The climate in Limnos is Mediterranean, with mild winters and occasional snowfalls. Among the main features of the island are the strong winds, which are ideal for wind surfing and kite surfing. The temperatures on the island of Limnos are approximately up to 5 degrees less than the ones in Athens. On the island are to be found a very well organized airport with a long runway and a modern hospital.
Locally produced goods
The island of Limnos is famous for the production of Kalathaki Limnou – a cheese made from sheep and goat milk, melipasto cheese, and naturally – yogurt. On the island also grow various vegetables, among which being almonds and figs, melons and watermelons, tomatoes, pumpkins and olives. Honey is also produced on the island, as well as Muscat grapes.
Short Passage Through History
On Lemnos have been found the ruins of the oldest settlement in the Aegean Island. The site is situated atOuriakos, on the Louri coast of Fyssini in Moudros municipality. During the excavations have been found stone tools of high quality dating back from the Epipaleolithic Period.
In his work Homer spoke for one town on the island. During the Classical times, there were two settlementsMyrina (also called Kastro) and Hephaistia. Being province of theByzantine Empire, the island of Lemnos belonged to the Aegean Sea and was target of theSaracen raids. In the lastcenturies of Byzantium, Lemnos island was a major source of food after the loss of Asia Minor and the civil wars during the 14th century. In early 1915, during the World War I, the Allies used the island as a base to capture the Dardanelles Straits, placed 50 km away. In the end of 1918, at Moudros settlement in the island was signed the armistice between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies.
The main towns and villages on the island of Limnos include the administrative center and main port Myrina, set at the west coast of the island. Platy, which is almost a suburb of Myrina, full of summer resorts beach. Atsiki, the largest village in the heart of the fields near the airport. The historical port town of Moudros, east at the bay of the same name.
NeaKoutali, at the south, neatly built village by Asia Minor refugees of 1922.
Kalliopi is a settlement in Moudros municipality, set in the eastern part of the island, only one kilometer southeast of Kontopouli and 1.5 km north of the Chortarolimni lagoon. The village features a 3 km long beach set on the Keros Gulf. The gulf is situated east of the village and its name means “horn”, as a reference to its shape.
Kalliopi village was established around 1200 by a rich man fromHephaistia, who was expelled due to improper conduct. The settlement was once closer to the sea, near the present locality Ariones.