TRAVEL GUIDE TO LEMNOS
Lemnos Greece (or Limnos) is an Eastern Aegean island, located between Lesvos and Thassos. Its secluded location far away from Athens along with its wonderful natural landscape make it a great alternative destination! It is full of historic sites and secluded beaches that offer windsurfing opportunities.
Lemnos island is reachable from Athens by plane and by ferry. It is also connected by ferry with Ikaria, Chios, Rhodes and Samos.
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Lemnos is quite a big island off the beaten tourist trail. It stands out for its endless sandy shores, mountainous villages and interesting archaeological sites.
Trivia: According to Mythology, the ancient Greek god Hephaestus used to run a chopper workshop on the island. That’s why the locals built a town named Hephaestia in his honor.
Sightseeing is one of the best things to do, as the island is full of ancient monuments. The Ancient Kavirio is a must-visit! It is a place strongly related to secret religious ceremonies, so it oozes a mysterious charm.
Right below the Ancient Kavirio, there’s the Cave of Philoctetes, a legendary hero who was abandoned there on his way to Troy.
Other must-visits are the Medieval Castle on a hill above Myrina, the island’s capital! In Myrina, you’ll also find a wide selection of hotels, restaurants, cafes and other facilities.
And what can we say about the island's beaches? The endless sandy shores of Lemnos are wonderful! The best part is, most of them are secluded, offering total privacy to visitors.
What’s more, some of the island’s beaches are ideal for windsurfing & kitesurfing, an activity that becomes more and more popular every year on the island!
Lemnos is the perfect island for private and relaxing holidays away from the hustle and bustle!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
In Lemnos, you will discover all types of hotels for your stay, including small boutique hotels, larger building complexes with a swimming pool, traditional houses, apartments and villas in a peaceful setting!
Most hotels are located near the sea, but a few can be found in more remote places or in picturesque villages.
The best areas for accommodation are the port of Myrina, Platy and Agios Ioannis.
Some of the most popular hotels are Angelikon Luxury Apartments, Keros Blue and Varos Village.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The island can be reached by plane from the airport of Athens. An other way is by ferry but the trip is long. A popular route is from the mainland port of Kavala. The island is also connected by ferry to other islands of the Aegean like Ikaria, Chios, Rhodes and Samos..
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF LEMNOS
Discover the highlights of Lemnos to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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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.
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.
The Sand Dunes are located in the northern part of the island. There are constantly changing shape and dimension with the wind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The waterfalls are located near the beach of Agios Ioannis, on the west side of the island. There are 2 of them: Ragavas waterfalls and "Hanging water".
Windsurfing and kitesurfing are very popular at the eastern side of this Greek island, especially in the beaches of Keros, Zematas and Gomati.