Museum of the EOKA Struggle of ’55 – ’59 (Kyperounda)

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The EOKA Struggle of ’55 – ’50 Museum is located today in a village which keeps traditions and history alive within its picturesque, cobbled streets. What is unique about this particular museum is the fact that it is housed in a restored, stone building, which was once used as a hideout for the rebel fighters which participated in the struggle.

The house is located in the traditional center of Kyperounda, the largest mountain village of Cyprus, which played a central role in the course of the liberation struggle of Cyprus. In his home, behind the stable where the animals were housed, the owner had set up a hideout where rebel fighters fleeing the British could escape. Today, the house has been restored in such a way as to distinguish the small opening from whence the rebels entered to hide.

Traditionally, Kyperounda was a village with a fighting spirit. The involvement of local fighters in the first and second World Wars was also significant. The participation of many residents in the national liberation struggle of ’55 – ’59 was paramount to its outcome, and many lost their lives fighting.

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The homes in the area were built in such a way as to allow communication between them, and the roofs were all connected in order to create an escape route above the houses. 

Among those whose lives were sacrificed on the altar of freedom during the fight against colonization were Avgoustis Savva, Georgios Charalambous, Christodoulos Kannaouros, and Kyriacos Charlalambous. It is also worth noting that EOKA leader, Georgios Grivas, was also based in Kyperounda for a long period.

Address: 23 Christodoulos Kannaouros Street, Kyperounda
Contact number: 25 813204