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Varos - See on Map

The place name refers to the 15th century and is of unknown origin.

 

Description

The place name refers to the 15th century and is of unknown origin. Formerly the village was five hundred meters southwest of the present location on the hillside "St'vanos", opposite the bay of Moudros, where today is the settlement Anemoessa. Due to the risk of pirates, the residents moved Varos in the valley which is located between the hills Plagia and Lagada. Above the village, there is the hill "Despot", which probably owes its name to the governor of the island, which had the title "Despot of Limnos" in the late Byzantine period and from this hill he controlled the position of the Terra Lemnia mining. In the same area, there is a residue of a volcanic crater, which is identical to the ancient volcano Mosychlos known from ancient sources. In the region a petrified tree has been found.

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