Activities to do in Limnos

In Limnos visitors can find some of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean Sea. The most important wetlands of the island are ponds Aliki Chortarolimni as well as Asprolimni, which have been declared as Special Protection Areas and are part of the Network «NATURA 2000». These three shallow lakes, cover an area of 18,000 acres. In these wetlands visitors can find a rich avifauna (herons, hoopoes, flamingo, and partridges), because they have been recorded more than 250 species of birds, many of which are endangered.

 Limni Aliki (“Salt Lake”) has an area of 6,300 acres and is probably the only natural salt lake of this size in Europe! It is connected with the sea through a narrow opening, and between the sea and the lake exist sand dunes. In the summer the water evaporates leaving behind a white area of excellent quality salt.


Other important areas for birds are the rocks of the island, the swamp of Diapori, the peninsula of Fakos (“Lens”) as well as the Gulf of Moudros. There are specially designed observatories where visitors can observe the birds of these areas. What is more, in various parts of the island, you can ecological trails which can be followed in order to discover the beauty of wilderness.

Limnos Hiking




Take advantage of the several hiking trails and nature walks on Limnos island…observe the different landscapes and varieties of wildlife, and experience Mother Nature at her best!  

•    The path that leads to the chapel Panagia of Kakaviotissas begins along the shoreline of Evgati, takes you through the village of Thanos and ultimately ends up at the rock from which the small church is built.
•    The path that leads to the archeological sites at Hephaestia and Kaviri will captivate you!  Situated just outside Kontopouli of Moudro, you will have to hike up a hill to reach them.   
•    A gorgeous spot on the island that you must check out are the waterfalls at Katsaiti.  Follow the path at Ag. Gianni beach (Kaspakas village), and walk along the stream until you reach the beautiful waterfalls
•   While on the island don’t forget to visit the spectacular sand dunes of Pachies Ammoudies, which you’ll find near Atsiki.  From the village Katalakkos, follow an unpaved roadway until you reach the impressive sand dunes.  Take a dive into the deep, vast, pure sand! At the end of the path is Gomati beach.  




Limnos birdwatching




•    The 3 most important wetlands on Limnos (and among those in the Mediterranean) are the Aliki, Chortarolimni and Asprolimni.  Combined, these three wetlands account for over 18,000 acres of land and have been declared Special Protection Areas by the EU’s Network NATURA 2000 program.  There you will find over 250 species of birds, many of which sit on the endangered species list.
•    The rocky islets of the island
•    Diapori region
•    Peninsula of Fakou
•    Gulf of Moudros
•    Take advantage of the specially-designed observation towers to view the beautiful avifauna of the area




Limnos watersports

In Limnos for water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing, you can visit the following beaches:

•    The beaches at Keros and Moudro
•    The beach Avlona, which is near Myrina

The long shorelines on Limnos and the winds that blow at several beaches will give you the opportunities to enjoy all your swimming and beach activities.

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