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Sightseeing in Lemnos - what to see. Complete travel guide

Limnos 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 main value of Lemnos is historic Christian temples and unique archaeological areas in which researchers discovered traces of ancient settlements. Each city and each village has its own … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lemnos is a great holiday destination for fans of beach activities and water sports. The island will surely appeal to those fond of ecotourism and natural attractions. On one of the Lemnos … Open
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.
Moudros church Visitors may also enjoy their trips to Ifestiya, Kabiri, and cave of Philoctetes.

A number of interesting sights is located on the territory of the ancient city of Hephastia. It is the largest city on the island. Once, there was a major religious center. A lot of interesting old buildings have survived in the city till now. You can see beautiful palaces, antique public baths, and also visit the theater, which is still used for cultural events. For many years, archaeologists continue to work on the territory of the ancient town. They managed to find fragments of ancient statues, on which not only people but also mythical creatures are depicted.
1. The hottest weather on the island is between June and September. It would be ideal for beach recreation and water activities, but not the best for long walks. 2. For active tourists, … Open
On the island, there are several interesting natural attractions; among them is the beautiful Despotis Hill. On its slopes and foothill areas are many interesting excursions conducted. If you believe the ancient Greek myths, then once, on the top of this mountain was located the forge of Hephaestus. Today tourists come to these places to admire the natural beauties, as well as to appreciate the original charm of the villages located in the foothill areas.
Monument The main symbol of the island for many years remains the Fortress of Myrna. This protective structure was built on the island in the beginning of the 13th century. In 1770, the construction was badly damaged in the course of the next battle between Russian and Turkish troops only fragments of the once majestic fortress were preserved till now. It is located on a small hill, and many tourists prefer to admire the fortress after sunset. In the evening, it is decorated with interesting lighting, which gives the impression that the fortress is floating in the air.
The most unusual religious monument on the island is the Church of Panagia Kakaviotissa, located on the top of Mount Kakavos. The main feature of this ancient church is the absence of a roof. It is replaced by a natural rocky dome. An ancient shrine, has found refuge under it. A lot of unique icons and other values are stored there. The first mention of this church dates back to 1305. Its founders are the ascetic monks who lived in local caves. For locals, this church is to this day one of the most important and revered on the island. On the days of the great Christian holidays, it always draws together many people and conducts religious activities.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lemnos
♥   Castle 'Simonopetra monastery-fortress' Mount Athos, 81.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Stavronikita monastery-fortress' Mount Athos, 83.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Lemnos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Mount Athos' , 87.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko ygrotopiko parko delta Evrou' , 123 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko parko dasous Dadias - Lefkimmis - Soufliou' , 162.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

The city of Piraeus is famous for its magnificent nature and rich choice of cultural places of interest. The most famous tourist destinations are open air theatre on a hill, Navy Museum, the Museum of Archaeology and several local villages. The most famous and interesting villages of the region are Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Mati and Daphni. Kaisariani village is famous for its ancient monasteries located in the piedmont region. … Open
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