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.

Attractions, Beaches & Things to Do in Limnos

Port of Limnos, Myrina

The main port of the island that offers ferry-boat connections with the Greek capital, Kavala in northern Greece, & numerous Aegean islands.

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Castle of Myrina

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

↑ N
< 1km

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.

↗ NE
< 1km

Archaeological Museum of Lemnos, Myrina

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

↗ NE
≈ 1.2km
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.

↗ NE
≈ 1.3km

Panagia Kakaviotissa Church

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

→ E
≈ 6.1km

Evgatis Beach

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

↘ SE
≈ 8.6km

Folklore Museum 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.

→ E
≈ 14.6km

Old Russian Cemetery, Nea Koutali

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

→ E
≈ 19km

Ammothines (Sand Dunes) of Lemnos, Katalakko

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

↗ NE
≈ 20.3km

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.

↗ NE
≈ 21.3km

Lemnos International Airport

«Hephaestus»

Dedicated to the Greek god of fire & metallurgy, hosts domestic flights in winter & adds international connections and charters during summer.

→ E
≈ 23.1km

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.

→ E
≈ 25km

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.

→ E
≈ 25.2km
A picture showing a part of the Parthenomitos beach of Lemnos.
photo: TB5050

Parthenomitos Beach, Moudros

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

→ E
≈ 27.9km
A photo showing a part of Kotsinas beach on the island of Lemnos.
photo: Ted Potters

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.

↗ NE
≈ 28.4km

Archaeological Site of Ancient Ifestia

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

↗ NE
≈ 34.2km

Archaeological Site Poliochni

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

→ E
≈ 34.3km
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

Keros Beach, Moudros

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

→ E
≈ 36.4km

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.

→ E
≈ 37.4km

Archeological Site of Kaveirio

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

↗ NE
≈ 37.7km

Zematas Beach

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

↗ NE
≈ 42.6km

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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