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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.
-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:Good for relaxing holidays
- Cons:Dont expect super nightlife
I liked to walk in the port a lot. The fishermen were bringing their fishes, people stroll around, nice views,... more travel advice
Relax at one of the many non croweded beaches like Parthenomytos, Nevgatis, Thanos etc On August there are some people... more travel advice
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