The third largest island in Greece, Lesvos, is famous for two products, ouzo and olive oil, and of course for its charm and mild climate.
Limnos (also Lemnos) is a destination for a quiet holiday in direct contact with nature. Protected gulf, extensive beaches and landscapes of volcanic rocks, alternate with small hills and traditional villages of stone houses.
The volcanic island of Hephaestus, the god of fire, lends its fertility to fruitful plains, which the locals take advantage of by producing products with a unique flavor and excellent quality.
- the renowned Muscat de Limnos, a Denomination of Origin of Superior Quality, sweet white wine with golden color, rich aroma and full flavor,
- “kalathaki” cheese (= small basket) a kind of white cheese that is left to dry and matures in small straw baskets, as well as its delicious yellowish version called “melícloro” (which means soft honey-colored cheese).
- the tasty thyme honey
- fresh fish
Are some of the great gifts of nature for the island of luck.
The history of Limnos is lost in the mists of time. According to mythology, Hephaestus had his forge on the island and taught his first residents, the Sinties, the art of processing copper. The island flourished during prehistory. In 512 BC it was conquered by the Persians but regained its freedom after the end of the Persian wars.
Since then, he has been consecutively subjugated by the Romans, the Venetians and the Turks, until his definitive liberation in 1912 during the First Balkan War.
Myrina is the capital of the island, a beautiful city for its traditional paved streets, its old stone mansions, its promenade by the sea, and last but not least for its Byzantine castle. The impressive castle that dominates the city is located on a rocky and steep peninsula, on the slope of which small deer roam freely.