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Greece is a country steeped in history and Lemnos Island is no different. Guests at Mark Warner’s Lemnos Beach can explore the island’s rich history thanks to the resorts excellent transport links to the rest of the island. Home to the oldest civilisation in the Aegean Islands, Lemnos’s history dates to the 12th century BC. Since then the island has seen several civilisations come and go, each leaving their own mark on the island. The dry climate on Lemnos means that remnants of these civilisations have been well preserved so visitors to the island can explore many of these ruins for themselves.
The ancient amphitheatre of Hephaistia is perhaps the best preserved ancient ruin on the island. Located in the east of the island near the town of Kontopouli, the ruins are just a 40-minute drive from Mark Warner’s Lemnos Beach Resort. The ruins date back to the Classical Greek Period and are estimated to have been originally constructed between the 4th and 6th centuries BC. This site is loved by tourists and is very welcoming, with information available in English. The amphitheatre is the perfect place for a summer family excursion. Here at Mark Warner we would recommend taking in this enchanting site and walking in an exact spot that the ancient Greeks walked, in an area of such rich culture and heritage.
Located only 10 Minutes’ drive from Mark Warner’s stunning Lemnos Beach Resort is Kastro van Myrina, which homes the remains of Myrina Castle, built in the 13th century by the Venitians along an outdoor trail. This walk is perfect for quiet relaxing mornings for those who enjoy hill climbing after a delicious breakfast at your Mark Warner luxury resort.
Along the way you will see the breath-taking remains of Myrina castle and some unadulterated views of the sea and Myrina. This route is consistently voted the top tourist destination in the area and its easy to see why! The route is very tourist friendly, with signposting in English to keep you on track.
Located only a 12-minute drive from the stunning surroundings of your resort, the Archaeological Museum of Lemnos attracts tourists from far and wide to look at their vast collection of artefacts following the historical periods of the area. The entrance level shows prehistoric artefacts with a collection of marble statues. On the second floor, you will find items from the classical period of Lemmos from the 8th-6th century B.C.
Church of Panagia Kakaviotissa is a gorgeous roofless church located around 20-minutes’ drive from Lemmos Beach resort is a structure of extreme importance historically and spiritually for some. The chapel is located inside a cavity at the top of the Kakavos mountain and was founded by monks who escaped the Turkish invasion in 1416 B.C.
This attraction is truly a gem hidden in plain sight and has incredible views of the island and the sea. If you visit in the early evening before heading back to Mark Warner’s Lemnos Beach Resort for dinner, the chapel looks stunning and the view is breath-taking, making it perfect for a romantic stroll or a family outing alike.
If you want a holiday where you can have the balance of relaxing by the pool and on the beach and soaking in some culture, our Lemnos Beach Resort is perfect for you. Book now on our website.