Katalakko was not accidentally named so. Katalakkos in Greek means
something put in a pit. The village fits its name as it is built in a region surrounded
by many hills. In 1856 the church of Aghios Modestos was found. Aghios Modestos
is the Saint who protects the stock-breeders, especially their cattle. On the
18th of December - when the Saint is honoured - many kechaghiades used to come
to Kalakko from their mandres. Kechaghiades in the local dialect means stock-breeders
and mandra is their farm house. These kechaghiades used to wear white breeches,
a white cap and leather shoes called tservoulia. They danced local dances, like
the kechaghiadikos and the patma.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Lemnos
Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).