LIST OF CYPRIOT PRESIDENTS SINCE 1960
REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS FROM 1960:
Cyprus, a former British colony, became a republic in 1960 when independence had been declared
1960-1977: Archbishop MAKARIOS III
Born in 1913 in Panagia as Michail Christodoulos Mouskos.
Elected President in 1959, reelected in 1968.
Deposed in a 1974 coup and exiled in Great Britain, but restored in December 1974.
Died in 1977 in Nicosia.
Buried in a mausoleum on Mt. Throni near Kykkos Monastery in the Troodos Mountains. His heart is kept in the Archbishop's Palace in Nicosia.
1977-1988: SPYROS KYPRIANOU
Born in 1932 in Limassol.
Elected President in 1977, reelected in 1983.
Died in 2002 in Nicosia.
Buried in the Cemetery of St Nicholas in Limassol.
1988-1993: GEORGE VASILIOU
Born in 1931 in Famagusta.
Elected President in 1988.
1993-2003: GLAFKOS KLERIDES
Born in 1919 in Nicosia.
Elected President in 1993, reelected in 1998.
2003-2008: TASSOS PAPADOPOULOS
Born in 1934 in Nicosia.
Elected President in 2003.
Died in 2008 in Nicosia.
Buried in the Cemetery of St Nicholas at Kato Deftera near Nicosia.
FROM 2008: DIMITRIS CHRISTOFIAS
Born in 1946 in Dhikomo.
Elected President in 2008.
RESIDENCES AND BURIAL PLACES OF CYPRIOT PRESIDENTS SINCE 1960
RESIDENCES OF CYPRIOT PRESIDENTS
(Only the most important and still existing residences are listed)
PRESIDENTIAL PALACE - the official residence of the Cypriot presidents since 1960, formerly the Government House, the residence of the British Governor of Cyprus.
The Presidential Palace in Nicosia
BURIAL PLACES OF CYPRIOT PRESIDENTS
KATO DEFTERA, CEMETERY OF ST NICHOLAS (Kato Deftera, Nekrotafeio tou Agiou Nikolaou):
President Tassos Papadopoulos (+2008)
LIMASSOL, CEMETERY OF ST NICHOLAS (Lemesos, Nekrotafeio tou Agiou Nikolaou, Lamprou Porfira):
President Spyros Kyprianou (+2002)
MOUNT THRONI MAUSOLEUM:
President Markarios III (+1977)
The grave of President Makarios III
(photo by Gustavobw)
NICOSIA, ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE (Archbishop Kyprianou Sq.):
Heart of President Makarios III (+1977)
The Archbishop's Palace in Nicosia
REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS: TERRITORIAL CHANGES SINCE 1960