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Information about Limnos and its port

You will find bellow information about ferries from/to Limnos, photos and description of the port.


About Limnos 

 

A lonely island of North Eastern Aegean, Limnos was in the ancient times the land of god Hephaestus, the god of fire. Mythology says that when Hephaestus was born, he was very ungly. His mother, goddess Hera, was so ashamed of his ugliness that she threw him from Mount Olympus and he landed on Limnos. From the fall, Hephaestus didn't die but he hurt his leg badly and remained gimpy all his life.

The ancient Greeks believed that Hephaestus had his workshop on Limnos and they built many temples to honour him. Important archaeological sites on the island include the site of Ifestia, the ancient town of Poliochni, which is thought to be the oldest discovered settlement in Europe, and the prehistoric settlement of Myrina. Other historical sites to see are the strong Medieval Castle of Myrina and the Cave of Filoktitis.

The largest villages on Limnos are Myrina and Moudros. They are both lovely and have a nice waterfront to stroll around. The waterfront is lined by fish taverns and give lovely view to the port. Along the island, you will find many picturesque villages with traditional architecture and welcoming people. On the eastern side of Lemnos, there is Aliki Lake, a favourite spot of birdwatchers, as many rare bird species and immigrating flamingos can be seen there. Another place of natural beauty on Limnos is Cape Faraklo, an area of red rocks with strange formations.

In general, Limnos is a beautiful island that doesn't get busy at all, even in high season. It keeps its quiet and traditional paces and gives visitors many truly relaxing places.

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About Limnos Port

Connected ports to Limnos

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Lavrio - Ag.eystratios - Chios, Port - Chios, Mesta - Fourni - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Ikaria, Evdilos - Kavala - Lesvos (Mitilini) - Mykonos - Patmos - Samos, Karlovassi - Samos, Vathi - Syros - Tinos

Port description

A Greek island with low profile in tourism, Lemnos belongs to the islands of North Eastern Aegean. The main port is Myrina, which is also the capital of the island. It receives ferries from Piraeus, Lavrion, Kavala and other islands of Eastern Aegean.

Directions

There are buses that connect the port of Lemnos to the most popular places around the island, including Plati and Moudros. Along its way, the bus passes by many villages and beaches. Distances between each stop are small. There are also many taxis and rental companies in Lemnos.

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