Limnos Island (Lemnos)
Limnos (Lemnos) is a fertile, all-
The Limnos Port
There are regular departures from the Piraeus port to the Limnos port and the journey,
including stops at other islands as well, lasts about 19 hours. For a carefree journey
book online your ferry tickets via aktoploika.gr. Mirina is the capital and the
port of the island. You will find the Byzantine Castle, built on the top of the hill,
as well as numerous archaeological findings in Mirina.
Connection With Other Ports
Limnos has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Lavrio,
Agios Efstratios, Chios, Ikaria, Kavala, Lesvos, Mykonos, Patmos, Samos (Vathi, Karlovasi),
You can now book ferry tickets online for Limnos via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to
travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
There are bus itineraries towards most areas and beaches, although enough beaches can be accessed with boats as well. You can also rent your own vehicle from one of the rental agencies available on the island. For both residents’ and travelers’, Limnos provides a small but reliable transportation network, with routes from the island’s capital to all settlements, while during summertime new routes are added, that take passengers straight to the most popular beaches. The central bus station is located about 300 meters from Myrina Port, at Christodoulidou St. Tickets prices are very low, without exceeding 10 euros. You can buy your ticket inside the bus as well. During summertime the routes frequency, especially those that connect Myrina with the most crowded beaches, is increased.
Limnos Guide / Information
Are you looking for an island in the Aegean with isolated beaches even on the 15th
of August which is not however tiny? Museums and archaeological sites, gastronomy,
fine wines, restaurants and taverns? To have rooms to let but also good hotels? Pack
your bags for Limnos! One of the larger islands of the Aegean, 8th in size, because
of its location and shipping and air link lacks, has everything that you look for
in the place of your holiday, without too many tourists that "burn" everything.
Well, centuries ago Zeus was fighting with Hera and the chief of the gods, threw his son Hephaestus from Olympus to the earth of Limnos. The islanders took care of him and as a reward, he taught them the art of metallurgy and installed there his laboratory. The legend needed the presence of the God of fire in order to justify the intense volcanic activity on the island. The science from the other hand confirms that the inhabitants of the island are the first that constructed bronze weapons with metals from Asia Minor.
Limnos, nowadays may be considered as a secluded island, but for centuries was among the most important maritime crossroads that were uniting the Mediterranean with the Black Sea. A focal point!
Start the discovery of this beautiful island from Mirina, its capital. A rock crowned with a Byzantine castle, with hiding places full of deer, separates the two seasides of the city: the Roman and the Turkish. The coastal road with the mansions in roman seaside is one of the most beautiful walks on the island. One of these mansions houses the Archaeological Museum of the island. It is small but very interesting and worthwhile to spend a morning visit.
If you wish to continue your cultural tour you have to visit definitely Poliochne, on the East side of town, where was excavated one of the earliest fortified settlements in Europe with the oldest parliament. Continue to the north, in Hephaestia, a city dedicated to Hephaestus of course with a unique roman theatre and Cabeiro, where the Kebeirion mysteries take place and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots of the island. Enjoy the view to Samothraki and Athos and dare one downhill to the cave of Philoktitis.
The hinterland hides unusual pictures for an island . Almost the entire island consists of small hills with wheat, barley, grapes and vegetables. In the northern part of the island there is a small ...Sahara. Thick beaches, small hills of fine sand and a few scattered brushwood compose purebred African landscape in the northern Aegean Sea!
Descending to the south is worth a stop at the village Kontias where beautiful stone mansions beautify the natural landscape even more. From the mountainous Kontias to Moudros, the largest natural port of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit it, not only for its beauty but also for its historical and mythological importance. For centuries constituted one of the main supply stations for the campaigns of the Greeks in the Black Sea and to the Asian mainland, as well as for the Trojan war.
The island has beaches for all tastes: the beach of Thanos for families with shallow and calm waters, the beaches Plati and Zemata for more social people, and finally there are the beaches for anchorites, Parthenomito, Gomati, Ai-
Besides the beaches, the island has hot springs and mud baths for the more adventurous. So for a hot bathroom, visit the well-
The inhabitants of the island were taught the cultivation of the vine by the son
of Dionysus and Ariadne, Thoa. Two varieties reign on the island, Limnio or Kalambaki,
considered the most ancient Greek variety and Muscat of Alexandria cultivated exclusively
in Limnos. Don't miss to taste the sweet wines produced from overripe grapes of this
variety. Three wineries on the island make their first steps in wine tourism and
have begun to receive visitors. Peter Xatzigeorgiou's winery, in Karpassi, the winery
of Savvoglou and Tsivola with the distinctive title 'Limnos Organic Wines' in Kaspakas
and finally the winery of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Limnos, in Mirina,
are waiting for you to taste fine wines along with the winemakers themselves. And
from wines to cheeses! Two of the most delicious Greek cheese is the kalathaki and
the melichloro or melipasto. Accompany them with local pasta, noodles, valanes and
The island was known as breadbasket from antiquity until today, retains tradition of manufacturing these exceptional pasta made of local grains. The island is famous for its very fresh fish, don't miss the chance to enjoy it in taverns by the sea. Finally, taste the ...historical venizelika, chocolate bites full of nuts which Eleftherios Venizelos enjoyed when he visited the island.
The island’s roads are in good condition, although there are many animals. Goats, wild rabbits and squirrels use to jump or sit in the middle of the road all the time, so don’t drive quickly.
Always have a light jacket with you during nights, especially when you are in mountainous places.
Happy Holidays in Limnos!!!
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