Friday, 4 October 2013
The Church of Saint George at old Apliki - A safe house for a hero, Nicosia
After we found the route for the old settlement of Apliki village, we headed through the mountains not knowing exactly what we would come across.
A while later we saw a sign indicating the location of Saint George's Church.
Once we reached the Church we saw that it was recently reconstructed and that the locals have taken good care of the surrounding area too.
We found something else though we didn't know about. On March 25th 1956, Grigoris Afxentiou, the second in command of EOKA, found refuge at the Church with his team. The British military were searching for him at the near by village of Palaichori and Afxentiou with his team managed to escape at Saint George's Church!
Fortunately for us the Church was open and we visited the interior also. Usually though it is closed as we found out and someone must look for the key at the village.