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An unusual destination in the Aegean
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Lemnos is not the conventional holiday destination. Wild and unspoiled, it has preserved a remarkable level of authenticity that would appeal to the inquisitive traveller.

Nature and Landscape

The island is of a medium size. It has a flat and monotonous landscape in the east and an increasingly dramatic one to the west. Trees are rare, the vegetation is mostly presented by bush and grasses, vineyards and scattered fig trees. Plentiful wildlife with lots of birds, both local and migratory. Hawks hunting for wild rabbits are a common view. Great flocks of all kinds of birds are observable in the lakes to the east- Aliki and Chortarolimni.

History and monuments

The island has a great history reaching back to the early settlement of the Aegean. Places of particular interest like the Kaveirion, Hephaestia, Koukonisi and Poliochni reflect truly remarkable milestones in history, but do not expect exciting architectural monuments. Older and newer windmills are scattered throughout the countryside bearing witness to the lasting agricultural tradition on the island.

Traditional produce and cuisine

From my experience, and to my surprise, Lemnos is not a top destination for seafood. Seafood of quality is hard to find and often lacks local character and authenticity. Still, do not despair, because the inland has much to offer! Starting with the local sort of wheat- producing a wonderful tasty yellow-colored bread. Lemnos has been exporting this yellow flour since ancient times and was famous with it. Next comes, of course, the great selection of equally famous local wines. Do not miss the Alexandrian Mosxato in all of its varieties. Authentic Lemnian meals like free-range rooster with flomaria (a kind of pasta made from the yellow wheat), traditional wild rabbit (the island nests a population counting millions) with onions, local pasta with molasses and cheese may be also hard to find- but the search is definitely worth it. The best place for local food I have found yet is Mantella tavern in the small village of Sardes, north of Myrina, a place entirely dedicated to traditional cuisine. Browsing the island, do not miss the excellent bee honey and, of course, the local fullmilk sheep yoghurt.

Watersports and fun

Strong constant winds make Lemnos a prefect windsurf destination. Keros beach is among the best places in the area. Cold currents from the Marmara Sea reaching Lemnos provide for a drop in water temperature that make the island less accomodating to snorkellers. Water is generally colder and less salty than the rest of the Aegean.
Nudism is not very common. There are some dedicated beaches like the west part of Thanos beach, but unfortunately Lemnos is still not as welcoming for naturists as neighbouring islands.
Expect no nightlife and wild beach parties. Lemnos is an island of peace and relaxation.

Safety and services

As in the most of Greece, Lemnos is, of course, perfectly safe. Getting used with the heavy military presence takes some time but it brings no more discomfort then the roar of the fighter-jets. Adequate medical service is provided in Myrina. Pharmacies in Myrina and Moudros are well stocked. Do not expect to be able to pay with a credit card, but you could easily find ATMs at every bank office. Gas stations are scattered throughout the island.

If you have become used to a certain image of Greece, get prepared, Lemnos is an island like no other. It may take time to come to terms with its severe character and the dried out, monotonous landscape, but if you manage to find its hidden treasures, you will get rewarded!


cristibolo
cristibolo wrote on Oct 28, 2011

A very good, exhausting review


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Heaven on Earth
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I call it Heaven on Earth. I stayed with my husband on 06/08-15/08/2011 at the apartment n.1 with a magnificent view at a clean, quite, friendly, hospitable environment of Vassilis and Kiriaki. The location is unique and the actual building construction made by stone is quite impressive and makes you feel like home. I could only say that I feel very lucky I stayed there and a big thank you to the owners.



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Place with great natural interest
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Lemnos is a small paradise with fishing villages, verdurous mountains, valleys and great beaches. Lemnos has many villages with great tourist development and others which are deserted. The land of Lemnos satisfies all tastes, there are beautiful coastal villages and others with rocky landscape. The first day in Lemnos was dedicated to a fantastic village called Myrina. The coastal road northern of Myrina led us to some of the best beaches with transparent waters and picturesque churches in Kaspaka, a stone-built village located on the top of a mountain. On your way back from the village, we stopped in Platy, a lively settlement with lovely square and traditional coffee shops. The road leads to Tigani bay with the small coves and the olive groves that reach the sea. Plaka is a beautiful coastal village with a strange characteristic. At the beach of the village there is a long strip of land which looks like a ship. This amazing cape is surrounded by white vessels and big walls. Just outside Plaka there is a church overlooking the Bournias bay. Lemnos will remain an unforgettable trip.



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Out Of Time
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Me and my wife spent 10 days at this splendid place.The nature of the island is very nice and preserved.The view from the hill is magnificent.The houses built in very attractive traditional stile were everything we needed.The hosts Vasili and Kiriaki are kind and helpfull.And at the end this is the ultimate place for sport fishing from the shore.I cought some baracudas (luzos)over 100cm on spinnig.There were also big lavraki(white sea bass)and many other raptor fishes.
Alexander Fudulski,Bulgaria



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Think to move there when retire
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I first visited Lemnos about 10 years ago and since then I go every couple of years. A lovely island, my idea of relaxing holidays! We usually stay in Plati to be close to the beach and the town.

The western side of Lemnos is more developed and more busy, while the western side remains traditional and far from big crowds. Moudros is a great village to have fresh fish and the large port provides nice place to walk, especially at night with all those lights from the yachts and the fishing boats. If you stay out till the early hours, you will see the small fishing boats leaving the port and going to catch fish. So lovely!

Keros and Zemati are amazing beaches with soft sand, but a bit far from popular resorts. If you practise windsurfing, then you will love Keros! Zemati is a bit more difficult to access, which is why it doesn't have many tourists. Lemnos is plenty of archaeological sites if you love history. Mythology says that this was the land of Amazons, the fierce women who lived in a female community and only mated with men for reproduction. My favourite site on Lemnos is Kavirio, where some ancient rituals would take place. Right under Kavirio, there is a lovely sea cave covered by rocks. Do not miss that, it is an amazing place and has so much energy!

Another great spot to visit is the Castle of Myrina, particularly on sunset time. Sometimes, I'm thinking about moving to Lemnos when I retire, but we still have time for that!



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perfect holiday
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We had a warm welcome and the apartment was just as it said it would be.We explored most of the island by car and were always happy to return to the beach at agios ioanni,it really is a lovely place.We would certainly advise on car hire as it is a steep climb from the beach.It is such a great view from the balcony in the mornings,breakfast will never be quite the same again.



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Golden sand and volcanic landscape
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Golden sands with sparkling water, and a volcanic landscape of low mountains and verdant plains have turned Lemnos into this amazing island. I hadn't heard about it until some friends vacationed there and we saw the amazing photos they brought back home. Lemnos is a long trip from Athens. The ferry needed 16 hours to go, but we had cabins and the hour flew. We love travelling by ferry and there wasn't a matter of time in our vacations, so...

We stayed for 10 days in Lemnos, in a studio right on the beach of Plati. We spend all morning at the beach, lunched at the fish taverns and in the afternoon we traveled all the island with our rental car. Climbing up the Castle in Myrina was a nice experience, but go in the evening or you get totally sweat. Around the castle, there live some lovely deer and the locals feed them. They will not harm you but you also not scare them.

Moudros is a picturesque village but you have to cross all the island to get there. By the way, better signs are needed in the roads and more lights. We found it very dangerous to drive in the countryside after sunset because there were practically no lights. Delicious taste of Lemnos are a local bitter cheese (with strange name), honey and wine.



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Beautiful place
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I stayed at the Meltemi apartments in May 2009 and want to say what a magnificent place it is. The hosts (Vasillious and his wife) are extremely friendly and were extremely helpful in advising us what to do and where to go. I will definitely return there soon.

Thank You

Kevin Smith
Sussex England



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looove limnos :-)
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Hi,
not only love limnos island but also always enjoy the hospitaliy of your family and your quiet and cosy apartments!

lots of love from vienna,
Simone



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Delicious traditional products
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Lemnos is a very traditional island and definitely unspoiled by tourism. There are tourist places and beaches to visit, like Riha Nera and Keros, but still, nothing comparable to the tourist islands with the masses of tourists and the extremely crowded places.

Lemnosis popular for its traditional products and especially for a Lemnian cheese, called Kalathaki, which means basket in Greek, because of the cheese setting inside this basket and keeping that shape after. This cheese is very tasty and popular, maybe because it nearly tastes like feta. Other popular products of Lemnos are thyme honey, wine and a traditional made pasta. We tried them all while we were there and also took some honey and kalathaki cheese for home.

For nature lovers, don't miss the lake at the northeast of the island. There are 3 lakes in total that offer a home to many rare species of birds of passage. Most remarkable of all is the group of pink flamingos that visit the lakes each year. Not a very usual sight in Greece.



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