Quick Guide to Lemnos

Lemnos is the eighth largest of the Greek Islands, and it sits in the North Aegean close to Turkey. It has many flat sandy beaches, only becoming mountainous in the north west. Archaeologists have recently unearthed signs that Lemnos was inhabited as far back as the twelfth millenium BC!

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How to get to Lemnos

Lemnos flights are available directly from the UK and take around three and a half hours to arrive. Ferries also travel to Lemnos from Lavrio on the Greek mainland and this crossing takes around 10 hours, so if you want a car and find that cheap Lemnos car hire is easier to find on the mainland this is an option. Lemnos is also connected by ferries to other Greek islands

What to do in Lemnos

There are plenty of sandy beaches on Lemnos with a range of watersports on offer. The coastline can be windy which provides great conditions for windsurfing. You can take a boat trip around the island on a traditional greek fishing boat, or visit some of the many archaeological sites on the island. Lemnos holidays are great for nature lovers too, the scenery is unspoilt and the lakes in the north are home to flocks of flamingos. This really is an island with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Lemnos

There are a wide range of places to stay on the island. If you're looking for cheap holidays in Lemnos then budget hotels and bed and breakfasts are plentiful. Cottages can also be rented all over the island if you prefer to take the self catering option, and tour companies provide package deals for Lemnos holidays.