Αυτή η σελίδα περιέχει μια μικρή εισαγωγή για αυτή την υπέροχη πόλη. Δίνει απλώς στους ανθρώπους, από όλο τον κόσμο, ένα δείγμα του τι μπορούν να δουν & να βιώσουν όταν την επισκέπτονται. Αν ζείτε σε αυτή την πόλη ή έχετε διασυνδέσεις σε αυτή την περιοχή, το NDN θέλει να ενημερώνεται για ενδιαφέρουσες ειδήσεις και γεγονότα που συμβαίνουν εκεί.
Υπάρχει επίσης η δυνατότητα για οργανισμούς και εταιρείες να διαφημίζονται μέσω του NDN και να «προβάλλονται διεθνώς» και όχι μόνο σε τοπικό επίπεδο. Ανεξάρτητα από το πως θέλετε να συμμετάσχετε, επικοινωνήστε απλώς μαζί μας το συντομότερο δυνατό. Εν αναμονή της απάντησής σας!
Moudros, Limnos (Lemnos) Island, Greece is the second biggest urbanisation on the island and is located on the east side of one of the largest natural harbours in the Mediterranean.
It has a very relaxed feeling to it, with several fishing boats in the marina, a boulevard area with lovely park area, restaurants, shops and seating areas. It also has several beaches, so is excellent for sun bathing, swimming or a bit of relaxation.
There are two impressive churches in Moudros; Taxiarhes with its wooden templon that was built in 1835 and Evagelistria, which was built in1903.
It is surrounded by a petrified forest that is millions of years old and is home to a lot of wildlife, especially many species of birds.
There are also the remains of an old fort that was destroyed by the Venetians in the 17th Century, which is an interesting place to meander around.
A significant and popular venue is the ANZAC Museum, which tells the story of the failed Gallipoli Campaign, as they were camped on the camp prior to the three major failed attempts to defeat the Turkish (and German) Army.
Just outside Moudros is the East Mudros Military Cemetery, which has graves of over 1,200 soldiers from Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Egypt, India, Greece, Ireland and Russia, that died in the Gallipoli Campaign etc. Limnos played an important role in this campaign as it was a camp for the soldiers, who boarded boats on a number of quests to attack the Turkish and German Troops via Istanbul. The whole campaign was a disaster with over 141,000 causalities and 44,000 Allied soldiers losing their lives. As the memorial says – ‘Their name liveth for evermore’
Moudros was also the destination for the signing of the Armistice of Mudros in 1918, which saw the end of hostilities between the Turkish and Allied Troops.
Koukonisi is a small Islet, which is off the shore and is actually attached by a thin slice of land. There are currently excavations being carried out there, which are said to be of extreme significance, so time will tell what they reveal.
Around the cape, south of Moudros, are ‘big’ and ‘little’ Fanaraki Beaches, which are mainly used by younger visitors. Sun, sea, sand, music and with very few other people about, or in fact buildings, so a great time is had by all. There are a number of coves, caves and beaches throughout that area that are worth exploring. One of them is called the ‘seal cave’ which can be access via foot or sea. It has been carved out of the volcanic rock, which forms the majority of the terrain in that area. The rock formations are very colourful and are in a variety of weird, but beautiful shapes and patterns, so much so, they are still being examined today.
Down the coast is Parthenomytos beach, which is exotic, pristine and vast, being one of the most beautiful and largest on the island. Access is via a dirt road, so getting there with a vehicle is the preferred method, but worth it.
Paradisi Mount is the highest point in the region and looks down on the whole south east region of the island, so for views, it is hard to beat.
On the other side of the mount is the village of Roussopouli, which is a quaint location with a large amount of mulberry, cypress and sycamore trees. The stone build school is a feature of the village, but it also has other examples of traditional architecture. It is the closest village to Lake Chortarolimni, which is wetlands that is home to thousands of migrating birds. There are Pink Flamingos, Egrets, Herons, Kestrels, and many more.
Just across to the other side of the coastline is Poliochni, which is a 4,500 year old community and is said to be the oldest civilised city in Europe. This is due to an area known as the Bouleuterion, which is the first ever ‘parliament or city chamber’ found on any ancient site. The whole site is still under excavation, but visitors can walk around the remains, which have fortified wall, rooms, streets and the foot-print of many different types of buildings.
Excavations have revealed 7 layers of continuous habitation; thus many artifacts have been found at the site, including jewelry, which is the sign that the inhabitants were of wealth and importance. The jewelry is kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, as they are the same as the famous ‘ Priam’s Treasure’ found in Troy, which is located directly opposite, on the opposing shore.
The other important find was the clay ‘two handed cups’, which are typical of Troy and are now a symbol of the island too.
In complete contrast to this archaeological site, is the not far away, Keros Bay, which is the wild side of the Island and is visited by thousands of youngers from around the world every year. The beach is approximately 8 kilometres long and has shallow turquoise waters. Young visitors descend on this bay, as it is the ‘water-sport central’ of the Island. Surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, canoeing, swimming, etc., plus volleyball, football and in fact any activity that can be done on or near a beach. Where there are ‘surf-dudes’ there are girls, parties, music, fun and all that comes with it? They usually use tents and camper vans, but the area is now attracting investment, so there will be an increasing demand for accommodation in coming years.
Due to the terrain in that area, bird-watching of another kind is extremely popular and there are several viewing galleries scattered around the area.
The whole island is pulling together to promote itself and show the world what it has to offer, which is a lot. The organisations involved in promoting this amazingly unique Island are; Hoteliers Association of Lemnos, 24 Hours Rooms in Lemnos, Municiplaity of Lemnos and Limnos Touristic. If anyone wants more information, whether they are an industry professional, individual traveller or from a group of tourists, contact them, as they would love to help!
Limnos Island is a jewel in the crown of what are known as The Greek Islands, so if visitors have not visited this one, they cannot say they have seen the best of this part of the world.
Other destinations to be considered on this unique island is Atsiki, Kontopouli and Myrina.