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Vacations in Lemnos (Nothern Aegean - Greece)

Lemnos: The island of god Hephaestus with the great wine

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Area Nothern Aegean Best for All
Perfecture Lesvou Cost Low
Access Ship Size 476 Square Kilometers
Beaches All Distance 380 Kilometers

Vacations in Lemnos island - Lemnos, The island of god Hephaestus with the great wine

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Why Lemnos

  • To dive in countless beautiful beaches
  • To visit the only desert in Europe
  • To walk in the castle photographing the deers
  • To relax in a destination untouched by tourism

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.
  • Riha Nera (West Lemnos): A long organized stretch of sand with shallow sea, the most popular of the beaches in this area.
  • Avlonas (West Lemnos): Organized but rather quiet with thick sand and thin pebble.
  • Platy (West Lemnos): One of the most famous beaches of Lemnos, large and organized.
  • Agios Giannis (West Lemnos): A cute beach with sand and clear shallow sea in a lovely landscape.
  • Skidi (Southwest Lemnos): A cute sandy beach with crystal clear shallow water.
  • Evgatis (Southwest Lemnos): A long popular beach with nice fine sand and clear sea.
  • Thanous (Southwest Lemnos): The large stunning beach of Thanous is one of the best on Lemnos. It has nice light sand and shallow clean sea.
  • Louri (Southeast Lemnos): A beautiful unorganized beach with delightful thick sand.
  • Parthenomytos (Southeast Lemnos): Fine sand, crystal sea and a beautiful landscape. One of the top beaches of Lemnos.
  • Diapori (Southeast Lemnos): A quiet beach with sand and deep water on Kontia bay.
  • Mikro Fanaraki - Megalo Fanaraki (South Lemnos): Two nice organized neighboring beaches with easy access that attract a lot of tourists.
  • Neftina (Northeast Lemnos): A quiet long beach with fine light sand and blue sea.
  • Zematas (Northeast Lemnos): One of the most popular beaches of Lemnos thanks to its fine white sand and crystal clear blue-green shallow waters.
  • Gomati (North Lemnos): A large beautiful beach with some small sand dunes and a deserted tank from the World War II.
  • Agios Ermolaos (North Lemnos): A lovely beach with clear blue sea and thin sand, but with difficult access through a dirt road.
  • Kotsinas (North Lemnos): A long family beach with shallow warm sea and easy access.
  • Keros (East Lemnos): One of the most popular beaches of Lemnos thanks to the small sand dunes where sea lilies sprout.
  • Kokkinovrahos (East Lemnos): The peaceful beach of Poliohni is a large, loverly stretch of sand.

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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

Lemnos Arcaeological Museum

You will find the museum in Myrina with a collection of remarkable findings from excavations in Lemnos.

Lemnos Folklore Museum

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.

Sponge Museum

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.

Archaeological site of Hephaestia

This remarkable archaeological site includes ruins of public buildings, houses, the ancient theatre, the Kaviron Sanctuary and the temple of the Great Goddess.

Parliament of Poliohni

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.

Artemis Temple

The temple of Artemis is open to visitors and it is located within the site of Porto Myrina Palace hotel.

Myrina Castle

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.

Desert - Pachies Ammoudies

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.

Lemnos Petrified Forest

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.

Hot Springs

At Therma, in a verdant landscape close to Myrina, lie the Hot Springs of Lemnos, with temperatures from 39 to 43 degrees Celcius.

Filoktitis Cave

In case you visit the Kaviron Sanctuary it is a great opportunity to check out the water cave of Filoktitis which is right underneath.

Mountainous Villages

Lemnos has some remarkable villages, like Kontias and Romanou, which are worth a visit.

Panagia Kakaviotissa

Panagia Kakaviotissa is the only church in the world without a roof, and it is highly atmospheric since it is also located inside the carved steep rocks.

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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)
Chios (141 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)
Psara (direct connection to Lemnos)
Samos (direct connection to Lemnos)

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