All 14 Lemnos Sightseeing

Here are all the Lemnos sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Lemnos, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.

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All sightseeing in Lemnos

This little island is lying one hour and a half from Lemnos. Agios Efstratios (or Ai Stratis, as it is called by the locals) was a place of exile for the communists from 1928 till 1963. A strong earthquake in 1968 destroyed the traditional architecture of the island.

This is a lake of special natural beauty and a habitat for emigrant and endangered species. It is located on the north eastern side of the island, close to Kondopouli.

Location: Myrina

The Archaeological Museum is housed in a beautiful Neoclassic building in Myrina. During the Turkish occupation, the building was used as the Turkish headquarters. Today, visitors can see various collections, such as findings from the excavations in ancient Ifestia, Kavirio and other sites, which date from the Prehistoric till the Hellenistic period.

Cape Faraklo

This Cape is a wonder of Nature. It is actually a set of red rocks and sand, combined in strange formations. It is located north of Atsiki.

Church of Agios Nikolaos
Location: Myrina
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The church of Agios Nikolaos is located on a hill and overlooks the whole town and the port. It is impressive in size and has strange architecture.

Ecclesiastical Museum
Location: Myrina

The Ecclesiastical Museum is housed in a building in Myrina, near the Holy Cathedral of Lemnos. It has some very impressive Byzantine and post-Byzantine art pieces.

Location: Portiano

Located in the village of Portiano, this Folklore Museum consists of an impressive collection related to Lemnian folklore. The three-storey building which houses the museum is of traditional Lemnian architecture and it has been beautifully preserved. The museum has numerous showrooms, each one with a different theme, according to the collection they exhibit.

Maritime Museum
Location: Nea Koutali

Located in Nea Koutali, the Museum of Maritime Tradition and Sponge Fishing consists of various items which are dedicated to the maritime and sponge diving traditions of Lemnos. The museum provides a lot of information on how these two sections have progressed over the years.

Location: Thanos
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The small chapel in located in the countryside close to Thanos and Plati. It has strange look, as it is built inside a cave.

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The Byzantine Castle of Myrina stands on a hill overlooking the town. It was built by Emperor Andronicus Komninos and it can be accessed only on foot. Some deer live close to the Castle and the locals take good care of them.

This ancient settlement dates from the beginning of the 3rd millenium B.C. and it is thought to be the oldest settlement of Europe. Ancient Poliochni is located 30 km east of Myrina.

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Ifestia was the second most important town on the island in the ancient times. It took its name from Hephaustus, the god of fire, who was the protector of the island.

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The Temple of Kavirio dates from the 7th century BC and it is believed that secret ceremonies were held there.

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The Cave of Philoctetes is located close to the archaeological site of Kaviria. The myth says that the Greeks abandoned a wounded man there, Philoctetes, on the way to the Trojan War.

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