Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece

Lemnos, or Limnos, is an island in the Aegean Sea, in the northeast of Greece. With just 476 square kilometers of land, it is not very big but enough to make one of the most surprising islands in the North of Greece. From a small desert to a giant salt lake, from the biggest castleContinue reading “Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece”

The Aliki salt lake

What happens when a shallow lake is exposed to the Greek summer sun? The water evaporates, the lake disappears and a completely different landscape appears instead. In Lemnos, this results in a giant white plane called Aliki salt lake. Seasons of the lake Aliki, in the northeast of the island, is a big salty lakeContinue reading “The Aliki salt lake”

When a monk makes camp

Panagia Kakaniotissa image from greekcitytimes.com Just a few kilometers West of Myrina is a church that is not like any other. Without a roof but covered by the tip of the mountain it was built in. This small church is one of the most unique churches in the world. Hideout for the monks The churchContinue reading “When a monk makes camp”

Time to walk on water! Agios Nikolaos on Lemnos

Opposite of fanaraki beach, in the middle of the island of Lemnos is a sea so enclosed by land that is characterized more like a lake. In the middle of this shallow calm water lies a little island with on top a small white church. How much Greeker can it get? And even better, youContinue reading “Time to walk on water! Agios Nikolaos on Lemnos”

Much more than a beach. Paralia Mikro Fanaraki

Paralia Mikro Fanaraki – June 2021 In the East of the island of Lemnos, there is a small beach called Fanaraki. A small lantern. Probably named after the little lighthouse on the rocks in the sea a bit more west. The beach itself is micro, small. But there is so much to see and doContinue reading “Much more than a beach. Paralia Mikro Fanaraki”

The largest fortress of the Aegean Sea.

Myrina Castle – June 2021 When you reach the island of Lemnos by boat, you’re welcomed by this imposing Castle. Built on a rocky and craggy peninsula at the tip of the island, the castle of Myrina is the largest fortress in the Aegean Sea. Over the past 1000 years it endured many battles. TheContinue reading “The largest fortress of the Aegean Sea.”

Faraklou. Where nature became an artist.

In the north of the island of Lemnos, near the village of Propouli, you will find the volcanic rocks of Faraklo. In ancient times, lava flowed from the heart of the earth to the surface, where it came in contact with the water from the sea. The lava cooled down and formed Faraklo’s strange andContinue reading “Faraklou. Where nature became an artist.”

The desert of Greece

In Lemnos, an island in the Northeast of Greece there is a place that makes you doubt if you got on the right plane for your holiday. I’m talking about the Dunes of Bartholomew, a landscape where yellow sand covers everything and vegetation is minimal. Just like the Sahara, just slightly smaller. The desert containsContinue reading “The desert of Greece”