Archaeological monuments

archaeological findings
Archaeological findings of Lemnos

The first parliament of the world

The Communal Store and Assembly Hall (parliament), discovered by the archaeological mattock, prove that Lemnos was the first to introduce institutions of joint governing in Aegean and in world generally.

12 more prehistoric settlements, traces of which were found in the island, the city of Hephaestia, the sanctuary of Cabeiri, the Byzantine Kotsinas, the archaeological findings of archaic, classic, Hellenistic, roman and medieval years, and also the remains of monasteries and dependencies of Mount Athos, reveal a civilization of total duration 6,000 years approximately.

  • Cabeiri mysteries

    Cabeiri mysteries

    They were considered to be children (or according to other students, grandchildren) of Hephaestus and nymph Cabeirus and were worshiped in Lemnos as gods of sea, fertility and vine.
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  • Archaeological site of Hephaestia

    Archaeological site of Hephaestia

    The famous sanctuary of great goddess of Lemnos was built at the archaeological site of Hephaestia, which lies northeasterly nearby Kontopouli. In the impressive quarries of the ancient town, you may admire the landscape’s beauty with the sculptured rocks.
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  • Poliochni: the most ancient city of Europe

    Poliochni: the most ancient city of Europe

    The summer of 1930, the Archaeological School of Athens discovered the prehistoric city of Poliochni, which is considered to be the most ancient of Europe.
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