Lemnos: where off the beaten track becomes essential

Lemnos island. A destination for the seekers of bonafide travel experiences in Greece. Lemnos holidays are perfectly suited to those who prefer to trade the cosmopolitan for the authentic, in a faraway place steeped in mythology that will take your breath away. This island, tucked away in the northernmost corner of the Aegean Sea, will charm you, and your Lemnos holidays will be characterised by warmth of emotion, since anything and everything there comes from the heart and where people have “philotimo” in everything they say and do. Discovering this hidden gem will take you back to a simpler age, as Lemnos is largely unaffected by mass tourism. It is the ideal destination for those who are in search of the quintessential side of Greece, where feelings are brought about not by ostentatious hospitality, but through a sense of joining a family. Lemnos holidays promise a travel experience that wins you over in the more qualitative sense. It can be your retreat where you reconnect with yourself, finding the space and time to rekindle your balance and enjoy the scents, sounds and flavours that are homely, communal and incredibly sincere.

‘Philotimo’: a Greek noun which best translates into “love of honour”. Philotimo is woven into the Greek mentality and is the highest virtue anyone can aspire to.

12 Facts You Didn’t Know about Lemnos

Lemnos is considered a somewhat remote island, and that is one of the main reasons for it having retained its authenticity. But where is Lemnos exactly? The closest major Greek city is Thessaloniki, connected by ferries and flights between the two. For reaching Lemnos from Athens, a flight is the fastest way to travel with a journey duration of just an hour or less. It is reachable by ferry too but it is a long journey. Where is Lemnos geographically? It is in the north eastern part of the Aegean, and islands neighbouring it include Thassos, Samothrace, Mytilene, and Chios.

Together with the island of Mytilene (also known as Lesvos), Lemnos has been connected to the Amazons.