Friendship Columns

Pope Benedict 16th column n  Κίονας Φιλίας Κύπρου - Ρωσίας n

Κίονας Φιλίας Κύπρου-Γερμανίας n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Friendship Park, Larnaka International Airport 

Category: International relations

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the erection of the three columns was taken by Hermes Airports. they commemorate Pope Benedict XVI, Germany’s Chancellor  Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Cyprus. 

The column dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI follows the ancient Greek Doric style. A Doric Greek Cypriot version of the 1st c. B.C. is applied for the column dedicated to Cypriot Russian friendship. Both of them are made of stone. The Cypriot German friendship column is made of marble and follows the Corinthian style. The unveiling took place on June 23rd, 2011. 

Selected sources:
~Χαραυγή (Haravgi), June 24, 2011, p. 9.