Artist: Theodoulos Theodoulou
Location: Georgios Griva Digenis Avenue, Limassol. Limassol district
Dimensions: 2.42 meters
Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59
Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou
Georgios Grivas’ statue is located in the yard of his hideout, which is now a memorial place. The initiative for the statue, which is identical to that of the “Monument to Memory and Honor” at Chlorakas made by the same sculptor, was commissioned by the General Georgios Grivas Digenis Foundation in Athens and its branch in Cyprus. It was supported through extensive fundraising. The unveiling took place on January 27th 2002 to coincide with the commemoration of his death.
Because of Georgios Grivas’ (known mostly as Grivas Digenis) disagreements with President Archbishop Makarios III after 1960 and especially before his death in the beginning of the 1970s, the initiatives to create a memorial caused ongoing conflicts and confrontations among political parties and local authorities until the unveiling of the statue in 2002.
~ Θάρρος (Tharos), July 7, 1980, p. 8.
~ Πολίτης (Politis), June 5, 2004.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 27, 1985, p. 4.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), September 25, 1985, p. 3
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), March 15, 1986, p. 2.
~ Σημερινή (Simerini), June 3, 1986, p. 14.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 27, 1997, p. 3.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 28, 1997, p. 4.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 29, 1997, p. 7.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), January 30, 1997, p. 5, 10.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), May 17, 1997, p. 16.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), August 8, 1997, p. 20.
~ Χαραυγή (Haravgi), February 13, 2002.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Λεμεσού (Limassol Municipality Archive), 15.3.01.