Adorable Lemnos Island, the eighth largest island is located in the northern Aegean Sea. It belongs to the North Aegean Region. It is surrounded by the Agion Oros peninsula to the north west, to north Samothraki Island and to the south is Lesvos Island. The delightful capital, Myrina has all you need and plenty of shops in the traditionally paved streets, with old stone mansions and the impressive Byzantine Castle that overlooks the town. Lemnos boasts large luxury hotels and real estate that is still affordable and good value for money.
The climate here is classified as Mediterranean with hot dry summers, mild winters and mild seasonality. Excellent conditions exist for outdoor living for the most part of the year here. The geographic morphology of Lemnos is pleasantly undulating. The Petrified Forest near the town of Moundros has fossilized tree trunks and leaves aged 20 – 22 million years. The volcanic rock, lends its fertility to fruitful plains. The island consists of cultivated expanses as well as bushy areas of low lying flora. Finally, wetlands which are habitats for many migratory birds, sheltered gulfs, numerous beautiful sandy beaches and dreamy sand dunes complete the scenery of this magnificent place. This island has not been spoilt since tourist activity is moderate which makes it still a great place for relaxation and privacy. It is fast developing into a windsurfing and kite surfing destination. It has numerous beaches all of which are crystal clear and just a delight. Many are shallow making them ideal for children.
Lemnos has very significant historic and archaeological sites the most important of which are prehistoric Poliochni which has ruins of the oldest settlement in Europe. At Ifestias, are ruins of an acropolis and cemetery while at Chloe there are ruins of worship called Kavirio. The existence of archaeological sites always add potential to the value of property.
Decentralization policy has rightly located the Aegean University’s Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences in Myrina. This has positively boosted Lemnos’s economy since it is a well-respected course and popular choice for tertiary students. It has resulted in bringing more people to the island.
Lemnos offers its own gastronomic experiences thanks to its exceptional local products. It is renowned for its high quality wines, cheese, fish, seafood, wheat and excellent thyme honey.
The island is connected by plane with Athens and Mytilene, Chios, Samos and Crete and by boat with Piraeus (Athens port), Kavala and the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Mykonos and Agios Efstratios.
All in all, Lemnos Island can provide you everything you need in order to invest here, have a holiday home or even settle for a permanent holiday on one of the most tranquil islands of Greece.