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.
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.
Largest town and the capital of the island it's dominated by the castle and it's characterized by narrow streets & traditional architecture.
Archaeological Museum of Lemnos, Myrina
Housed in the 19th century Turkish administration headquarters, it serves as museum since 1961.
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.
Panagia Kakaviotissa Church
The only roofless chapel in the world that since 1305 stands under a cave opening between the rocks.
Wide and long organized white-sand beach with shallow waters and many amenities offered by the beach bars and the local taverna.
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.
Old Russian Cemetery, Nea Koutali
Hosts 350 Russian Civil War refugees lived here between 1920-1921 when defeated by Bolsheviks.
Ammothines (Sand Dunes) of Lemnos, Katalakko
A 70-acre region covered by fine-sand hills. Also called «Pachies Ammoudies of Limnos» or «Limnos Dessert».
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.
Lemnos International Airport«Hephaestus»
Dedicated to the Greek god of fire & metallurgy, hosts domestic flights in winter & adds international connections and charters during summer.
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.
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.
Parthenomitos Beach, Moudros
Isolated sandy beach that it's not organized and has difficult access but it offers pure natural beauty.
Long, fine-sand and organized beach that is famous for the very shallow waters, a fact that makes it ideal for families with children.
Archaeological Site of Ancient Ifestia
Ancient city that according to excavations was inhabited from 1000 BC until the 11th AD century.
Archaeological Site Poliochni
Prehistoric settlement of the 5th or 4th millennium BC characterized as the oldest city of Europe.
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.
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.
Archeological Site of Kaveirio
Sanctuary dedicated to the enigmatic deities Kaviri, that functioned from the 8th BC to the late 3rd AD.
White fine sand and crystal clear shallow waters characterize one of the most famous and well-organized beaches of the island.
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.