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Welcome to Limnos


Welcome to Limnos - The city of the “sea”

 

Limnos is a large island in North Eastern Aegean. Due to the large distance from Athens, Limnos island has not developed in tourism and remains a secluded place even in high season. The island distinguishes for the wild mountainous geology and the large sandy beaches all around the coastline. Far from Myrina and Plati, the main tourist places of Limnos Greece, these sandy beaches are almost vast and ideal for total privacy. Some of them are great for windsurfing, a sports that is gradually developing on the island over the last years.

 

 

 

 

Information and fact

 

Night-life
Nightlife in Limnos is restricted to taverns and few lounge bars. A great island to relax, Limnos stays away from noisy clubs and keeps its authentic character. Enjoy a long dinner in the many taverns along the waterfront of Myrina, in Moudros, Platy and few other places around the island. In the most tourist places of Limnos, there are also few cafeterias that turn into lounge bars in the evening to enjoy a summer drink with romantic view.

 

Shopping
The basic commercial in Limnos area is at Myrina. There, they sell textiles and jewellery, but the most typical things you can get from Limnos is some of it is wine, honey or the "Ouzo".

 

Sigthseeing
Water sports enthusiasts are very well looked after with sailing boats and motorboats available for hire as well as the possibility to water-ski and windsurf. Anglers will be interested in the fishing excursions which operate some evenings. Boat trips include full and half day journeys with good food and local wine on the former and just refreshments on the latter. The villages Myrina and Moudros can be visited. They are the biggest towns of the island. You can go also on the beaches like Plati beach, Thanos beach, Keros... Important others sightseeings to visit during your Limnos holidays are the Medieval Castle of Myrina, Ancient Poliochni, Ancient Kavirio and the legandary cave of Philoctetes.

 

Time
Standard time zone : UTC/GMT +2 hours.

 

Climate
The island of Limnos has a similar climate to the other islands of the North-eastern Aegean. Nevertheless, the climate of Limnos is dryer. Strong winds are occasionally blowing on the island but rainfalls are very rare.

 

Public transport
The island provides various modes of transport, like buses, cars and motorbikes. In summer, buses run daily from Myrina, the capital of the island, to Moudros, Platy, Thanos and other places. The routes are not so frequent so it is advisable to have your own vehicle in order to enjoy the natural scenery of Limnos at your own pace. There are few car and motorbike rentals along the port of Myrina, in Platy and other tourist places. Taxis are also an alternative to get around the island. In summer, there is a small local ferry three times a week from Myrina to the neighbouring island of Agios Efstratios.

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