Paralimni dead and missing heroes’ memorial

1ν 2n

6n 7ν

5n 3n

Artist: Giorgos Kalakallas

Location: Paralimni Agios Georgios Park. Ammochostos district. 

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Turkish Invasion, National Guard

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The monument was commissioned by the Paralimni Municipality. It is dedicated to the dead of EOKA 1955-1959 struggles, to the dead and missing of the Turkish invasion and to two more locals who were shot dead in August 1996. It was delivered in 2002 and the unveiling took place on October 12th 2003. 

On the brass lid of the well the poet Kyriakos Charalambidis wrote: “What you look at, stranger, is a memorial to the Paralimni dead who sacrificed their lives in order to feed their souls and irrigate love for their motherland, which offers in return resurrection as a gift” (Αυτό που βλέπεις το πηγάδι, ξένε των Παραλιμνιωτών είναι μνημείο που πρόσφεραν ζωή, ψυχή ν’ αρδέψουν κι έρωτα γης πατρώας, π’ αντιχαρίζει ανάσταση ως βάφει το γαλάζιο).