Lemnos Sightseeing

Lemnos sightseeing
Sightseeing: 20 things to see in Lemnos island

Lemnos is an island rich in history and natural beauty. The most special thing about Lemnos island is the strange beaches, vast in size and covered with soft golden sand. Keros, Zematas, Thanos, Agios Ermolaos and Gomati are such fantastic beaches with a desert look. In fact, windsurfing and kite are popular activities at Keros and Zematas. Lemnos is also a place with interesting archaeological sightseeing, dating from the ancient and the Medieval times. Worth to visit are the Medieval Castle of Myrina, Ancient Poliochni, Ancient Ifestia and Kavirion with the Cave of Philoctetes. In Greek mythology, Lemnos was a special island as this was the homeland of the Amazons and also the place where god Hephaestus had his workshop.

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In this section, you can see the best Lemnos Sightseeing but also things to see by location.
You can also view all things to see in Lemnos by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.

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Best Sightseeing

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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 millennium B.C. and it is thought to be the oldest settlement in 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 ancient times. It took its name from Hephaestus, 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.

Best villages

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Location: On the western side of the island
Description: Myrina is the capital and the biggest town of the island. It is known for its nice waterfront, Neoclassical mansions and the strong fortress on top of a hill overlooking the town.

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Location: 27 km east of Myrina
Description: Moudros is the second biggest town of Lemnos and has a lovely port for fishing boats. Moudros was the base of operation for the Greek fleet in the First World War.

Best beaches

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Location: 2 km south of Myrina
Description: This is the best organized beach on Lemnos, with fish taverns, cafeterias and many watersports centres.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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Location: 4 km south of Myrina
Description: This long beach has soft sand and clean water. A part of this beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 32 km north east of Myrina
Description: Keros is a large beach with soft sand, located on the eastern side of the island. The strong wind makes this beach great for windsurfing and other water sports.

Type: Sandy, Partly Organized, Secluded, Windsurfing

Location: 40 km north east of Myrina
Description: Zematas is a well organized beach with sun beds, umbrellas and fish taverns. The wind that blows in the area is great for windsurfing and other water sports.

Type: Sandy, Non Organised, Secluded, Windsurfing

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