Lemnos is a lowland island with stone-built villages and hospitable inhabitants. It is a place that preserves its traditional color and popular culture, a gastronomic destination thanks to its rich local production. The rich history of the island starts from mythology, while its geological morphology creates many attractions that enchant the visitor. A visit to the island of Hephaestus is an experience that will be unforgettable for the traveller!
Traditional Villages and Settlements
Beaches awarded with a blue flag
Coastline, the fourth island in Greece
Lemnos is an island with mild tourist development and the inhabitants are open-hearted, warm and hospitable people.
Unique archeological sites such as Poliochni, Ifestia and Kaveria hide thousands of years of culture.
Cross the island discover wonderful places for activities, enjoy special flavors and take with you unforgettable experiences.
The tens of kilometers of coastline create endless beaches organized or free, several hidden that invite you to discover them.
Discover impressive geological formations, archeological sites that testify to a glorious past, museums and religious monuments.
They are located in the north of the island, after the village of Propouli, at Cape Falakro or Falakra, as the locals refered to them. It is characterized by volcanic formations, which are attributed to the “meeting” of lava with the sea. The impressive geological monument includes the strange formations, which the locals call “Frank-headed”, […]
The settlement of Poliochni is located on the east coast of Lemnos, on a hill that is protected by the bay of Vοroskopos. In the Early Bronze Age, it flourished so much that it is now considered the oldest city in Europe with an early form of social and urban organization. Well-designed streets between houses, […]
To the north of the island, on the slopes of the hills of the village of Katalakkos, there is an area of rare beauty. The Thick Sands or “Pachies Ammoudies” according to the locals, are sand dunes, hills of fine sand and a few scattered phrygana, which convey the charm of the desert in the […]
The only church in the world without a roof is located on Mount Kakkavos where it got its name. It is highly atmospheric and offers a unique experience to its visitors. In 1305, monks from Agios Efstratios took refuge to protect themselves from Turkish invasions. The last monk, before leaving, entrusted the icon-painting to a […]
The Castle of Myrina is the trademark of the capital of Lemnos and is considered one of the best preserved in Greece. The castle was built by the Venetians, retaining parts of an earlier phase of the Byzantine period (early 12th century). The Byzantines had built the castle on an ancient citadel. Today’s structure and […]
Ifestia, built in the bay of Pournias, on the northeastern side of the island, was one of the two city-states of ancient Lemnos and according to excavations and historical data, its great prosperity lasted from the 7th to the 1st century BC. . It was the center of the ancient Greek religion on the island. […]
Lake Aliki is a salty lagoon, which is located in North-East Lemnos, east of the settlement of Agios Alexandros (Saint Alexandros) on the borders of the municipal district of Kontopouli. In the area one can see hundreds of species of birds that use it as a stop, when they migrate further south, while in Aliki […]
The Art Gallery of Contemporary Balkan Art, located in Kontias, this artistically restless village, houses great names in Balkan art. Works that mainly show the way in which artists understand Lemnos, from Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, FYROM and Turkey. These creations finally found a home in the elegant stone building of the Gallery. […]
Lemnos played an important role in World War I, having been selected as a base for Allied troops. The Allied Cemetery on the road from Moudros to Roussopouli rests hundreds of dead soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign, mostly 148 Australians and 76 New Zealanders, but also from other countries, buried in clusters depending on their […]
The windmills played a leading role on the island of Lemnos, as the power of the winds was used to grind the grains. Today, the windmills in Kontia, which have been restored, are part of the architectural and cultural heritage of Lemnos and one of the attractions that a visitor should visit.
Lemnos, the volcanic island located on the edge of the Aegean. This absolutely authentic place makes you wonder if you are really in paradise. Great nature, delicious food and wonderful travel treasures that you discover every step of the way.
Our visit to Lemnos was probably the most pleasant surprise of the summer! Because simply the island of Hephaestus is one of those places that has it all. Local vibe, delicious food, nice beaches, special landscapes and good prices. All this without the “chatter” of the most popular Greek islands.
We met, for the shooting of the Historical Documentary series, on the windswept island of the North Aegean with its wild beauty and diverse landscapes, with the rich history that every corner of it has to tell. It is worth visiting and discovering its history.
17 June 2020
Five beaches in Lemnos were awarded a blue flag.Read More
The local cuisine of Lemnos retains its tradition and offers its visitors a multitude of fine local recipes and products. In a short article, we present you suggestions for breakfast, appetizers and pasta.Read More
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