EOKA Hideouts / The heroes of Galata
Chrysanthos Mylonas was an E.O.K.A. guerrilla while he was still a student at the 5 th grade of Solea's High School. He was serving the cause along with his cousin Evagoras Papachristoforou. Both were murdered by the traitor Costas Ashiotes next to their hideout, in the Alignos venue of Galata on 7/10/1957.
Evagoras Papachristoforou was born in Kato Amiantos and was a cousin of Chrysanthos Mylonas. He was the leader of the guerrilla group that had its hideout in the Alignos venue, about 5 kilometres west of Galata.
On the 7 th of October 1957, Costas Ashiotes "at noon murdered" the group leader inside the hideout while he was sleeping. The murderer "claimed that he acted so because he was afraid that he would murder him" (Memoirs of Georgios Griva Digeni). Later, around midnight of the same day, he also murdered Chrysanthos Mylonas who had just arrived in the hideout along with Charalambos Koukoularides, the two being the group's suppliers.
Andreas Geroudes was a senior in the Pedagogical Academy when -during the Turkish insurrection of 1964 -he went to Pafos along with other youths in order to serve his country. He took part in the battle of Ktima, which took place on the 9 th of March 1964. There he died heroically in combat.
Iacovos Geroudes was a brother of Andreas Geroudes. While driving his commander's car in Keryneia, he was shot by the Turks that had then invaded the island and was killed. This happened on 22/7/1974.
Panagiotes Athanasiou was serving in the National Guard during 1974. He was a machine gunner in the "Agios Pavlos" posts close to ELDYK (Greek Forces in Cyprus). On the 15 th of August Panagiotes was located in a trench with his machine gun. Two other manned trenches were positioned a few meters to the left and to the right of his trench. On that day hard and tenacious battles against the Turkish invaders were taking place. They were fighting heroically. The Turkish forces were many and managed to enter Panagiotes's post. The were enraged because they saw many dead Turkish men. The immediately shot Panagiotes in cold blood along with his two comrades. He was buried in the Military cemetery of Lakatamia. Later, his bones were buried at the cemetery of his community in Galata.
Georgios Ioannou Zacharia
After graduating from Solea's High School in 1971, Georgios Zacharia enlisted in the National Guard. He served for 13 months. He was an electrician. He was called to go up in Mount Pentadaktylos from Sichari of Keryneia were he was posted in order to repair the unit's telephone. Because there wasn't a jeep available to transfer him, he climbed up a water-wagon that was then heading there. At some point on the way the newly dug road subsided and the water-wagon tumbled. Private Georgios Zacharia was seriously wounded. He was transferred to the general Hospital of Nicosia where he died on the 22 nd of August 1972.