Αυτή η σελίδα περιέχει μια μικρή εισαγωγή για αυτή την υπέροχη πόλη. Δίνει απλώς στους ανθρώπους, από όλο τον κόσμο, ένα δείγμα του τι μπορούν να δουν & να βιώσουν όταν την επισκέπτονται. Αν ζείτε σε αυτή την πόλη ή έχετε διασυνδέσεις σε αυτή την περιοχή, το NDN θέλει να ενημερώνεται για ενδιαφέρουσες ειδήσεις και γεγονότα που συμβαίνουν εκεί.
Υπάρχει επίσης η δυνατότητα για οργανισμούς και εταιρείες να διαφημίζονται μέσω του NDN και να «προβάλλονται διεθνώς» και όχι μόνο σε τοπικό επίπεδο. Ανεξάρτητα από το πως θέλετε να συμμετάσχετε, επικοινωνήστε απλώς μαζί μας το συντομότερο δυνατό. Εν αναμονή της απάντησής σας!
Myrina, Limnos (Lemnos) Island, Greece, is a town and the capital, having a beautiful harbour and boulevard area.
It is an absolutely charming fishing town, with a large main port area for the visiting Cruise and Commercial Ships and a lovely little fishing boat harbour area too. The main boulevard stretches from one part of the harbour to the other and is lined with restaurant and bars, filled with people taking in the tastes, smells and sights of this picturesque town.
It is a Cruise Ship stopping-point, but only for some companies, so it is only a few times a month and only a couple of hundred passengers come ashore. They disperse throughout the island and villages, plus go on arranged tours, so their presence does not disturb the atmosphere, unlike some other Greek Islands.
Leading off the main road and boulevard roads and lanes with a variety of shops selling everything from designer clothing to souvenirs, plus more cafes, restaurants and bar too.
The town is dominated by the Castle of Myrina, which stands bold and proud on top of a large rock in front of the town, that juts out into the sea. There are lovely narrow streets and then stone steps that take lead from the harbour area to the very top of the castle. It does take 20/30 minutes to complete, but worth it when visitors see the view from tower, which proudly flies the Greek flag daily. It may take longer if you like deer, as there are approximate 80 of them, that roam free around the castle area and town. They are friendly and used to visitors, so gives an opportunity to get up close and personal with these lovely creatures and maybe a good photograph too.
There is an excellent Archaeological Museum in the town, which displays artifacts from the islands rich and interesting history. There are ancient Greek weapons, tools, cutlery, pots, pans, vases, sculptures, statues etc. The most significant find on the island is jewelry that matches similar pieces found in Troy and there are images of them on display.
St Nicholas Church looks down onto the town from another high rock, opposite the castle and is a beautiful site, especially at night, with its bright white exterior, bell housing and lights. It is popular for wedding, due to the beautiful church, surroundings and views.
The town is split and has two beaches, one either side of the Castle; Romeikos and Turkish (as it is known) bays, both are just as good as each other, so it usually depends on where visitors are staying, which one they use.
There are approximately 200 beaches on Limnos (Lemnos), ranging from 10km long to small secluded ones, that sometimes only have a couple on it, which can be advantageous for some. The beaches have fine sand, great views and the sea is shallow and warm for many months of the year, so the island has always been popular for that reason. The island is now changing though and wanting to show off more than just its beautiful beaches and it has a lot to show.
Platy Village and Beach is in the next bay to Myrina, only a lengthy walk, short cycle or taxi ride away. It is extremely popular as it is a long and open beach, shallow waters and a number of beach bars too. The village is a short walk up the hill and a beautiful quiet place, with a square, church and friendly community.
On the other side of the cape from Platy is Thamos Beach, which has become popular for the livelier holiday makers. A bit more noise, a few more parties and general feel of fun, more than relaxation.
Venturing out of the capital, the first place tourists can head to is Panagia Kakaviotissa, which is a church designated to the Virgin Mary. It is an open top cave church, so unique and is in a very secluded location. The nearest car parking area is approximately 2 kilometers away from the church and access is via a dirt path. It winds through the hills and small valleys, so is enjoyable and so adds to the enjoyment. When reaching the bottom of the rock formation where the church is located, visitors then climb stone steps to reveal a blue and white open cave church. It has an alter area and surrounding wall, but also a great view of the surrounding area. Many people leave items there as a sign of their faith.
Northerly is Therma, named after the natural hot water springs in the area. Mythology states that Hephaestus was taken there to heal his wounds after he was thrown from Mount Olympus by Zeus. There are a number of places in the area where locals collect the water and use it on a daily basis, as it has health and medicinal properties. There is also a Thermal Spa (temperatures over 29 degrees centigrade) were visitors can relax in the pool, have treatments and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Kontias Village is south easterly and is famous for its traditionally brick build houses, plus several windmills. Some of the windmills have now been turned into accommodation, so creates a traditional feel. In the village is the Contemporary Balkan Art Museum and Gallery, which is home to many significant pieces from not only Lemnos, but from throughout Greece. Kontias Dam is also another popular place, as it is not only a beautiful piece of water but in stunning surroundings, with many species of birds there too. The island has a growing number of visitors who go ‘Bird Watching’, so there are many viewing platforms for that purpose.
Nearby is the village of Portianou, which is where thousands of visitors go every year due to its connection with the Gallipoli Campaign in World War 1. The Island was used as a camp for British, Australian and New Zealand troops (ANZAC), but there were 141,000 causalities and 44,000 soldiers killed. There was an under-estimation of the opposition, lack of strategy, little command structure and a lot of ill-health amongst the troops, due to the heat, lack of water and medicine. In the village, there is the Center of Historical Information, but also the Portianos Military Cemetery. The cemetery is a beautiful and respectful place, so even if visitors have no connection with the war, it is an interesting and heart-warming place to be. Sad, but yet up-lifting – ‘Their name live for evermore’.
On the outskirts of the village, is where Winston Churchill stayed during the Gallipoli Campaign. It is a beautiful house, which is gated so cannot be accessed and presently used as a French Embassy Building.
The whole island is pulling together to promote itself and show the world what it has to offer, which is a lot. The organisations involved in promoting this amazingly unique Island are; Hoteliers Association of Lemnos, 24 Hours Rooms in Lemnos, Municiplaity of Lemnos and Limnos Touristic. If anyone wants more information, whether they are an industry professional, individual traveller or from a group of tourists, contact them, as they would love to help!
Limnos Island is a jewel in the crown of what are known as The Greek Islands, so if visitors have not visited this one, they cannot say they have seen the best of this part of the world.
Other destinations to be considered on this unique island is Atsiki, Kontopouli and Moudros.