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Kaspakas Community

Last Update: Mar 2001
Municipality's district consul KASPAKAS , LEMNOS (LIMNOS) , GREECE
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Kaspakas Community - Overview

  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).

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