What I will see and do around Moudros village:
• The largest naturally-protected harbor in all the Mediterranean
• Played a significant role in the island’s and region’s history
• Sanctuaries & Churches: Evangelismo of Theotoko and Pammegiston Taxiarchon
• Cemetery of the Allied Forces (WWI)
• Remains of a petrified forest
• Beaches: Fanaraki and Chavouli, and also the calm and serene Parthenomitos
The Gulf of Moudros is home to the largest, naturally-protected harbor in the Mediterranean Sea. For this important reason, Moudros played a leading role in the history of the area, and became the island’s first capital. The port was used as a naval base by the Greek military as a launching point to liberate islands all around the Aegean. It was also utilized by the Anglo-French troops during World War I’s Gallipoli campaign in 1915, and even hosted the signing of the peace treaty that ended the Great War between the Allied forces and Ottoman Turkey. Moudros was later again used during the Second World War, this time by the Germans.
Today, the Gulf of Moudros is decorated by the countless colorful fishing and sailing boats docked in her harbor. The harbor is an ideal spot to pass the day, doing some shopping, enjoying your coffee and getting a bite to eat. The options for cafes, bars, tavernas, restaurants and shops lining the waterfront are endless here.
It is worth your time and effort to visit the majestic shrine Evangelismo of Theotoko (constructed in 1903) as well as the historic temple Pammegiston Taxiarchon. In addition to the churches, here you will find the famous and respected Cemetery of the Allied Forces, where you will see the memorial stones of the lost men and women in uniform from the Gallipoli campaign of WWI. There are stones here representing Great Britain, France, Greece as well as other allied nations.
In the city of Moudros you can also see the stunning aspects of volcanic and geologic formations, including the rare petrified forest, via an exhibit in the Old City Hall. Take a refreshing dip in the sandy beaches of Fanaraki and Chavouli, both will impress you with their geologic landscape and both are situated close to Moudros. A little bit further out you’ll stumble into other smaller, yet just as captivating and peaceful beaches, such as Parthenomito.