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Sightseeing in Limnos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Limnos is one of the most charming, quiet and comfortable of the Aegean islands. This lovely Greek island is of volcanic origin, so it’s rich in flora and fauna. Over the past few years, infrastructure of Limnos reached perfection, so there are a variety of excellent hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment venues. However, the island was able to maintain its pristine harmonious atmosphere. That’s the best place to stay in privacy, so young families with children and elderly people will fill comfortable there.
The most popular accommodation places are situated in Myrina, a few popular hotels can be found in Plati and the charming port city of Moudros. The upscale resort Varos Village is very … Open
The main attractive feature of Limnos is its beautiful beaches, so you can combine exploring of local attractions with beach rest. The optimal location of the island at the crossroads of major shipping routes for years attracted attention of the conquerors. Many unique archaeological sites were discovered on the island, as well as artifacts dating back to the Neolithic Age. Poliohni district lies in the south-eastern part of Limnos. According to archaeologists, 4,000 years ago there was a large city. The ruins of the ancient city of Hephaestus attract attention of history buffs and those who have long dreamed of a walk along real archaeological areas.
The history of the island's capital, the city of Myrina, embraces more than 2,500 years. The city was named after the wife of the first king of Limnos. One of its most interesting sights is the Byzantine castle of Castro. Despite the fact that this monument of history has being lying in ruins for many years, the castle still looks very impressive. The structure is situated on a hilltop providing view of other important tourist attraction, the old Christian church. Strolling along the waterfront of the capital, you can see the beautiful monument dedicated to Russian naval commanders. It recalls the events of 18-19th centuries, when the fleet of the Russian Empire was sent to the aid and freed the island from the Turkish conquerors. The most visited cultural site of Limnos, the Archaeological Museum, is situated at the waterfront too. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Limnos beaches are among the main attractive features of the island. Thanks to a decent selection of scenic stretches of coastline, you can find a suitable place for secluded recreation and … Open
The first capital of the island, Moudros, offers rich excursion programs. There are well-known historical monuments literally on every street. The Church of the Annunciation, the amazingly beautiful and harmonious architectural monument, is particularly notable. A few years ago, the old Cossack cemetery was restored in Moudros; it’s of great interest from an architectural point of view.
LIMNOS-MOUDROS The ancient fortress of Kotsinas is situated in the harbor of the same name. Powerful fortifications have well preserved to our days, so they are definitely worth visiting. Those fond of mysticism would like Despotis Mountain situated nearby. That’s an extinct volcano, the eruption of which formed the island. Many amazing myths, legends and beliefs are associated with the volcano; locals believe in the amazing power of these places. According to one legend, a forge of Hephaestus was situated in Despotis Mountain. There are lots of fascinating tourist destinations on Limnos, the study of its natural attractions also brings a lot of experience.
The most popular accommodation places are situated in Myrina, a few popular hotels can be found in Plati and the charming port city of Moudros. The upscale resort Varos Village is very … Open
In recent years, the number of travelers who visit Lemnos has grown a hundred times. However, despite this fact, the island didn’t lose its peaceful atmosphere and national charm. It is still hard to call Lemnos a typical tourist center. There are many beautiful sandy beaches for any taste, including calm and secluded ones and lively beaches with a well-developed infrastructure. Fans of active recreation are usually fond of Platy Beach that has a water sports center open in its territory. This is a great place to master the basics of surfing and diving, and, of course, enjoy water skiing.
Limnos sunset Fans of fishing have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit the charming town of Kotsinas that is located in the same-named haven. Many are aware of this town because of a medieval fortress. For hundreds of years, fishing remains the main occupation of local people. There is also a charming beach that is suitable for idyllic relaxation nearby. Besides that, travelers are always welcome to try fishing together with local fishermen. Excellent taverns are another advantage of this charming island. Local taverns traditionally serve the most delicious national dishes with freshly caught seafood.
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Survived castles around Limnos Island
♥   Castle 'Stavronikita monastery-fortress' Mount Athos, 86.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Limnos Island
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 90.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko ygrotopiko parko delta Evrou' , 123.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko parko dasous Dadias - Lefkimmis - Soufliou' , 163.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Many tourist destinations are located in the territory of Attica – the capital region of the country. The most famous landmarks of the region include Delphi and the Apollo Temple, the Oracle and the Sybil Stone. … Open
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