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Lemnos Holidays reflect both the gentle pace of life here, as well as its unspoilt surroundings while being only a 30-minute transfer from the airport. The white buildings, terracotta roofs, groves of shady trees and quiet gardens come together to recreate a real village feel. Lemnos is one of the few Greek Islands that has been relatively untouched by tourists, so this resort is perfect for those keen to experience local traditions and an authentic Greek experience.
Visitors to Lemnos Beach Resort can enjoy relaxing days on the beach or get involved with all the activities, while admiring the beautiful surroundings. A firm Mark Warner favourite, Lemnos is perfect for families, friends and couples, with great facilities and childcare. Get involved with our programme of on-shore activities including tennis, fitness classes and cycling or head to the waterfront and try your hand at sailing and windsurfing amongst much more.
An Island reaped in history, culture, beauty and authenticity, Lemnos is one of the few Greek Islands to have been relatively untouched by tourists and has preserved local traditions. Visit the busy harbour and port of Myrina and enjoy watching fishermen go about their daily business on the backdrop of country churches and beautiful stone houses. Take the opportunity to browse local artisan shops selling a range of goods from honey to handcrafted leather goods. Lemnos’ stunning mountainous landscape with two large lakes where flamingoes roam are perfect for walking excursions or coach tours. Sandy and pebbly beaches are irresistible to sunbathers and the clear blue sea is ideal for water sports such as sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing.
Lemnos has a truly rich and exciting history steeped in myths and legends of gods and heroes as well as being an important archaeological site and place of discovery. According to Greek mythology Lemnos is sacred to Hephaestus, the god of fire and volcanoes, who was cast out of Mount Olympus and fell on the island. Myth also says that Lemnos was the home to revengeful Amazonian women who killed their unfaithful husbands. Historically, the ruins of the oldest human settlement can be found on Lemnos about which you can learn more at the Poliochni Archaeological Museum in Myrina. Read more about historical sites at Lemnos here.
The traditions of Lemnos are never so present as in the food. Lemnos is renowned for its delicious fruit, particularly its figs which are said to be exquisite and its grapes, famous for producing the dry white wine called “Moshato”. Cheese is also a local specialty, especially feta cheese and “salamoura” cheese. Sweets and pastries such as halva, a dessert made with syrup nuts and raisins, is also extremely popular. Finally with the harbour so important to life in Lemnos, its fish is of course unparalleled. Lemnos is famous for lobster on coals, octopus in embers and mussels, all freshly caught and traditionally prepared.
Lemnos’ weather is as attractive as the island’s beautiful landscape. It boasts a dryer climate than other North- Eastern Aegean islands. Lemnos is also known for its strong winds, hence its nickname “the wind ridden one”, the perfect accompaniment to the hot, dry summers. The rest of the year has a relatively mild Mediterranean climate where rainfall is rare, though the occasionally snow fall does occur in winter.
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