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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.


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.



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.