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Lemnos is an island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea, located off the west coast of Turkey. It is the eighth largest island in Greece, covering an area of approximately 190 square miles. The island is relatively flat, with its highest peak, Mount Lepetymnos, reaching an elevation of 1,150 feet.

The island has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, with settlements from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations. It was colonized by the Athenians in the 6th century BC, and in the 4th century BC, it became part of the Macedonian kingdom. During the Roman period, it was a major port for grain shipments to Rome.

In the Middle Ages, Lemnos was ruled by the Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans. During the Greek War of Independence, the island was liberated from Ottoman rule in 1828.

Lemnos is known for its beautiful beaches, its rich historical sites, and its picturesque villages. The main town on the island is Myrina, which is a popular tourist destination. It is known for its Venetian-style castle, its cobblestone streets, and its many churches.

The island is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the ancient city of Poliochni, which dates back to the 4th millennium BC. Other important sites include the ancient temple of Hephaestus, the ruins of the Temple of Athena, and the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon.

Lemnos is a popular destination for tourists, thanks to its beautiful beaches, its rich cultural heritage, and its idyllic villages. It is a great place to relax and explore the history and culture of Greece.

Excursion tips for a day in Lemnos

As a tourist in Lemnos, Greece, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top activities to explore:

1. Visit the ancient ruins of Kavirio, an archaeological site featuring the remains of a 4th century BC fort.

2. Take a stroll through the picturesque town of Myrina, which has been a popular destination since the 14th century.

3. Spend a day at the beach, with Lemnos boasting some of the best beaches in Greece.

4. Take a boat tour around the island and explore the many coves and inlets.

5. Visit the Lemnos Folklore Museum, which showcases the culture and traditions of the island.

6. Enjoy the local cuisine, with Lemnos offering a wide variety of seafood dishes.

7. Take part in a wine-tasting tour to sample the local wines.

8. Visit the Lemnos War Museum, which documents the history of the island during World War I and II.

9. Take a day trip to the nearby island of Agios Efstratios, a popular destination for birdwatchers.

10. Explore the natural beauty of the island, with its rugged coastline and lush green hills.

Experience Lemnos with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Lemnos. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Lemnos

Lemnos in Greece has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. In winter, temperatures range from 8-14°C, with occasional rain and strong winds. In spring, temperatures rise to around 15-22°C, with sunny days and mild breezes. Summer is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C. Finally, autumn is mild with temperatures ranging from 15-22°C, with sunny days and occasional rain.

Cruise weather for Lemnos

Our weather forecast for Lemnos helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 27.3 °C
27.4 m/s
42.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
40.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 31.6 °C
min: 26.4 °C
28.1 m/s
43.6 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
33.1 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 27.9 °C
24.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
35.0 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 34.6 °C
min: 28.9 °C
22.0 m/s
52.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
36.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 36.3 °C
min: 27.6 °C
35.6 m/s
64.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
31.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 35.4 °C
min: 26.7 °C
31.7 m/s
51.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
34.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 33.0 °C
min: 25.4 °C
25.9 m/s
38.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
36.1 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 34.0 °C
min: 24.1 °C
13.0 m/s
17.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
32.0 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 35.3 °C
min: 24.5 °C
8.3 m/s
13.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
26.5 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 35.5 °C
min: 28.1 °C
10.8 m/s
14.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
27.1 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 23.6 °C
13.3 m/s
19.8 m/s
1.3 %
23.4 m
43.6 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 21.9 °C
17.6 m/s
23.8 m/s
11.6 %
20.4 m
71.2 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 20.7 °C
20.9 m/s
25.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
56.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 20.6 °C
31.0 m/s
36.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
57.7 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Lemnos

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Scheduled ship calls in Lemnos, Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Apr. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Oct. 2025 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Oct. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Oct. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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