Discover Lemnos

Discover Lemnos, the little explored island of Hephaestus, the island of legends like Maroula and Doxanio, of the miraculous “limnia gaea”, with its unique archeological sites, beautiful castles, wonderful beaches, traditional stone villages, archaic mysteries, but also the well-known products of its volcanic soil.
Discover Lemnos
The history of the island goes back thousands of years, when at the end of the 4th millennium BC. Poliochni became one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean.
As the centuries went by, according to mythology, god Hephaestus became the protector of the island. Mesmerized by the fire of the volcanoes of Lemnos, he built his workshop on the island. In Hephaistia, the ancient city of the 5th century BC, the ancient god and his children, the Cabeiri, were worshiped. At the cape of Chloe, very close to the archeological site of Hephaistia, you can visit the famous Sanctuary of Cabeirians, where the Cabeirian Mysteries were held, ceremonies related to fertility and the rebirth of nature.
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Continuing our journey, history takes us to the byzantine years of Komnenos and the beautiful Myrina, the capital of the island. Built on a steep peninsula, its castle, built in the 12th century AD by the Byzantine emperor Andronikos I Komnenos, dominates the area. About 60 deer (of the species Dama dama), donated by the municipality of Rhodes, roam freely the alleys and shadows of the castle.
It is impossible to visit Lemnos without admiring its beautiful villages. Traditional settlements made by unique craftsmen who knew how to work the stone in a masterful way, invite you to visit them, wander its little scenic alleys and entice you with the amazing food and wine they offer.
Because in Lemnos it is not only history that mesmerizes the visitor, but also the rich gastronomic tradition of the island. Yoy may enjoy the excellent local products, like cheeses (melichloro, feta, kalathaki, kaskavali), thyme honey, cereals (rusks, trachanas, handmade flomari) with a wide variety of white and red wines, grown since ancient times on the volcanic soil of the island. “Limnio” and “Moschato” will perfectly accompany your gastronomic choices.
Discover Lemnos
Discover Lemnos
Our exploration goes on with the unique natural landscape of the island. The golden sand dunes, sandy hills on the northern beaches of Lemnos, are an extremely rare phenomenon and compose an unreal, enchanting landscape, while the three salt water lakes of the island, included in the NATURA 2000 network, compose a unique wetland, giving visitors many opportunities to observe exotic and wild birds (pink flamingos, herons, etc.). The seal cave, the cave of Philoctetes, the geographical park of Faraklou are other unique places you can visit on the island.
Let yourself go in the hands of history, gastronomy, tradition and unique nature, in the magic of this island on the northeastern side of the Aegean and you may feel the well-being that in ancient times was the effect of the miraculous “limnia gaea”. A marvelous island, a well-hidden secret, for those who love quiet, but rich holiday experiences.
Discover Lemnos
Discover Lemnos
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