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Village
Location type: Village
Number of texts: 4
4 stars
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Moudros is the second largest city located on the southeast coast of the island. A picturesque port town in a magnificent bay, this destination is an excellent place to stay. Restaurants, cafes and shops line the port, and there are many different accommodations available as well. The remains of a castle destroyed by the Venetians, the Allied Cemetery, the Church of Taxiarches and the Church of the Evangelistria (Annunciation of the Virgin) are all sights worth seeing in Moudros. There are many spectacular beaches near the town. Surrounding the village, are the wetlands of Moudros. They are home to large populations of fish and shell fauna. Nearby there are more wetlands: Palaio Pedino and Nea Koutali. The petrified forest is also nearby.

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Moudros was the site of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros, which saw the end of hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies in 1918. It ended the hostilities in the Middle Eastern theatre between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies of World War I.  It was signed by the Minister of Marine Affairs Rauf Bey and the British Admiral Somerset Arthur Gough-Calthorpe, on board the HMS Agamemnon in Moudros harbor on the Greek island of Lemnos. The Ottomans surrendered their remaining garrisons outside Anatolia, granted the Allies the right to occupy forts controlling the Straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus; and the right to occupy “in case of disorder” any territory in case of a threat to security.

Linked themes: War, History

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Made by Dromos | Reference Nikos Nikolaidis, 1999, Churches and chapels of Lemnos. Etairia Archipelaos

Did you know that the village of Moudros was “damned"by the Greek Orthodox Church till 1987. The origin of this damnation or “epitimio” was a serious incident involving the monks of the Monastery of Koutloumousio’s dependency and the resident of Moudros in the 19th century. The latter were claiming to use their land again they had given to the monastery to avoid it would get in to Turkish hands. The Ottomans got involved too, when the bodies of murdered Turkish officers were found in the well of the dependency of the monastery, thrown there by the real murderers in order to incriminate the monks. The aga (Turkish chief) took the decision to burn the dependency. 5 monks died and 2 could escape to Mount Athos. The Father Superior of the monastery imposed on the village the “epitimio” or damnation. It was still valid in 1987.

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Linked themes: Crime and justice, LF routes, History, Religion

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View of Moudros during the Dardanelles Campaign, with a French military wine store in the foreground and a hospital in the background.

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