Panayiotis Toumazos Statue

The statue of the fighter in the National Liberation Struggle of 1955-1959, Panayiotis Toumazos is located in Saranta-Mili Area on the Kakopetria-Troodos road, near his place of death and is made entirely of bronze. The unveiling of the monument was carried out by the former Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Georgios Petrides, on the 23rd of June 1993.

Panayiotis Toumazos was killed during the National Liberation Struggle of 1955-1959 against the British colonial rule. His passion for liberation led him to work both in assault groups and in ambushes. In the winter of 1955, Panayiotis Toumazos played an important role in the successful outcome of a British army vehicle blasting operation. In December of the same year, Panayiotis Toumazos, with the help of his comrades, carried out a bombing against a military vehicle. Following a mandate from the National Organization of Cypriot Fighters – EOKA – takes part in an attack by a Turkish spy. His next move was his admission to a guerrilla group, the Solea sector, which had the pseudonym “Onisilos”. Panayiotis Toumazos died after receiving a shot to the head whilst filing to activate a land mine to bring British military vehicles to a halt. He then he rose to attack with a grenade.

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