Holidays in Limnos Greece
The charming island of Limnos ( Lemnos ) in the North East Aegean is an island of extreme beauty, with inspiring landscapes and gorgeous scenery located on every corner.
In his writings, Homer mentions that Limnos is the island of "Hephaestus", the God of fire and metal. This influence is obvious when one considers that throughout the centuries, the island has been famed for the quality of the iron mongers who worked here.
The capital town of Limnos is that of Myrini, and here visitors will immediately feel the peace and tranquility that the island offers. The picturesque bays with the soft sandy beaches, and the greenery of the hills, combined with the quaint villages, create a truly magnificent scenery.
Visitors to the island should try and pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum, where you will be able to see a range of exhibits including some very interesting findings dating back to the prehistoric period.
Another attraction that is popular with visitors to Limnos is the fortress and the Roman Port, which is called "Roman Yialos". Visiting these sites will be most rewarding and offer an insight into the historic past of the island.
Limnos has a wonderful selection of accommodation for visitors, including hotels, rooms, apartments and studios to let. You will also find a great selection of traditional fish tavernas.
There are many splendid beaches on Limnos, that are ideal for those hot summer months. Some of the best beaches on Limnos are those of Riha Nera and Avlonas, which are located close to Myrina.
If you have the opportunity, you should head towards Kotsina and Moudros, which is the ancient port of Limnos. Here you will find a wonderful and truly inspiring setting, providing you with an explanation of why the island is getting more and more popular each year.
Limnos has air connections with both Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as boat connections to Pireaus, Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupoli. There are also daily connections by sea to other islands in the East Aegean, as well as to islands in the Sporades and Dodecanese.