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Nea Koutali - See on Map

Nea Koutali was built in 1926 at the site Agia Marina, on the southern slope of Strompolithos hill.

 

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Nea Koutali was built in 1926 at the site Agia Marina, on the southern slope of Strompolithos hill, in order for the refugees from Koutali of Marmara to settle . Such as Agios Demetrios, New Koutali is a village of Limnos which was built by refugees from Asia Minor.

Nea Koutali, that stands for its good street layout, is built amphitheatrically on the bay of Moudros. It spreads from the pine forest of Agia Triada, which was planted by the refugees and ends in the picturesque harbor, which is full of boats. New Koutali is famous in Greece and abroad for the sponge divers. On July 1, 2006 the " Museum of Maritime tradition and sponge diving"was inaugurated in Nea Koutali.  

Panagis Koutalianos, famous wrestler and weightlifter during the decade 1882-1892 made Nea Koutali worldwide famous. He was a manual force naval and he became known in the U.S.A. when defeated many famous fighters of the era. He fought and strangled a wild tiger, whose skin he wore in the struggles and made demonstrations of his strength around the world by bending irons, breaking rocks and chains.  

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