Tag Archives: Pafos Municipality (Δήμος 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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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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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.,
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