LEMNOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Lemnos on our travel guide! Lemnos (or Limnos) is a large island sitting in the northeastern Aegean Sea, between Lesvos and Thassos. Due to its long distance from Athens, Lemnos is one of those Greek islands that has managed to stay under the radar, so it is a rather secluded place, even during the summer. Its unspoiled charm makes it a great destination for those who seek privacy and relaxation.
Lemnos boasts a beautiful natural setting. It is packed with mountains, while its coastline is fringed with sandy bays. Except for Myrina Lemnos and Plati, which are somehow touristy, the rest of Lemnos beaches are vast and offer total privacy. Some of them are perfect for windsurfing, which is slowly becoming a thing in Lemnos!
Lemnos Greece also has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing! The Medieval Castle of Myrina, the Ancient Poliochni, the Ancient Kavirio and the legendary cave of Philoctetes are not to be missed!
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MORE ABOUT LEMNOS GREECE
Lemnos Greece is quite a big island off the beaten tourist trail. This island 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 in Lemnos, 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 Lemnos, you’ll also find a wide selection of Lemnos hotels, accommodations, restaurants, cafes, and facilities.
And what can we say about Lemnos beaches? The endless sandy shores of the island are wonderful! The best part is, most of them are secluded, offering total privacy to visitors. What’s more, many of the island’s beaches are ideal for windsurfing, an activity that becomes more and more popular every year in Lemnos!
Limnos is the perfect island for private and relaxing holidays away from the hustle and bustle!
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HOW TO GET TO LIMNOS?
A popular way to reach Lemnos is by ferry from the port of Piraeus, in Athens. Lemnos can also be reached by plane (International airport).
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Lemnos! From Lemnos sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Lemnos holidays experience!
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.