Limnos Island Travel Guide
Things to Do
catch the sun man!
Good for relaxing holidays
Not a lot of con's that I can think of ???
In a nutshell
No mass tourism - a lovely harbour - we will return
Myrina, the capital
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...
Time to swim!
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 KerosSome...
Walk up in the castle for a nice view of Myrina. The basic part build back in 16th century. Say hello to the deers on the way! Yes, there are deers inside there! :)There’s no entrance fee.
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...
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...
Archeological Site of Kaviria, Limnos
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.
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...
See below: Local Greek Cuisine
As you walk along Romaikos Yialos, the restaurants and bars seem to alternate. We had planned to take photographs of our favourite restaurants, but - well perhaps next year. There is so much choice in Myrina - but our favourites in addition to Limenakia were La Terrain,...
Limenakia: Fresh Fish
There are half a dozen restaurants on the harbour at Myrina - all good - but our favourite had to be Limenakia - at the end of the small harbour - before you turn right. Limenakia is the restaurant that has blue and yellow check table clothes and offers an abundance of...
A lot of choices
You will find some nice restaurants with typical greek foods and most of them had good prices. Of course, as everywhere in Greece, you can have a souvlaki, a cheap and tasteful food.
Car Hire !!
The Best way to Tour Limnos is to hire your own transportation, We hired a car from " Holiday Car rentals " and found them Very Good. They have an office both in Myrina and at the Airport. Their prices are reasonable and their vehicles are in good condition and well...
How to go and move around
The easy way is to go there is by plane. There are two flights every day and in 35’ from Athens you are there. You can also fly from Limnos to Thesaloniki, Rhodes, Lesvos, Samos, ChiosThe other way is by boat. From Lavrio is almost 18 hours! There are 4 boats per week.From...
Where to shop
The basic commercial area is at the port and generally up to the main shopping at the north. Some local cheese is very typical but a nice present will be the ouzo of Limnos.Ouzo is one of the most famous greek booze and people drink it often with fishes especially in the...
Unique of its kind: Kalathaki Cheese of Limnos Island
The “kalathaki” cheese variety originates in the island of Lemnos. It is worthwhile to taste and purchase it. Protected by an appellation of origin, it has won fans worldwide.It is a white cheese, round in shape and soaked in brine. It has small holes filled with droplets of...
Beware of Flying Babies !
The only downside to an absolutely fabulous holiday - was the flight home. Although some passengers were travelling with Greek Sun and Sunvil - both companies offering superb accommodation on off the beaten track islands - together with Thomas Cook staying at a large hotel on the outskirts of Myrina, the majority of the aircrafts passengers were with a fourth tour operator - and we had the misfortune to share the flight home with an extremely large number of screaming babies, whose parents thought it was perfectly acceptable to sit in the main departure lounge at Limnos Airport - changing their 'darling little offsprings nappies'. I believe that two weeks of leaving their babies with nannies whilst they went off to enjoy all the activies on offer had somewhat addled their brains, Not mentioning any names as to which company they were staying with - but it wasn't with any of the companies named above! Next time, I may well consider flying to Athens and then getting the local flight down to Limnos since there is only the one weekly direct flight from Gatwick.
Updated Nov 2, 2008
The beach of Louri
Not too many people go to this beach, which is why I am writing this tip as "off the beaten path". It is at the south east edge of the island. A very nice sandy beach. although it is a bit rocky in the water. The drive through the villages on the way is also very pleasant....
" The White Elephant "
This place Really Intrigued me !! Developers built this Huge Great " White Elephant " in the late 80's, it was only open for two seasons before it closed !! The hotel had 800 beds + all the apartments and condominiums set around it. What a Fabulous Setting -- overlooking "...
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Without Doubt one of the Best things about Limnos is the Miles and Miles of deserted beaches, I'm not going to name a specific beach on this tip though -- Just pick any of the small dirt roads and see where it takes you !!?? We found Beautiful sandy and Empty beaches south of Moudros -- Bathing-suits are definitely " optional " on these beaches so take plenty of sun-block !!!!!!
Written Jul 21, 2003
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Some useful phones at Mirina are:Police:2254022200General Hospital:2254082000If you need a post office or a bank go there 8:30-14:00 monday to friday
Just a Great Island !!!
Difficult to say exactly what my " Favourite " was !!?? The Ancient sites were Fantastic -- The Deserted beaches were Incredible, The Island's People were Friendly and Helpful !! -- Just a Great Island I suppose !!!
One fond memory I had was of visiting the Ancient site of...
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