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).