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Formerly an ardent supporter and defender of Archbishop Makarios III and democracy. Throughout the period of the civil war in Cyprus (1971-1974). In January 1974, he was brutally murdered in an ambush on the road K. Platron – Finiou. Maro Mavrou – Koukkoulis is the daughter of Platres native Stelios Mavros and his wife Eleni (née Athanatos). He was a baker who owned a patisserie. During the liberation struggle, he joined EOKA and was a part of a group of fighters who devised the plan to blow up the English governor’s helicopter when he visited Platres. On January 23, 1957, he was sentenced to two years in prison “for providing assistance to terrorism” In remembrance of him, the Platres community erected a bust, which is set in the park that was renamed in his honour.