Limnos Island Things to Do

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    Platy Beach

    by jodool Written Mar 12, 2014

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    Platy beach is where I worked and lived last summer and this summer coming up. really nice calm beach, never any waves, shallow, perfect for families, or to watch the water sports in the bay. BEST SUNSET ON THE ISLAND!!
    the evenings really liven up with all the locals hanging around till about 9 or 10 and a couple of really nice bars that stay open late in the middle of the bay with good music.

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    Sand Dunes

    by jodool Written Mar 12, 2014

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    So the sand dunes are quite hard to find but they are so worth the effort. amazing bright orange sand dunes. (see pictures)
    best place is: once you get to the car park right at the top, walk as far up and across as possible, that's where the real dunes are!!

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    Salt Flats / Flamingo Lake

    by jodool Written Mar 12, 2014

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    The Flamingos are quite a well known attraction on Lemnos but what most people don't know about are the salt flats that appear when the lake dries out in the summer and the flamingos leave.
    they are an amazing sight and really good fun (especially if you have rented a car, as its easy to drive onto and do some doughnuts and drifting)

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    Keros Windsurfing and kite surfing

    by jodool Written Mar 12, 2014

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    Keros beach is a worldwide attraction for windsurfers and kite surfers. two separate clubs provide the most advanced high tech kit available and the wind is amazing almost every day during the summer months

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    Abandoned Hotel

    by jodool Written Mar 12, 2014

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    An amazing ruin of a former resort on the central north coast of the island. 7 stories high in places, guess around 1,000 capacity if not more in its time.
    various rumours about how this vast resort was abandoned, most convincing from a local was: the place was built on borrowed money from the government, it was up and running for just one year and in that time not a single bill or employer was paid and at the end of the summer the owners took all the money that had been made in that year and ran for it! resulting in the employees gutting the place for all it was worth!!
    the grounds are magnificent and in its day was obviously a luxurious place to stay.
    be very careful inside the hotel itself, parts have fallen down, most of it is very dark and its just generally very dangerous so NOT ADVISED WITH CHILDREN but great fun to explore with a few mates.

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    Myrina, the capital

    by mindcrime Updated Sep 1, 2011

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    Nice roofs!

    Myrina is the capital town and the basic port of Limnos. Its name comes from an ancient queen Myrina. The castle up in the hill split the town in two parts, the port and the seaside.
    We spended most of our time in Limnos here in Myrina, during the day walking around the streets and alleys, checking the local architecture (a lot of lovely houses with red tiles).

    There are some museums to check:
    Archeological Museum of Lemnos, It’s located at 3story building at Romeiko Yalos with items that had been found all over the island.
    Byzantine Museum, with a lot of items related to orthodox church, check also the Cathedral of Agia Triada

    But also during the night we stayed in Myriba because the nightlife action of the island (some café, pubs etc) takes place here, nothing to get excited with but at least we had some beers :)

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    Time to swim!

    by mindcrime Updated Sep 1, 2011

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    where is everybody?!

    Relax at one of the many non croweded beaches like Parthenomytos, Nevgatis, Thanos etc On August there are some people but even then Limnos is less touristic island than many others.

    For windsurfing try Keros beach,30km NE of Myrina or Kematas beach which is near Keros

    Some organized beaches (and more popular too) can be found at the eastern side:
    Plati, here you can find watersport facilities, restaurants and cafes
    Riha Nera,
    Thanos, long sandy beach with some sunbeds and umbrellas
    Agios Ioannis, usually crowded in summer due to its proximity to Myrina
    Romaikos Gyalos

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    The port

    by mindcrime Updated Sep 1, 2011

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    the port

    I liked to walk in the port a lot. The fishermen were bringing their fishes, people stroll around, nice views, especially during the night.

    I also had the opportunity to talk with some of the local fishermen, for them the most important was the weather and the season, they didn’t really care about tourism.

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  • Poliochni

    by dimilag Written May 15, 2007

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    Poliochni

    Poliochni is the most important archaeological site in Limnos island. Here the Italians archaeologists discovered seven different layers of civilization, one on the top of the other, dating back to the very dawn time. The Neolithic town predates the Egyptian dynasties, the Minoan Kingdoms of Crete, and even the earliest level of Troy. Walls and remains of the next oldest town (2000 BC) which was probably destroyed by an earthquake or another geological phenomenon and claims the oldest baths in the Agean. The third city dates back to the Copper Age while the top Bronze Age settlement was contemporary with the Mycenaeans. Close to Poliohni is the abandoned monastery of Agios (Saint) Sozon.

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  • Archeological Site of Kaviria, Limnos

    by dimilag Written May 15, 2007

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    Archaeological Site of Kaviria

    In Kaviria, there are remains of a sanctuary connected with the cult of Kabiroi on Samothraki. The temple with the bases of 12 Doric columns, built in around 6th-7th century BC, was dedicated to Thracian Aphrodite.

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  • Hephaistia

    by dimilag Written May 15, 2007

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    Hephaistia

    Hephaistia is an ancient site, was the largest and most significant town in classical times. It was built in 1000 and survived for over 2000 years. Hephaistia took its name from Hephaistos, god of fire and metal working. According to Mythology, Hephaistos landed in Limnos after being hurled from Mount Olympus by Zeus, the fall leaving him lame for ever. Much of the site remains unexcavated, but there are scant remains of a theatre and a temple dedicated to the god.

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    Chortarolimni

    by StefanosS Updated Nov 12, 2005

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    Flamingo at Chortarolimni, Limnos island

    Limnos couldn't be defined as an island rich in vegetation and sources of water. However the lakes Alyki and Chortarolimni change radically the entire landscape, giving the impression of a little oasis. In recent years, they were identified as a very important aquatic biotope because of the presence of the flamingos. Travel guides say that these wonderful birds choose the lakes of Limnos to repair to in wintertime, and they leave at its end. Although, other tourists told me that they had already visited the lake and watched the beautiful birds. So I visited Chortarolimni on mid September and a lot of flamingos were really there !!!

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    Portiano

    by StefanosS Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    The village initially was sited in the place “Saint Spyridon”, near Kontias village. There today exist remains of the old cemetery. The residents abandoned the old village about 300 years ago, because of an epidemic of cholera (around 1700AD). They had already memories of an epidemic of plague that had affected the island on 1349-50AD.

    The name Portiano has Latin origin, from the words “Porto juno”, that is to say “new harbour”. This harbour was made by the Venetians on the beach to the S.E. of the old village, where a Venetian tower is still standing.

    At Portiano part of the allied forces were camped in 1915 during the WWI expedition of Kallipolis. Many deads of this tragic expedition are burried in the allied cemetery, that exists by the village.

    The initiative of the locals of Portiano village created a small yet surprising Folklore Museum. Among the interesting articles, you can see the armchair where the young Winston Chaurchill used to sit, during the WWI operation of landing on Kallipolis.

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    Poliochni

    by StefanosS Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    Poliochni is one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean Sea, developed along the 3rd millennium BC and destroyed probably by an earthquake. Poliochni belongs to the North-East Aegean civilization, same with Troy on the west coast of Asia Minor. The discovered building phases cover a continuous period of more than 1,000 years and archaeologists distinguish them by color names.

    Initially it was revealed on the summer of 1930 by the Italian Archaeological School of Athens; excavation and restoration works were carried out in 1930-1936, 1951-1956 and 1986-1995. Today it is a well organized archaeological site.

    The first traces of this settlement go back to the Early Copper Era, on the borderline between 4th and 3rd millennium BC. It is sited on the top of a cliff of Vroskopos bay, on the east coast of Limnos island, near Kaminia village.

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    Myrina

    by StefanosS Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    Myrina, Limnos island, Greece
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    Myrina, the capital city and the biggest port of Limnos island, is inhabited since the prehistoric ages and has the name of an ancient queen of the island. Some traces of the Classic Ages fortification can be seen on the seaside. It is built between two coves, around the castle dominating the seaside and the port. It has many traditional houses covered with red ceramic tiles, scenic paved alleys and a lot of poplar trees, plane trees and eucalyptus. Many sandy beaches are near it.

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