Creation of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Square in Larnaca
The Kalaydjian Foundation was instrumental in the creation of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Square, which is located directly in front of the Armenian Genocide Monument in Larnaca.
The Armenian Genocide Monument marks the spot where thousands of Armenian refugees fleeing the genocide of 1915-1923 first landed in Cyprus (at Larnaca Port). It was a joint project between the governments of Cyprus and Armenia that was initiated by Bedros Kalaydjian, designed by the world-famous architect Angelos Demetriou and funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. The four granite plaques at the base of the monument were made by the Government of Armenia.
The Memorial Square links the Armenian Genocide Monument with Larnaca’s main promenade. It is intricately designed using a combination of granite and sandstone and was completed in 2008. Its creation was financed entirely by the Kalaydjian Foundation.