Lemnos is a Greek town located on the north of the Aegean Sea. This is an ancient island that is famous starting from 1 thousand years BC. The island is called after the white mountain that has been used as a guideline for sailors centuries ago. This is a volcanic island that is made of mostly shale and volcanic rock.
The population of the island is traditionally occupied in farming. On Lemnos are grown wheat, grape and olives. The beaches of the island are known for their beauty and convenience. This is particularly true for Agios Efstratios Island located not far away from Lemnos.
Marina is the main town of the island. The southern part of the town is the location of a small haven with several cozy taverns that are liked by the local fishermen who rest there. The northern part of the embankment is more modern and stylish as here are located hotels and entertaining facilities for tourists. The nightlife of Lemnos is also gathered there. Not far away from the embankment you will find Museum of Archeology that features a large collection of antique findings. The largest part of items has been transferred to Athens museums, but the local museum still exhibits a collection of lamps and bronze weapons. Above the town proudly raises a fort built on the basis of the old acropolis.
Deep into the island is located Kondias – a picturesque settlement build between high pines. In this town almost all houses have red tiled roofs, creating cozy and warm atmosphere.
A part of Lemnos that is closer to Turkey, the place where once has existed Troy, is the location of Poliochni. Actually, this town has been founded before Troy. In 2100 BC a great earthquake damaged the island greatly and almost destroyed this town. After the disaster the town was abandoned and renovation works wasn’t conducted until our days. Now this is a sight of excavations, during which have been founded multiple gold items and skeletons. Close to the destroyed settlement is located a village named Caminha.
Visitors may also enjoy their trips to Ifestiya, Kabiri, and cave of Philoctetes.