October 16, 2022
Sofia: The Last Guardian
In the 1920s, high up in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus, a small roadhouse with a veranda, and nearby spring-water was established by the Mozoras family. It was a khan that offered shade and refreshments for weary travelers.
In 1953 Michael Mozoras was appointed by the Colonial Government to be the postmaster for the area – and entrusted him with the “Mozoras” hand-stamp. The roadhouse became the Mozoras Station and the district would bare the family name. This unique development made the Mozoras postmark much sought after by collectors.
Sofia, the daughter of Michael Mozoras, ran the Station, until 2018 when she passed away.
This is her story.