Vacations in Lemnos (Nothern Aegean - Greece)
Lemnos: The island of god Hephaestus with the great wine
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Vacations in Lemnos island - Lemnos, The island of god Hephaestus with the great wine
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Information On Lemnos
Lemnos is located in northern Aegean and it is the eighth largest island of Greece. It has a coastline of about 260 kilometers, which means there are countless beaches to choose from.
Lemnos has a lot of mountainous and seaside villages, while Myrina is the island's capital and central harbor. Myrina is divided in two districts, Romeiko Gialo (a preserved and stately neighborhood) and Tourkiko Gialo, while the castle stands on the hill overseeing the city. The center of eastern Lemnos is Moudros with its natural harbor.
Lemnos may be a volcanic island but it has plenty of green. Its soil is quite fertile and produces excellent products, such as the famous wine of Lemnos. Lemnos was considered to be the sacred island of god Hephaestus, which is explained by the island's volcanic activity and the ancient tradition of metalwork.
Lemnos is an ideal destination for quiet family vacations for those who want to relax and rest. A truly blesses place, unchanged by tourism, which has much to offer to visitors who known what they want.
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Beaches Of Lemnos
Lemnos has countless beaches, almost 100, thanks to its extremely long coastline. Most beaches have sand and shallow sea, while many have the basic tourist infrastructure (umbrellas, sunbeds, etc). Below you can find the list of the main beaches, starting from the northwest edge of the island and moving clockwise.
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Travel To Lemnos
Lemnos is connected with the Lavrio port with a ferry that depart in the night and arrives at dawn, covering the distance in almost 10 hours. Of course the island is accessible from other ports, such as Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupolis, as well as other islands of northern Aegean. Lemnos also has an airport, one of the largest in the Aegean, with daily flights of maximum duration 30 minutes.
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Transportation On Lemnos (Car Rentals)
Lemnos has a good road network which is covered with asphalt for almost all routes, with maximum distance a bit over half an hour. It is best to have your own transportation because the bus schedule is not convenient at all. In case you do not have one, you can rent a car or a bike, or use one of the island's taxis.
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Accommodation On Lemnos (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
The vast majority of the accommodation found on Lemnos is located in Myrina, where it is advised to stay. However, you can find a few rooms to let in other area, like Moudros, Platy and Agios Ioannis.
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Food & Drink On Lemnos
Lemnos has unique flavors like flomaria and aftoudia (traditional handmade pasta) which are served with rabbit stew or braised rooster. Naturally fresh fish and seafood are in abundance. Accompany your meal with local wine or local drinks and the exceptional local cheese types. For dessert you can ask for venizelika, almond and chocolate bites covered by vanilla.
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What To Buy On Lemnos
Lemnos produces excellent cheeses such as feta, kalathaki of Lemnos (similar to feta), melihloro (hard cheese made from sheep milk) and kaskavali (spicy hard cheese). You will also find amazing white and red wine, salted preserves, honey, flomaria (handmade pasta) and venizelika.
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Attractions On Lemnos
You will find the museum in Myrina with a collection of remarkable findings from excavations in Lemnos.
The lovely folklore museum is housed in a two-floor building of Portianou village. Here you will see traditional costumes of Lemnos and everyday life tools.
Here you will find a lot of information regarding the art of sponge diving, which is no longer practiced on Lemnos, and you will see many exhibits.
This remarkable archaeological site includes ruins of public buildings, houses, the ancient theatre, the Kaviron Sanctuary and the temple of the Great Goddess.
The ancient town of Poliohni was founded during the 4th-5th millennium B.C. The most impressive part of the ancient city is the parliament of 4.000 B.C.
The temple of Artemis is open to visitors and it is located within the site of Porto Myrina Palace hotel.
It is also called Paliokastro and it stands proudly over the town of Myrina, while the evenings it is illuminated, making for a beautiful spectacle.
On Lemnos there is a small but very real desert, the only one in Europe. The dunes take up an area of about 70 acres.
The Petrified Forest of Lemnos is in the region of Moudros. The trees were turned to stone when millions of years ago they were covered by the volcanic lava.
At Therma, in a verdant landscape close to Myrina, lie the Hot Springs of Lemnos, with temperatures from 39 to 43 degrees Celcius.
In case you visit the Kaviron Sanctuary it is a great opportunity to check out the water cave of Filoktitis which is right underneath.
Lemnos has some remarkable villages, like Kontias and Romanou, which are worth a visit.
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Alternative Islands To Lemnos
Lemnos is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Agios Efstratios (28 klm from Lemnos)
Samothrace (44 klm from Lemnos)
Lesvos (74 klm from Lemnos)
Thassos (75 klm from Lemnos)
Psara (132 klm from Lemnos)
Oinousses (163 klm from Lemnos)
Ikaria (246 klm from Lemnos)
Samos (247 klm from Lemnos)
Fournoi (257 klm from Lemnos)
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Islands Connected To Lemnos
There is a ferry from Lemnos to the following islands:
Agios Efstratios (direct connection to Lemnos)
Chios (direct connection to Lemnos)
Ikaria (direct connection to Lemnos)
Lesvos (direct connection to Lemnos)
Samos (direct connection to Lemnos)
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