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Where is Lemnos

Lemnos is an island of Greece in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Lemnos regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Myrina. At 477 kmē, it is the 8th-largest island of Greece. Lemnos is mostly flat (hence its more than 30 sand beaches), but the west, and especially the northwest part, is rough and mountainous.

How to get to Lemnos

The "Hephaistos" National Airport of Lemnos, 22 km from Myrina, receives regular flights from Athens and Thessaloniki. The flight time takes about 1 hour. There are no charter flights from Lemnos to abroad.

There are also normal ferries that connect Lemnos with the port of Lavrio, to the south of Athens, close to Cape Sounio and the trip takes about 10 hours. Lemnos is also connected with ferries to Thessaloniki and Kavala, Northen Greece.

Places to see in Lemnos

Visit the castle for a breath-taking view of the island, especially when visibility is clear, so you can see Chalkidiki peninsula (Mount Athos) and other surrounding islands, like Samothrace, Imvros etc.

Sunsets are magnificent (especially under excellent visibility weather conditions), as those islands and Mt. Athos, are visible almost from every peak or elevated viewpoint on the island, due to the fact there are no high mountains on Lemnos.

The landscape is rough, consisted of grass and barren rock low hills, vineyards and wheat fields, and almost void of forest trees. Yellow ochre is the characteristic summertime color. The northwest part is more elevated, and sand dune formations appear near the north coast.


Links:

http://www.greeka.com/eastern_aegean/lemnos/island/travel-lemnos.htm

http://wikitravel.org/en/Lemnos

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemnos

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