Meeting point for starting the route to the points of interest and providing basic information about the ANZAC.
In the Portianou village next to the school, there is the monument of Colonel Sonders, who was a military attaché of the United Kingdom, who participated in 2000 in the ANZAC celebration in Lemnos. Two months later, he was assassinated in Athens by members of the terrorist organization, 17N. This simple monument has been erected in his memory.
It is a three-aisled basilica built in 1835 and it is also the cemeterial church of the Portianou village. It is located in front of the Portianos Military Cemetery and some funerals of Australians, New Zealanders and Britons might have taken place in 1915.
In the center of the Portianos cemetery, a large pine tree is dominated, and there is a monument in the vicinity for four sailors of the warship HMS Endymion, who were killed in service in 1918. It has the shape of a four-sided column and its top is crowned by an anchor tied with a rope to a cross.
The Cross of Sacrifice is not an autonomous structure, but a sculpture inserted in construction that houses the Altar of Memory and it consists of two columns, which are crowned with a circular arch and a small roof. In general, the cemetery area is neither covered as a whole, as in the British cemeteries of Macedonia nor do the burials follow a strict military order. Morphologically, the location but also the Altar and the Cross are more similar to the constructions of the cemeteries of Gallipoli.