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Limnos Island Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 87 photos

Limnos has 18.000 inhabitants but much more soldiers! :) This is the first reason many tourists avoid approaching this island of Aegean sea. The second reason is because of the not so good connection with Athens. The truth is that I visited the island when I wanted to see a friend of mine that was in the army there. The life there is simple and the stores are opened for the locals so they are fixed in their timetables, closed during noon and open again in the afternoon when the people walk in the streets.

This windy island, although big enough looks empty because it has not many trees and many greek soldiers when return from there they say “I was in the Siberia of Aegean sea”! :) Back in the 19th century many people moved to Alexandria of Egypt. Those days there were more people from Limnos in Alexandria than in Limnos itself!

The island is situated at northeast part of Aegean sea, 75 miles away from Asia, so it’s the strategic location that is important for the greek army to have put many soldiers there.

Things to do/see:

-Myrina is the capital but don’t forget to visit other areas too
-walk up to the castle at Myrina
-relax at one of the many non croweded beaches like Parthenomytos, Nevgatis, Thanos etc
-visit some interesting ancient sites like Kaveiria, Poliochni etc
-visit some villages around the island

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good for relaxing holidays
  • Cons:Dont expect super nightlife
  • Last visit to Limnos Island: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 1, 2011
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    I would like to visit Greek islands... So many sights there....

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2009 at 1:54 AM

    hey mate! nice little page here - nice photos - the castle looks excellent Id love to hike up to it - have a good weekend wherever you are!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Hello there. How is life in Athens? It has warmed up a little here, now. Only about six weeks before we set off for Lesvos!

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Hi mate! Next time I'm in Athens, I'll have my notebook with me and I promise you that I'll build dozens of restaurant tips! :-) Limnos sounds like an ideal escape from the summer crowds of the Greek islands - I'll try to get there some day! :-)

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    This sounds a perfect uncommercialised Greek island to visit.

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