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Basic information

  • Area: 477.3 km² (184 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: + 30
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 18,104
  • Language: Greek
  • Time Zone: EET (UTC+2), EEST (UTC+3)

Limnos – Overview

Limnos is the quintessential Greek island getaway. Tranquil and untainted by mass tourism, this lovely landscape with its white washed harbours, Byzantine castles and beautiful beaches oozes authentic charm.

Centred around the main town of Myrina, Limnos life is all about taking it slow. Here travellers can slip into a haze of balmy days spent bathing in the Aegean Sea, long walks on the water front and drinking cups of coffee on the cobbled streets. For shopping, a trip down the tangle of small lanes is rewarded by an array of hand crafted souvenirs, whilst for history, the town’s tiny yet perfectly formed museum offers a fascinating look at the island’s past.

Limnos is best known for its sensational sea food which is caught fresh from the ocean and marinated in a mouth watering fusion of Mediterranean flavours. Food lovers shouldn’t miss sampling a helping of Limnos’s famed lobster alongside mouth watering creamy cheeses, home made pastas and pies, all washed down with iced glasses of Ouzo.

Nightlife on the island is lively yet low key, with a handful of clubs and bars in Myrina and along Avalonas beachfront offering plenty of entertainment and an upbeat atmosphere.

When weary, the island offers a great selection of places to stay, from self catering apartments to family run pensions and upmarket hotels. Visitors can find everything they would need to ensure a pleasurable stay including car rental companies, post offices and currency exchange booths located in the town centre.