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EOKA Museum


Saint George boat in the EOKA National Struggle Museum, Chlorakas, Paphos, Cyprus:
Saint George boat in the EOKA National Struggle Museum, Chlorakas, Paphos, Cyprus
EOKA Museum is a small museum on the coast close to St. George's Hotel. It can be reached by heading North of the coast road from Paphos, and is in the area known as Chlorakas (about halfway between Paphos and Coral Bay.

The museum commemorates the EOKA struggle (1955 to 1959), which ultimately resulted in the independence of Cyprus from British rule.

The location of the museum is on the coast where Colonel George Grivas and five others landed in 1955 to begin the EOKA guerilla struggle against the British. Colonel Grivas and his supporters actually hoped for the union (Enosis) of Cyprus with Greece, but ultimately the struggle resulted in the independence of Cyprus.

Inside the museum are exhibits showing the history of the EOKA and Enosis struggles, including photographs, firearms, newspapers, etc. However, the actual boat used by Colonel Grivas, "Saint George", which is housed in the museum building. The boat is 43 feet (14 meters) long and 13 feet (4 meters) wide.

Automatic weapon in the EOKA National Struggle Museum, Chlorakas, Paphos, Cyprus:
Automatic weapon in the EOKA National Struggle Museum, Chlorakas, Paphos, Cyprus


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