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The village is first mentioned as one of the 25 settlements of Limnos which constituted a Patriarchal Exarchy in 1321.

 

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The village is first mentioned as one of the 25 settlements of Limnos which constituted a Patriarchal Exarchy in 1321. According to the tradition, the village was built by Abbot Scandalios of a nearby monastery. Another tradition says that a foreigner who settled in the area, scandalously managed with fraud and intrigues to become the lord of the place and the people called him Scandali. Then, the village was a thousand meters to the west, in the site Drys where today we are able to see ruins and the church of Agios Konstantinos. When an earthquake destroyed the old village, Scandalis pioneered its transportation to its present location, that’s why the new village named after him. We can see that both traditions converge on that village's name came from the name of its founder.

There are four churches in the village with protector Saint, Agios Nicolaos which was built around 1880. The village has a healthy climate and abundant water, so that the cavalry of the allies settled in the fertile plain which stretches to the south during the First World War. There are still huge water tanks which were built for storing water.

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