The Grivas Monument and Museum

The Grivas Monument and Museum

The Grivas Monument and Museum
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6 581 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
Adjacent and almost dwarfed by the St Georges Hotel, the museum remembering Cypriot Freedom (know as EOKA).and to Georges Grivas in particular is thought provoking and worth visiting.
The museum is a small diversion off of the main E701 road. It gives a real insight into an armed struggle that neither side really wanted; Cyprus deserved to determine its own destiny, whilst the Cold War and Soviet expansion seeking a warm water port made Britain wary.
The likelihood of Cypriot independence ( in 1954) developing into a formal union with Greece (known as Enossis),coupled with a large Turkish minority who strongly opposed it, made a conundrum and with no happy solution for all parties.
The bravery of the Cypriot freedom fighters led by Digenis (Georges Grivas) is unquestionable
and the ferocity in which they were hunted down is equally true. The museum highlights their efforts and British response to the bombings.
The main feature in the museum is one of the small boats (the Agios Georgious), and details of how the gun running helped the EOKA uprising on the shores north of Paphos - long before the mass holiday hotels were built.
The many photographs and newspaper reprints give colour and life to those who gave their lives for a cause they believed wholeheartedly in.
The monument on the beach is a metal storks nest on a tall column and immediately behind a fitting memorial to Georges Grives.
Slightly back towards the main road is a small modern and exquisitely maintained church has numerous dedications to those involved in the struggle for Independence.

This is definitely worth visiting, and reflecting how this happened.
Sadly, the fears of Turkish reaction became reality in 1974.
Written 27 March 2014
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Menq
Newport, UK9 203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
The museum is located next to the Saint George Hotel in Chlorakas, a few kilometers away from Paphos, on the road to Coral Bay. The Grivas complex includes a monument of the EOKA leader, Giorgios Digenis Grivas, a museum which hosts the original ship that Grivas arrives in Cyprus and a small church built in his memory, beautifully decorated with frescoes. The entrance is free and there are a lot of informations panels and brochurres to get every tourist to understand its meaning for the Cypriot people. This place is surely worth a visit, but unfortunately too many tourists don't stop there, because for them the first option to visit is the beach next to it.
Written 2 June 2014
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nytravelling
Harrogate125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This museum which marks where General George Grivas landed in Cyprus and houses the boat which was captured running weapons into the island. It is interesting for the leaflets which explain about EOKA and the bid for Enosis in the late 50s. As someone who lived in Cyprus at the time when my Dad was in the RAF it brought back many memories. It was particularly sad to remember the young Greek Cypriot men who gave their lives for this cause and the British troops who had the thankless task of trying to keep the peace. There was violence and deaths on both sides. Lawrence Durrell's book Bitter Lemons gives a good insight into what went on.
Written 17 January 2018
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Eselyine
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
It has history that it wants to teach visitors. I found the place that needs good cleaning. Do not come here unless you are nearby and have quarter of an hour to spare.
Written 2 July 2022
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Emily Georgiou
Athens, Greece6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
public toilets were not clean and full of traitors. won't visit it any time soon.CYPRUS IS CYPRIOT🇨🇾
Written 29 May 2022
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foundryman417
Paphos, Cyprus68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
This was a well worth it visit to get an insight as to what happened in Cyprus in the 1950's It has not always been a fun place to visit as you will read. but now it is a wonderful place with many friendly folk.
Written 13 October 2014
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rdella
Princes Risborough, UK1 886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
An interesting little museum explaining about the revolution and trying to get rid of Brits. It has is the boat that carried all the munitions and photographs of the revolutionaries.
Written 27 July 2021
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Mehmet K
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
They shouldnt have statue of a terrorist they killed thousands of victims , you dont see any picture/ statue of Hitler any where in Germany.
Written 4 April 2021
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BILLYVILLAN
Birmingham, UK165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Stayed at the hotel next door so didn't have to travel far. The monument is quite imposing and can be seen from quite a distance away on the coastal path. There is a statue of Grivas not far from the monument whick gives a really good photo oppotunity. Unfortunately the museum containg the boat that Grivas used is closed for renovation at the moment, though the boat can be seen through the windows. We have visited the museum in the past and it is quite good, giving an insight into the struggle against British rule in the 1950's. Certainly worth a look if you are in the area
Written 2 December 2018
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Ruthy75
London, UK118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Stayed at st george hotel, unable to see the museum as closed for refurbishment, but it is small with a boat inside, of what I could see.there is statue and monument just outside the museum, facing out to see.
Written 31 August 2018
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