Moudros is located at the southeast part of Limnos at the homonymous bay. It is the second biggest town on the island after its capital, and you can find there many tourist accommodations. Wander at its picturesque harbour and taste delicious fish at its tavernas, visit its beautiful churches such as the churches of Evaggelistria and Taxiarches and gaze at the wonderful sunset. The islet of Koukonisi is found in the bay. It presents a great archaeological interest since a prehistoric settlement was spotted there.
Opposite to Moudros on the other side of the bay you will find Nea Koutali. This village is known for its maritime tradition, as in the past most of its inhabitants were seamen and sponge divers. Visit the Museum of Maritime Traditional and Sponge Fishing, walk in the picturesque harbour and taste delicious local dishes at the tavernas near the sea.
AGARYONES – PEDINO
The village of Agaryones is located close to Nea Koutali. The settlement is built at a hill with a wonderful view to the bay of Moudros. There you will find accommodation and tavernas. The village of Pedino is found in the same region. It has two settlements, the new one built after the earthquake of ’68 and the old one which was then destroyed. Walking in the alleys of the old settlement with the traditional stone houses, although abandoned, you can distinguish the unique elements of its past architecture. In the summer, it is inhabited by people who have reconstructed some of the houses and spend their holidays there.
Portiano is a beautiful village with old mansions. It has a historical significance, as the English general Winston Churchill stayed there during the Gallipoli campaign. It is worth visiting the recently restored neoclassic mansion where he lived, as well as the unique folklore museum of the island, where Churchill’ s desk chair is exhibited. Not far away from the village the allied cemetery is found where soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign are buried.
Tsimandria is known as the village of stockbreeders called kehagiades. The road leading to the village is surrounded by tall trees, which is rare on this island as it is characterised by low vegetation. Sit at the square of the village with the beautiful stone drinking fountain and taste delicious local meat that suggests the stockbreeding tradition of the region. If you are lucky, at the square you may meet a lyre player playing traditional local music.
Kontias is built on a hill 11km from Myrina. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful villages on the island s. It is a traditional settlement with picturesque alleys and restored stone house. The windmills located at its entrance are its landmark. There are tourist accommodations and tavernas in the area. Do not miss to visit the Gallery of Contemporary Balkan Art exhibiting the work of famous artists.