The beautiful Limnos Island is the eighth largest island in Greece and the third largest island on the northeastern group of islands on the Aegean Sea. Here are the biggest islands than the beautiful Lemnos Island to enjoy them too:
Crete Island, Evia / Eyboia / Euboea Island, the beautiful Lesvos Island, the Greek Rhodes Island, the beautiful Chios Island, Kefallonia Island and Corfu Island.
However, the Island of Limnos is not like any of the other islands because of its strategic location and the military presence on the Island and sometimes the military jets flying by. In spite of this, some people hit their way to the island for couple of days every season.
Beautiful Island of Limnos - Connection:
There is daily flight from Athens to the beautiful Lemnos Island that takes one hour and four flights weekly from Thessaloniki that take 45 minutes and three flights and three flights weekly from the island to Lesvos Island from Limnos Airport at about 22 kilometres east of Myrina the capital of Lemnos Island.
The beautiful Limnos Island is connected to other islands and islets on the Aegean Sea and the ports in Greece by boats. Most of the sea traffic runs in summer. Four boats go weekly to Piraeus, connecting via Lesvos, four boats go weekly to Kavala, three boats go weekly to the beautiful Chios Island, two boats go weekly to Thessaloniki and two boats go weekly to Alexandroupolis. The small local ferry, Aiolis sails five times between Limnos and Agios Efstratios.
Two busses run from Myrina to other villages and there are car rentals in Myrina near the waterfront offered by Myrina Rent a Car office in addition to some other motorcycle rentals and taxi services in the central square.
Beautiful Island of Lemnos - Location and Background:
Limnos occupies 482 square kilometres on that area in strategic position near the straits of the Dardanelles, at the central location between Turkey and the peninsula of Mount Athos.
There are 18,104 inhabitants in the beautiful Limnos Island. The Allies used Mudros Bay or Moudrous Bay in Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. Lemnos became part of Greece on 8 October 1912 during the first Balkan War and since that date, Greece has military base in the Island of Lemnos.
Although the beautiful Limnos Island is flat but it is mountainous at the northwest, where Mount Vigla reaches 470 metres heights. Moudros Bay is a large bay on the eastern shore in the middle of the island. There is a good harbour in Myrina.
Fruits and vegetables that grow in the island include melons, watermelons, tomatoes, figs, almonds, pumpkins and olive and the corps are wheat, sesame and barley. Lemnos produces feta and melipasto cheeses, wine and honey. There are 30 villages and settlements in the Municipalities of Atsiki, Moudros, Myrina and Nea Koutali.
Hotels, beaches, museums and some other attractions in the beautiful Limnos Island are in the second section of the page below the form.
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History of the Beautiful Limnos Island:
In Greek mythology, the Cabeiri, (Cabiri, Kabeiroi, Kabiri or Greek: ) were a group of enigmatic chthonic deities. They were worshiped in a mystery cult closely associated with that of Hephaestus, centered in the north Aegean islands of Lemnos and possibly Samothrace at the Samothrace temple complex and at Thebes.
In their distant origins the Cabeiri and the Samothracian gods may include pre-Greek elements Hittite, Thracian, proto-Etruscan, or Phrygian elements. The Lemnian cult was always local to Lemnos, but the Samothracian mystery cult spread rapidly throughout the Greek world during the Hellenistic period, eventually initiating Romans.
The ancient sources disagree about whether the deities of Samothrace were Cabeiri or not; and the accounts of the two cults differ in detail. But the two islands are close to each other, at the northern end of the Aegean, and the cults are at least similar, and neither fits easily into the Olympic pantheon: the Cabeiri were given a mythic genealogy as sons of Hephaestus.
The accounts of the Samothracian gods, whose names were secret, vary in the number and sexes of the gods, usually between two and four, some of either sex. The number of Cabeiri also varied, with some accounts citing four (often a pair of males and a pair of females) of them, and some even more, such as a tribe or whole race of Cabeiri, often presented as all male.
The Cabeiri were also worshipped at other sites in the vicinity, including Seuthopolis in Thrace and various sites in Asia Minor. The Cabeiri were possibly originally Phrygian deities and protectors of sailors, who were imported into Greece.
Ancient Lemnos: Philoctetes, Alcamenes, Cabeiri, Hypsipyle, Lemnian Language, Lemnian Athena, Chryse Island, Poliochne
Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E.
This multidimensional collection of essays explores the interrelation of religion, cultural identity, politics, literature, myth, and memory during the Roman Empire by focusing on the cultural dynamics embedded in and surrounding Philostratus’s Heroikos, an early third-century C.E. dialogue about Homer and the heroes of the Trojan War.
The essays focus on ritual and literary dimensions of hero cult; cultural and community identity reflected in the Heroikos and in early Christianity; and the cultural, literary, and political turn toward heroes in the negotiation of difference, particularly with those outside the Roman Empire.
Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E. (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) (Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Brill Academic Publishers))
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The local people in Agios Efstratios Island or Saint Eustratius know their island as Ai-Stratis. It is about 30 kilometres at the southwest of Limnos. …
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It is said that there are more than 30 beautiful beaches in Limnos Island. However, the beautiful beaches in Limnos are few and to some points, even those …
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