The Alliance Army had encamped at Portianou in 1915. There Winston
Churchill installed his head quarters while conducting the enterprises of the
Allied Powers at Kallipolis.
The house where he used to live was recently renovated. The cemetery of those
killed at Kallipoli lies
just outside Portianou. A folklore Museum exists in Portianou. This is the first
and only one of its kind on the island.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Lemnos
Provincial Government tourist pamphlet (1997).