Island in 🇬🇷Greece

Lemnos

Unearth ancient mysteries in Homer's wind god island.

Home to ancient settlements, the imposing Myrina castle, stunning wetlands with flamingos, and unique Gomati Beach.

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Welcome to Lemnos, an island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Its history reaches back to ancient times, it was the mythological home of Hephaestus, the Greek god of metalworking and fire.

The island's main town, Myrina, is located on the western coast, dominated by a large castle sitting on a rocky outcrop between two harbours. The castle provides stunning views over the town and the sea.

The island's best-known archaeological site is Poliochni, believed to be one of the oldest settlements in Europe. Here, you can see the remains of walls, houses, and other structures dating back to the Bronze Age. Further east is the site of Hephaestia, once a major city in the ancient world, now home to ruins of a theatre, temple and other public buildings.

The Lemnos Wetlands, which are of international importance, offer a chance to see a variety of birds, including flamingos. You will also find several beautiful beaches. The sandy Gomati Beach, with its dunes and fossilized forest, is worth visiting.

Despite being relatively off the beaten path in terms of mass tourism, Lemnos can be reached by ferry from Athens or Thessaloniki or by plane from Athens.

Average temperatures during the day in Lemnos.

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