Monument of the 256 Infantry Battalion

The 256 Infantry Battalion had its headquarters, after the invasion, in Evrychou. National guards from all corners of Cyprus served it and played a decisive role in the main fronts of the battles.

On August 6, and while the truce was agreed, the men of the battalion were trapped in the Lapithos Karavas area by the 39th Division of Attila and attacked.

Few fighters resisted with their meager means causing serious blows to the Turks attack. Shortly before noon, they were ordered to retreat and settle on the Vassileia – Vavila line. But the Turks had managed to reach the area of ​​Aïkerotissa in Lapithos and after they had already been hidden in the reeds that existed in the area, they set up a lethal ambush on their retreating fighters. The report was tough as it counted 58 men dead or missing.

At the initiative of the surviving officers and soldiers of the Order and with the contribution of the Community Council of Evrychou, a memorial was set up to remind them of their sacrifice forever. On the relief plate of the monument are also the 58 victims.