Limnos is one of the Greek North Eastern Aegean islands, (the eighth largest), with a coastline of 260km. It is located between the Athos Peninsula and the west coast of Turkey, having a population of approximately 16,000 inhabitants.
Every year, Limnos attracts thousands of people from Greece and abroad who come to enjoy a relaxed and full of experiences vacation. The traditional villages of the island are full of old houses and mansions with tiled roofs and white or colored walls. Limnos is also famous for its numerous, (more than 100), sandy beaches with shallow waters and various water-sports activities, such as windsurfing and water skiing.
During high season there are regular flights connecting Limnos with Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos. The airport is located 19km. east from the capital town of Myrina.
Limnos is a volcanic island and the richness of its ideal for the production of wine. The island was famous for its vineyards since antiquity. More precisely, Aristotle has written about the traditional red wine, called «Limnio». Locally, that wine is known as «Kalambaki».
The port of Limnos is dominated by the ruins of a 13th century Venetian castle. In the cobbled streets, the visitor can find various tavernas, hotels, traditional cafeterias and nightclubs.
Finally, the strategic position of the island has been an important military base for a very long time.
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Limnos with one of the prettiest harbours in Greece, beautiful beaches and picturesque, traditional villages untouched by modern-day tourism, hardly fits with any Greek Island stereotypes. It lies low with gently rolling hills, a lush green carpet in the spring that becomes cracling yellow-brown in the summer. The landscape is dotted with fields of grain, quirky scarerows and beehives.
Limnos was famous since antiquity for its vineyiards; Aristotle wrote about the traditional red wine of the island, produced from a very ancient and unique variety of grape that he called Limnio (locally referred as Kalambaki).
It was the holy island of the smithy god Hephaistos (Vulcan), who was worshipped on Mount Moschylus, which in ancient times emitted a fiery jet of asphaltic gas. Today Limnos' volcanic past is manifest in its astringent hot springs and the highly sulphuric Limnian Earth, found near Repanidi, used from ancient times until Turkish occupation for healing wounds and stomach aches.
Evgati Beautiful sandy beach (1 Km from Kondias)
Keros Sandy, one of the best, the most popular.
Plati Sandy beach.
Riha Nera Fine grains of golden sand, swallow waters.
Romaikos Yialos Shallow waters
Thanos Beautiful golden stretch of sand.
By sea: Frequent connections with Lesvos (Mytelene), Hios and Kavala. There are also connections with Rafina, Piraeus, Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki.
By hydrofoil: There are links with Lesvos, Samos, and Hios.
By air: Daily service from Athens and Thessaloniki. There are direct charter flights from Europe.
There is a bus service to Varo, Lyhna, Moudro, Roussopouli, Kaminia, Agia Sofia, Caspaka, Korno, Agio Dimitrio, Pedino, Portiano, Rimano, Kalliopi, Panagia, Plaka. Car, bike rentals and taxis are available.
There are discos, bars, cafes and tavernas. You cannot get bored.