Motorists from the areas of Pallouriotissa, Lykavitos and Famagusta Gate should go via Makarios, Digenis Akritas
, Spyros Kyprianou (former Santa Rosa) towards Grivas Dighenis Avenue heading in the direction of Strovolos, Lakatamia, Engomi, Ayios Dometios and Ayios Pavlos.
A man with long curling locks, probably the folk hero, Digenis Akritas
, sits on a folding stool holding a woman on his lap with his right hand.
Legend has it that Petra tou Roumiou was thrown by the Byzantine hero Digenis Akritas
to sink the ships of invading Arab raiders.
Motorists from the areas of Pallouriotissa, Lykavitos and Famagusta Gate should go via Makarios avenue, Digenis Akritas
avenue, Spyros Kyprianou avenue (former Santa Rosa) towards Griva Digenis Avenue heading in the direction of Strovolos, Lakatamia, Engomi, Ayios Dometios and Ayios Pavlos.
The Pentadactilos range -- Besparmak in Turkish -- derives its name from the myth of Digenis Akritas who according to legend left marks from the knuckles of his five fingers on the mountain as he leapt into Asia Minor, which is obviously apocryphal but which explains its appeal to nationalists like George Grivas who used Digenis as his nom de guerre and Tasos Papadopoulos whose nefarious plan against the Turkish Cypriots was called Akritas.
But the person of Digenis Akritas himself was a lot more complex and had nothing to do with nationalism -- the reverse in fact.
The project's footprint would cover some 300,000 square metres next to the Engomi Health Centre, located on a large tract of land owned by Kykkos Monastery and bounded by Digenis Akritas
Avenue, King Paul Street, Nicos Kranidiotis Street and Archangel Michael Avenue.
The assailant made off on a red motorbike parked outside the branch, heading in the direction of Digenis Akritas