The volcanic island of Lemnos
Charming Lemnos - the eighth largest Greek island with a rich historical heritage can be safely called one of the most mythical islands of Greece!
Beautiful cities, amazing villages, the cleanest beaches, picturesque hills, numerous taverns, delicious local delicacies and of course famous Greek hospitality - this is all you will find in Lemnos - in the eighth largest island of Greece which was belonged to Hephaestus - the god of fire who myths say was thrown here from mount Olympus by his mother goddess Hera.
The total area of the island is 438 square km and the length of the coastline is 260 km. The island is home to 17,000 local residents and the capital of the island - the city of Mirina is the main port of the island. The main attraction of Myrina - the largest fortress of the Aegean Sea is located on the mountain. The history of Lemnos dates back thousands years therefore there are a lot of interesting places.
Among the most significant the natural cave of Philoktet is a natural wonder of nature, the Ruins of the Cavirio Sanctuary - where the Great Gods were worshiped, the ancient settlement of Poliochni - recognized as the oldest city in Europe, the excavations of the ancient city of Hephaestus - a religious center from the Neolithic period, and the only desert in Europe Ammofines - located on the coast of the island.
In Lemnos over 200 incredibly beautiful and accessible beaches which are considered among the best in the north of Greece. Thanks to the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea and windy weather the island is becoming increasingly popular among windsurfers. They are distinguished by unsurpassed taste and impeccable quality.