Vasilikos House

At the entrance of Portianou village, the house of Vasilikos stands dominant. This house was used as accommodation and as a center of administration for both the French and the British. It was one of the few mansions located on the island outside of Moudros, built in the early 20th century and according to the testimonies of the locals, the First Lord of the Admiralty of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, stayed there during his visit in Lemnos. Nevertheless, the British records do not mention Churchill’s stay at Portianou village but instead the British Minister of War Lord Kitchener and General William Riddell Birdwood, who had disembarked in October 1915 at Moudros bay and toured the whole island, including Portianou village.

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