelou and Nikolaos Nikolaidis streets.

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district. 

Material: Stone

CategoryCypriot Women

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The monument was commissioned by the Pafos Organization for large families and the unveiling took place on October 12th 2001. In 2002 the place where the monument was situated was renamed into “Square of the Mother of many children”.

Selected sources
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, documents July 18, 2001; January 3, 2002; June 14, 2002; Meeting Minutes May 30, 2001.

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Sleeping Eros

Κοιμώμενος Έρωτας (4)n Κοιμώμενος Έρωταςn

Artist: Nikolaos Tsadiotis

Place: Roundabout across Kostis Palamas square, Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Category: Ancient Greek & Byzantine legacy 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Nikolaos Tsadiotis was a builder and chiseler from Tsada village (Pafos district). “Sleeping Eros” is a copy of a small sculpture of Eros found at the “House of Theseus” at Pafos archeological site, dated in the 1st c. B.C. and currently exhibited at Pafos archeological museum. Tsadiotis’ copy was commissioned by Pafos Municipality during Christodoulos Galatopoulos office in the context of Pafos embellishment and the promotion of the city’s Hellenicness.

Selected sources:
~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, documents September 8, 1999; September 14, 1999.

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Past presence

Γλυπτό Past Presence (2)n Γλυπτό Past Presence (3)n

Artist: Helene Black

Location: Pafos International Airport

Material: Steel, metallic auto paint, granite, fluorescent lights 

Category: Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The work was commissioned in 2008 by the Hermes Airports and is installed at the entrance to Pafos airport. 

The metallic, two dimension cruciform female figures are originated from the picrolite figurines dated in the Chalcolithic period of the island (approximately 3.500-2.400 B.C). Following the shapes of their original prototype, Helene Black’s figurines are geometric, built on clear vertical and horizontal lines, indicating their particular features with cuts in their metallic surface. The picrolite Chalcolithic figurines symbolized fertility and a considerable number of them were found in the area of Palaipafos, nearby the airport, where one of the most celebrated Afrodite’s sanctuaries was located. Hence, it is believed that over time they developed into the cult of Aphrodite, goddess of fertility, too. 

Selected sources:
~ Toumazis, Yiannis. 2009. Sense of Place. Nicosia.

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Evagoras M. Pallikaridis (Ευαγόρας Μ. Παλληκαρίδης) statue

Ε. Παλληκαρίδης (2)n Ε. Παλληκαρίδης (11)nΕ. Παλληκαρίδης (6)n

Artist: Nikolaos Kotziamanis

Location: Opposite Nikolaidio high school, Georgios Grivas Digenis Avenue,

Pafos Municipality. Pafos district.

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 3 meters

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Pallikaridis was the last Cypriot EOKA fighter to be executed by the British authorities. He was hanged at Nicosia central prison on March 14th 1957.

“Evagoras Pallikaridis” sports club took the initiative for the memorial in 1986 and it was funded by Loukas Pouroullis, a Cypriot expatriate in Africa. Its’ placement opposite  Nikolaidio high school (where Pallikaridis had been a student) raised objections among the Municipality’s authorities because of the incongruity with the already existing buildings.

An alternative location was proposed at “Dasoudi” area on the way to Tsada village, where Pallikaridis was detained. “Evagoras Pallikaridis” sports club members and his family, who supported the school area proposal, argued that a location at the center of the city was appropriate for his significance and the spot, being in visual contact with the school, would constantly remind and teach students of patriotic values. The unveiling took place on March 11th 1990 at the initially suggested (by his co-fighters) location opposite Nikolaidio high school.

Pallikaridis’ slightly modified words are written on the statue’s low pedestal:
“I will follow an uphill; I will follow paths; I will find the stairs that lead to freedom”. (Θα πάρω μια ανηφοριά, θα πάρω μονοπάτια, θα βρω τα σκαλοπάτια που παν στη λευτεριά).

 

Selected sources:
~ Ο Αγών (O Agon), March 1, 1989.
~ Ο Αγών (O Agon), March 7, 1989.
~ Ο Αγών (O Agon), March 13, 1990.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), February 13, 1989.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), February 16, 1989.,
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), February 23, 1989.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), December 8, 1988, p. 15.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), March 3, 1989, p. 3.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), March 1, 1989.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), March 5, 1989.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), March 12, 1990.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive), 35.1988, document February 14, 1989.
~ Ιστορικό Αρχείο ΣΙΜΑΕ (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), 17.2009.10, documents February16, 2009; April 16, 2009.

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Memorial to the dead and missing

Προτομή Γιαννάκη Ταλιώτη και μνημείο για αγνοούμενο Τταπολόου (2)n
old location

Προτομή Γιαννάκη Ταλιώτη και μνημείο για αγνοούμενο Τταπολόου (4)n  Προτομή Γιαννάκη Ταλιώτη και μνημείο για αγνοούμενο Τταπολόου (8)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: Agia Paraskevi square, Geroskipou. Pafos district.

Material: Marble

Dimensions: 144 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm (the bust)

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

Photography: Adrienne Christiansen & Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial is dedicated to Yiannakis Taliotis (Γιαννάκης Ταλιώτης) and Michail Chr.Kyprianou (Μιχαήλ Χρ. Κυπριανού).Taliotis died in 1964 and Kyprianou is listed as missing. Taliotis’ bust was commissioned by the Geroskipou Municipality in 1988 and the unveiling in the first location took place in the early 1990s. Due to the renovation of the square, the bust was moved to its current position, next to Kyprianou’ bas relief, in 2011. The new unveiling took place on July 31st 2011.

Usually the memorials for the missing bear only their black and white photographs along with their names. In rare cases, when there are indications of their death, a bas relief is added to the memorial, as is the case here. Busts and statues are ways of commemoration strictly for the dead with only one exception, that of Tasos Markou statues at Nicosia and Paralimni.

Both old and new locations are presented here. The old location image is available here courtesy of Dr. Adrienne Christiansen.

Selected sources
Χαραυγή (Xaravgi), January 14, 1969, p. 4.

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Memorial to the dead Greek Commandos

Πεσόντες ΝΟΡ ΑΤΛΑΣ (3)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Geroskipou. Pafos district.

Category: Turkish Invasion

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The memorial was commissioned by the Geroskipou Municipality and the Association of Pafos Reservist Commandos twenty seven years after the crash of NOR-ATLAS 52-139, ”NIKI 4”. The air transporter crashed over Makedonitissa area at Nicosia on July 22nd 1974 and as a consequence four Greek commandos died.  The unveiling took place on November 25th 2011.

Selected sources:
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 26, 2001, p. 10. 
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), November 28, 2001, p. 30.

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Municipalities twinning monument

P1020778ν P1020776ν

ArtistKyriakos Rokos

LocationKonstantinou Paleologou street, Geroskipou. Pafos district. 

CategoryInternational relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The monument was commissioned by the Agia Paraskevi Municipality, Athens, Greece as a mark of friendship and solidarity with the Geroskipou Municipality, Cyprus.

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