Remote beaches of Lemnos IslandTuesday, March 21, 2017 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Iuliana Marchian
In the first two posts about Lemnos Island, I wrote about the three major archaeological sites on the eastern side of the island and the main architectural programs.
Lemnos Island has a unique understated appeal, which consists mainly of flat treeless lands and gently undulating plains, with little farms. Small mountains are present only in the north-western part of the island and constantly alternate with fertile regions of arable land. The soil is volcanic with sandy areas (locals call them am’da) or rocky ones. The typical Lemnian landscapes are countless fields of wheat and grain, interspersed with vast vineyards, pastures, and beaches.
Traditional architecture of Lemnos IslandThursday, October 20, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Iuliana Marchian
In the first post about Lemnos Island, I wrote about the three major archaeological sites that stand out on the eastern side of the island – Poliochni, Hephaistia, and the Kabeiroi Sanctuary. However, there is more to Lemnos than just those three sites. You can find numerous representations of the Greek authentic lifestyle and architecture on the island, which withstand successfully mass tourism effects unlike the surrounding islands of Thassos and Samothraki.
Archaeological sites of Lemnos IslandTuesday, August 16, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Iuliana Marchian
In the summer of 2016, I’ve been travelling around the Aegean Greek Islands for three weeks. From all the islands I have visited Thassos and Samothraki were the most touristic ones. While, Lemnos Island on the contrary – strikingly authentic. The island is not easily accessible from the mainland, so there are not many tourists there. Its authenticity emerges from simple things such as daily life or countless chapels scattered all over, even at isolated foothills.