Limnos

Island in North Aegean

Memorable for its extraordinary cuisine, local produce, and heavenly beaches, Limnos is also home to a desert. Yes, sand dunes, wild goats and all.

Limnos Attractions

A picture showing the Castle of Myrina on the island of Lemnos.
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Myrina Castle

Medieval fort and trademark of Myrina that was initially built by the Byzantines in 1186 but mainly reconstructed by Venetians, Genoese & Turks.

A photo showing the roofless chapel Panagia Kakaviotissa on Limnos island.
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Panagia Kakaviotissa Chapel

The only roofless chapel in the world that since 1305 stands under a cave opening between the rocks.

A photo showing some remains of the Archeological Site of Kaveirio on Lemnos island.
distant ≈ 37.7km

Kaveirio Archeological Site

Sanctuary dedicated to the enigmatic deities Kaviri, that functioned from the 8th BC to the late 3rd AD.

An aerial photo showing the remains of the Archaeological Site of Ancient Ifestia on Lemnos island.
distant ≈ 34.2km

Ancient Ifestia Archaeological Site

Ancient city that according to excavations was inhabited from 1000 BC until the 11th AD century.

A photo of the remains at the Archaeological Site of Poliochni on the island of Lemnos.
distant ≈ 34.3km
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Archaeological Site Poliochni

Prehistoric settlement of the 5th or 4th millennium BC characterized as the oldest city of Europe.

Old Russian Cemetery, Nea Koutali

Hosts 350 Russian Civil War refugees lived here between 1920-1921 when defeated by Bolsheviks.

Limnos Things to Do

Lemnos Desert «Ammothines»

A 70-acre region covered by fine-sand hills. Also called «Pachies Ammoudies of Limnos» or «Limnos Dessert».

A photo showing two people at the vast Aliki Salt Lagoon of Lemnos island.
distant ≈ 37.4km

Aliki Salt Lagoon

At the northeast part of the island, in winter it's filled with sea water which evaporates in summer leaving behind salt of excellent quality.

Limnos Museums

Archaeological Museum of Lemnos, Myrina

Housed in the 19th century Turkish administration headquarters, it serves as museum since 1961.

Folklore Museum of Portianou

Founded in 1995, it's housed in a two-story building of traditional architecture & hosts items of everyday life dating from the 19th century.

Limnos Beaches

A picture showing the amenities of a beach bar lying on the beach of Zematas on Lemnos island.
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distant ≈ 42.5km

Zematas Beach

White fine sand and crystal clear shallow waters characterize one of the most famous and well-organized beaches of the island.

Evgatis Beach

Wide and long organized white-sand beach with shallow waters and many amenities offered by the beach bars and the local taverna.

A picture of the beach of Chavouli including some people and a kite surfing.
distant ≈ 25.2km

Chavouli Beach, Moudros

Peaceful white fine-sand beach with shallow waters and the local beach bar to offer basic amenities and a beach volley court.

An overview showing the vast beach of Gomati on Lemnos island.
distant ≈ 21.3km

Gomati Beach

Peaceful, sandy, & shallow beach at the north island coast that has a beach bar and is accessible with a 10-minute driving via a dirt road.

A photo showing a part of Kotsinas beach on the island of Lemnos.
photo: Ted Potters
distant ≈ 28.4km

Kotsinas Beach

Long, fine-sand and organized beach that is famous for the very shallow waters, a fact that makes it ideal for families with children.

A picture with an umbrella and a windsurfer in the background taken on the beach of Keros on Lemnos island.
photo: User: Nikolaos at wts wikivoyage
distant ≈ 36.4km

Keros Beach

Sandy-shallow waters and 4 kilometres long beach ideal for campers & caravan owners as well as for kite & windsurfers due to the strong winds.

A picture showing a part of the Parthenomitos beach of Lemnos.
photo: TB5050
distant ≈ 27.9km

Parthenomitos Beach, Moudros

Isolated sandy beach that it's not organized and has difficult access but it offers pure natural beauty.

A photo of the hill of the castle and the Romeikos Gialos Beach in the city of Myrina.
photo: User: Nikolaos at wts wikivoyage

Romeikos Gialos Beach, Myrina

Sandy, shallow beach north of the castle & next to the homonymous neighborhood with neoclassical buildings but also nearby bars, cafés, & shops.

Limnos Settlements

Myrina Town

Largest town and the capital of the island it's dominated by the castle and it's characterized by narrow streets & traditional architecture.

Moudros Port Town

Contemporary port located in a safe windless bay. It belongs to the second biggest island settlement and it's ideal for an evening promenade.

Questions & Answers about Limnos

Why Visit Limnos?
  • Over 40 villages and settlements promise culinary and attraction experiences.
  • Famous for its local products like cheeses, honey, cereals, pasta, and wines.
  • A volcanic island without any forests but with fertile cultivated plains.
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