Lemnos

General Information

AREA: 476 s.khm. – COASTLINE: 260 khm. – POPULATION: 17000

Lemnos is the eighth largest island in Greece with an area of ​​476 square kilometers and the fourth coastline (260 kilometers). It is located in the northern Aegean, in the Thracian Sea, between Mount Athos, Samothrace, Imvros and Lesvos. Together with Agios Efstratios, they are the province of Lemnos in the prefecture of Lesvos. The capital and main port of Lemnos is Myrina, which took the name of the wife of the first king of the island, Thóda. Until 1955, Myrina was called Castro, a name that prevailed in the late Byzantine period and is still informally called by the oldest Limnius.

Lemnos is a volcanic island. Although it has no forests, it has extensive fertile plains cultivated with grain and vines. It also has beautiful and clean beaches and is an island ideal for a peaceful holiday. The basic occupations of the inhabitants are livestock farming, agriculture and fishing. Also tourism, trade and nautical professions. The population of the island is about 17,000 inhabitants on the basis of the 2011 census (in 2001 the population was around 18,000).

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Διαδρομή: Όρμος Παναγιάς – Μύρινα – Όρμος Θάνου – Άη Στράτης – Διαπόρι – Μούδρος – Γύρος Λήμνου (Αριστερόστροφα) – Μύρινα – Άγιος Όρος – Αμμουλιανή – Δίαπορος – Όρμος Παναγιάς.

 

Useful information

Phones

Port Authority: +30 22540 22225

Health Center: +30 22543 50400

Police: +30 22540 22200

 

Boat parking

The island has an organized marina at the port of Lemnos, also known as Myrina, but also many beaches and natural bays for anchorages.

Provisions

  • Water
  • Fuels are transported to the dock with small tanks
  • Electric Current
  • 24-hour taxi services in the marina
  • Bus station within walking distance connecting the town with the villages
  • ATM near the dock
  • Parking
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