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The “Holy Soil”

Ypsipyli touches Lemnian soil to draw strength and heal the wounds of her body and soul. Between Repanidi, Kotsinas and Varos, the area of the hill called "Despotis" and, in ancient times, "Mosychlos", was called "Ayohoma" or “Holy Soil”. This is where, until the beginning of the 20th century, Lemnian Earth, a thick, reddish clay,Read More »The “Holy Soil”

Maroula of Lemnos

Maroula of legend and literature, a symbol of female heroism in the post-Byzantine years, is met by Ypsipyli in Kotsinas and recognizes something of herself in her. Paternal love served as a beacon for both women, who, breaking, as it were, the barrier of time, meet in the sprawl of the castle. In 1478, KotsinaRead More »Maroula of Lemnos

The castle of Kostina

The former queen of Lemnos is panting as she climbs the path that leads her to what is left of the Kotsina Castle. She gazes at the sea and descends to the "sanctuary" in search of safety. After 1136, the area of Kotsina is mentioned as a safe commercial port that gradually replaced the portRead More »The castle of Kostina

Ntapia Fortress

High up, from the observatory of Dapia, Ypsipyli can follow all the troop movements, watch every maneuver of the ships, hope for the liberation of the island. She experiences the anguish of the locals, places her hopes in the Orlovs, but is disappointed once again. On the opposite hill from the Castle stands Dapia, aRead More »Ntapia Fortress