According to tradition, the Greek fleet was anchored during the Battle of Artemision (480 BC) in the Persian wars.
It is speculated that this was the name of the village “Ellinika”, while the name “Vassilika” was given to the neighbor, where port boats docked. But this case lacks historical evidence. According to another toponymic interpretation, the area was called by the ruins of two national (Greek) temples or Christian religion. A case which is not named yet and today it is. So, we come to the third, newer and more true performance of how the name came out.This Greek name came from the corresponding metropolitan village of Lesvos that was destroyed by the Turks. The rescued refugees who came to the area remembered their place in the new village they founded.