On a hilltop between Pelendri and Kato Amiantos to the northwest, the activities of EOKA in this part of Pitsilia are comprehensively commemorated in the Monuments of Heroes, a heavily symbolic clutch of linked memorials in a natural woodland setting. Entrance is through the “Porticos”, which places the fight against the British against the backdrop of Greek history, and includes portraits of Makarios and Grivas, together with marble rolls of honour. This is followed with the Room of the Fighters which has artwork and a big-screen film presentation, and the 108 Steps of Freedom, each representing a fallen EOKA fighter. The steps lead up to a large paved hilltop capped with the Monument of Freedom and the little Chapel of Panagia Eleftherotria, representing the large part played by the Greek Orthodox Church in the struggle. It’s all a bit florid, yet the natural setting lends it a certain gravitas.

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