|A restored traditional stone house in Kontias. Photograph: Jim Claven 2013|
Australia's leading Hellenic newspaper, Neos Kosmos recently published an article by our Secretary on the Lemnian village of Kontias and its connection to the Anzac and Gallipoli story. It is a beautiful village, with many of its traditional houses and windmills lovingly restored, re-calling the history of the village in the early years of the 20th century.
|A newly restored former windmill - now accommodation - in Kontias, many of which were photographed by the Anzacs in 1915. Photograph: Jim Claven 2013|
|Anzac soldiers in the village of Kontias, 1915. Australian War Memorial Image|
Kontias like many Lemnian Islands stands testimony to the historical and on-going link between Australia and Lemnos - one that will be an important part of our commemorations in 2015.
The Stones of Kontias by Jim Claven - Neos Kosmos