Secluded island of Agios Efstratios
250 locals (so many people live in this small island) will greet you at the port with homemade cheese and wine radiating their generosity and hospitality.
The least populated island in the north of the Aegean Sea of Greece was named in honor of Saint Eustratius who lived on the island in the 9th century as an exile, because he was against the iconoclastic policy of the Byzantine Emperor Leo the Armenian. This small island is located only 18 nautical miles from Lemnos and 50 miles from Lesbos and belongs to the municipality of Lemnos.
The village in the island is only one - it is a port town Chora, where about 250 people are living a quiet and measured life engaged mainly in winemaking and fishing. These are surprisingly hospitable people who without any self-interest will meet you, tell you about favorite island, show the most unexplored places that you cannot reach by land.
In this island are many attractions - the cave of Agios Efstratios where are dwelling monks, the Byzantine Church of Agios Vasilios, the Museum - located in an 18th century building, the Church of Christ, Church of Saint Nicholas and Church of Basil, enjoy from the rocky shores on the Mediterranean seals "Monachus" some of the seal species available in the world, reaching 2.5 m in length and weighing up to 300 kg.
And what are the beaches here !!! Ayios Dimitrios, Trigari, Tripiti, Ftelio, Gurnias, Lidario, Frangu are all diverse and picturesque. There are sandy, rocky, volcanic ... and on the secluded beach of Alonitsi - you can swim to small islands scattered along the coast. Well what a trip without tasty and healthy food - the blessing here is something to please yourself - fresh lobsters, stuffed crayfish and other seafood delicacies.