Remains of Greek Soldier Killed in Action 44 Years Ago Identified in Cyprus

The remains belonging to First Lieutenant Giorgos Papalambridis from Ioannina have been found and identified by the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus 44 years after his death.

According to sources, his bones were found in the location of Aspri Mouti on the Pentadaktylos mountain — the highest point of the Alonagra peak — where the National Guard fought Turkish troops. The reason why only three bones were found, according to the CMP, was because he had been buried in a shallow, makeshift grave.

The location tallies with witness accounts, which stated that Papalambridis had led a company of soldiers in the area. Another 13 fallen soldiers were also found at the same location, some through only a handful of bones, belonging to Greek-Cypriot soldiers that had been declared missing.

His file includes shocking witness accounts of his last moments in battle, when he was shot by a sniper on the forehead and died instantly.

His brother Yiannis Papalambridis is expected to travel to Cyprus in October to receive his remains, which he will bury at the Papagos Cemetery with his parents Stefanos and Penelope.

Source: AMNA

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Tourist Arrivals in Greece Up in June

Tourist arrivals travelling from air and road grew in June 2018 compared with the same month last year, Greek Tourism Confederation SETE said in a report released on Tuesday.

The report said that international airport arrivals grew 14.6 percent in June (up 18 percent so far this year), led by Athens (+27 percent), while regional airports recorded an 11.7 percent increase.

The report said that according to Bank of Greece’s statistics, average consumption spending by foreign visitors grew both in May (travel receipts were up 34.7 percent compared with May 2017) and in the year (21.7 percent).

SETE said that according to trivago data, hotel room prices moved up but remained at competitive levels compared with hotel room prices in rival destinations abroad.

Greece (with the exception of Mykonos and Santorini) is cheaper in all hotel categories -with the exception of Turkey.

Source: AMNA

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