Plan your Lemnos Holidays

    Lemnos is a large island in North Eastern Aegean, located between Lesvos and Thassos. Due to the large distance from Athens, Lemnos island has not developed in tourism and remains a secluded place even in high season. The island distinguishes for the wild mountainous geology and the large sandy beaches all around the coastline. Far from Myrina and Plati, the main tourist places of Lemnos Greece, these sandy beaches are almost vast and ideal for total privacy. Some of them are great for windsurfing, a sports that is gradually developing on the island over the last years. Important sightseeings to visit during your Lemnos holidays are the Medieval Castle of Myrina, Ancient Poliochni, Ancient Kavirio and the legandary cave of Philoctetes.

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    Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece

    Lemnos island holidays guide

    A large island totally off the beaten track, Lemnos in Greece surprises visitors with the deserted beaches, the mountainous villages and the interesting archaeological sites. This is a great destination for total relaxation.


    General information

    Have a look on our travel guide about Lemnos and find out all the useful information to plan your Lemnos holidays. See lists with the most beautiful beaches, villages and sights in Lemnos island. Also see our photos, videos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.


    Things to see and do

    Lemnos Myrina Castle

    The island of Lemnos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Eastern Aegean islands group. There are many interesting sightseeings around Lemnos island, a place with long history and strong references in the Greek mythology. In fact, the myth says that this was the island where god Hephaestus had his copper workroom, which is why there was an ancient town dedicated to his honor, Ifestia. Also you will find the oldest town in Europe, Ancient Poliochni, that dates from the beginning of the 3rd century BC.

    On the north eastern side of Lemnos island, there is the Ancient Kavirio, a place strongly connected to secret religious ceremonies and right below Kavirio there is the Cave of Philoctetes, the legendary hero who was abandoned there on the way to Troy. Very interesting is also the Medieval Castle on the hill above Myrina, the capital of the island. Holidays in Lemnos is a perfect experience for total relaxation.


    Our travel services

    Organize your holidays in Lemnos through our travel services: see the hotels we suggest on the island and book ferry tickets from Athens or other islands.


    Accommodation

    Hotels in Lemnos

    The beaches around Myrina concentrate the majority of hotels in Lemnos, with the beach of Platy offering many good options as well. Since tourist development is limited in Lemnos, hotels are not large resorts and family places with simple facilities. You will find many traditionally decorated studios, small apartments, and charming rooms in Lemnos island. Choose a place by the beach side to be in a walking distance from the sea.


    Highlights in Lemnos

    Small port of Myrina
    Myrina is the capital and main centre of activities in Lemnos. This is a lovely place with a strong Medieval Castle on the hill above the town and many seaside taverns along the port.
    Organized beach of Plati
    Plati is the most organized beach in Lemnos, with many taverns, beach studios and water sports centres. This is a relaxing place to spend an entire day at the sea.
    Interesting site of Kavirio
    Dating from the 7th century BC, the sanctuary of Kavirio has been connected to many ancient mystic ceremonies. It is located on the north eastern side of the island.
    Sandy beach of Thanos
    Thanos is an organized and relaxing beach, lined up with few beach cafeterias, taverns and studios. However, it does not get crowded but remains a nice relaxing beach.
    Medieval Castle of Myrina
    On the hill above the town of Myrina, there is an imposing Medieval Castle that offers panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. Lovely deer live at the foot of the castle.
    Ancient Theatre of Ifestia
    In the ancient times, Ifestia was the second most important town in Lemnos. It was dedicated to Hephaestus, the god of fire and protector of the island.
    Ancient town of Poliochni
    Dating from the beginning of the 3rd millenium BC, Poliochni is the oldest settlement in Europe. This is a very interesting ancient site to visit.
    Windsurfing in Keros beach
    Windsurfing and kitesurfing are very popular at the eastern side of this Greek island, especially in the beaches of Keros, Zematas and Gomati.

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