Lemnos, the home of the god Hephaestus
On the eastern side of the island, is the second largest city of Lemnos, Moudros, which is built on the edge of the gulf
The Island took its name from Myrina, daughter of the king of Iolcus, Κρηθέα and wife of the first king of Lemnos, Thoas. And only because of the “aristocratic” of the origin, the capital of Limnos could not have been, to say the least, one class. Besides, it’s not random, that have borne the designation of “cosmopolitan”.
Myrina is one of the loveliest island capitals, with the history of lost in the depths of mythology! It is built on the west coast of the island and is situated between two fortresses, making the main settlement of the island. Has an archaeological museum and nearby are the ruins of the ancient Castle, which, together with the Hephaestia stood out as the most important cities of the island, during the ancient times.
The castle, which was originally built by the emperor Andronikos A’ Komninos (1118-1185) on parts of an older ancient wall, is one of the most important sights of the island. The rock on which is built on splits the beach of Myrina in two main districts, the Roman seaside and the New Μάδυτο. The castle, the visitor out of the other can be seen here and a large population of deer, which live freely.
On the eastern side of the island, is the second largest city of Lemnos, Moudros, which is built on the edge of the homonymous bay. In fact, it is one of the safest natural harbours of Greece and the entire eastern Mediterranean, and is important habitat. Not surprised, then, if you see a flamingo to stand proudly in the waters of the.
After all, Limnos is a destination that offers the visitor unique emotions and images, all the seasons of the year.