Lemnos is a wonderful island, which has many interesting places to visit. If you haven’t decided where to go yet, here are our suggestions!

Myrina

Myrina is the capital and main port of the island. This beautiful little town stretches around two picturesque bays, between which stands the imposing Venetian castle at the top of a rocky hill. Along the waterfront, there is a wide range of cafés, bars, restaurants and traditional taverns, offering top-quality dishes and delicious local delicacies. In the narrow streets and quaint alleys of the town, there are numerous local shops, quaint churches, old neoclassical mansions, traditional houses and wonderful Ottoman fountains. The prehistoric settlement of Myrina as well as the Archaeological Museum are certainly two of the most impressive sights of Myrina. There is also a beautiful sandy beach, called “Riha Nera”, which is ideal for relaxation and swimming in the crystal-clear sea, while admiring the stunning view of the castle.

Panagia Kakaviotissa

The chapel of Panagia Kakaviotissa is considered to be one of the most unique and beautiful churches in Greece. This wonderful roofless church is located on the top of Kakavos mountain, about 4km southeast of Myrina. It was built inside a rock cavity by some monks who are said to have escaped the Turkish invasion in Agios Efstratios island in 1300s. In order to get there, you have to leave your car on the main road and walk through a dirt path that leads to the top of the mountain (it is approximately a 25-minute walk). This hidden gem is a must-see on the island as the scenery and the view from the top are absolutely breathtaking!

Panagia Kakaviotissa

The chapel of Panagia Kakaviotissa is considered to be one of the most unique and beautiful churches in Greece. This wonderful roofless church is located on the top of Kakavos mountain, about 4km southeast of Myrina. It was built inside a rock cavity by some monks who are said to have escaped the Turkish invasion in Agios Efstratios island in 1300s. In order to get there, you have to leave your car on the main road and walk through a dirt path that leads to the top of the mountain (it is approximately a 25-minute walk). This hidden gem is a must-see on the island as the scenery and the view from the top are absolutely breathtaking!

Lemnos Sand Dunes

Did you know that Lemnos is home to the only desert in Greece? The sand dunes, also known as “Pachies Ammoudies” or “Ammothines”, are by far the most impressive attraction on the island. They are located near the Gomati beach on the north of the island and are spread over an area of about 70000m². This beautiful small desert is constantly changing shape and dimensions, depending on the direction of the wind. It is accessible by car via a dirt road and the best time to visit it is early in the morning or just before sunset.

Ancient Poliochni

Built in the early Bronze Age, Ancient Poliochni is located on the east coast of Lemnos and is believed to be one of the oldest settlements in Europe. Archaeological excavations have brought to light the remnants of this remarkable ancient town, which was inhabited from approximately the middle of the fifth millennium until the end of the second millennium BC. The most important finding at the archaeological site of Poliochni is certainly a rectangular building that resembles a parliamentary architectural structure and is the earliest evidence for a democratic society worldwide.

Ancient Poliochni

Built in the early Bronze Age, Ancient Poliochni is located on the east coast of Lemnos and is believed to be one of the oldest settlements in Europe. Archaeological excavations have brought to light the remnants of this remarkable ancient town, which was inhabited from approximately the middle of the fifth millennium until the end of the second millennium BC. The most important finding at the archaeological site of Poliochni is certainly a rectangular building that resembles a parliamentary architectural structure and is the earliest evidence for a democratic society worldwide.

Hephaestia

Named after Hephaestus, Greek God of metallurgy, Hephaestia is a particularly interesting archaeological site on the northern part of Lemnos. Hephaestia used to be the capital of the island during the Classical Period. At the beginning of the 20th century, archaeological excavations on the site revealed ruins of ancient houses and buildings as well as an impressive ancient amphitheatre, which has undergone reconstruction and has hosted various theatrical performances since then.