Introduction

Eastern Limnos’ flat plateaus are dotted with wheat fields, small vineyards and sheep. Limnos’ second-largest town, Moudros, occupies the eastern side of muddy Moudros Bay, famous for its role as the principal base for the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The rugged northeastern coast is sparsely populated, which was not the case in Trojan War times when Lemnians founded what's believed to be Europe's first constituted democracy. Three large and scenic archaeological sites in the area are related to that golden age of Limnos. The region also hosts the Greek Air Force’s central command, and so large parts are off limits to tourists.