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Kaspakas Community

Tel: +30 22540 61615
  Kaspakas is one of the most ancient villages of the island. It was first inhabited at the end of the 11th or at the beginning of the 12th century. Founder of the village was a Byzantine admiral, Kaspakas who built a tower in the land given to him by the emperor Alexios A Komninos. It was said that Dukas Alexios Mourtzouflos, a Byzantine emperor, had recoursed at the village when he was persecuted by the crusaders the crucial night of the 12th of April 1204, when Constandinoupolis was conquered by them. The cape just north of Kaspakas is still called Mourtzouflos. Coasts of the region are Aghios Yiannis and Karvounolakkos. On the rocky slopes at the coast of Aghios Yiannis a small church was built before 1858. On the road from Kaspakas to Kornos one can see the church of Aghios Georgios. The land around once belonged to the Monastery of Aghios Stefanos Kastamonitis of Mount Athos since 1363. As the water of this region was abundant, a laundry house was constructed. A few stone basins are whatever remained from it.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Lemnos Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).

Kornos Community

Tel: +30 22540 61230
  Kornos is first referred to in 1361 in register documents concerning the possessions of Megisti Lavra in the area. It is written that the inhabitants of Kornos - then called Koronos - were yielded to the Monastery. Till 1914 it was a municipality and rather one of the richest villages of the island. It is not a coincidence that many of the owners of the houses of Romeikos Gialos descend from Kornos. The village in cooperation with the municipality of Myrina is profiting from Therma, medicinal water sources of the region. Therma have been in use since 1415.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Lemnos Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).

Platy Community

Tel: +30 22540 24120
  Plati tends to become the suburb of Myrina. Many of Myrinas' inhabitants built their houses "on the road to Plati". Besides, Plati's coasts are well valued and are probably the most popular on the island. The village is first referred to in a golden bull document of 1355. This document grants the village to the Monastery of Philothei of Mount Athos. Turks used to call it Passa-Port.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Lemnos Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).

  Just below the castle (of Myrina) and across Mount Athos is Romeikos Gialos. In this area in antiquity a cow image - made of whitestone or bronze - was standing. Sophocles refers to this in the one and only line saved from his tragedy "Limniades" "Athos overshadows the backs of Lemnian cow". In fact it is said that on the 2nd of June Mount Athos really does overshadow Romeikos Gialos.
  Along the seaside appear the houses of Limnian aristocracy - neoclassical - built during the second half of the 19th century. These residences belong to the descendants of those Limnians who left the island, in order to save themselves from the Turks just after Orlof left the island. During the last century they developed their economic superiority from ships - about 300 sailing ships - and enterprises they owned in Egypt. They also owned the most fertile pieces of land on the island. These residences are referred as "the result of Egyptian remittances and European eclecticism".
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Lemnos Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).

Thanos Community

Tel: +30 22540 24018
  It is said that the village was founded by someone called Thanos who descended from the village of Thana, which was in Arcadia. The ruined church of Aghios Constandinos is referred to as a Patriarchical possession in 1321. As one comes out of the village to the seaside he will see the laundry rooms of Faraga and Megalakkos.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Lemnos Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).

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