Limnos is a Greek island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea and the 8th-largest island of Greece. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Limnos regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Myrina.
The island is mostly flat (hence its more than 30 sand beaches), but the west, and especially the northwest part, is rough and mountainous. The highest point is Mount Skopia at the altitude of 430 m. The chief towns are Myrina, on the western coast, and Moudros on the eastern shore of a large bay in the middle of the island. Myrina (also called Kastro, meaning “castle”) possesses a good harbour, which is in the process of being upgraded through construction of a west-facing sea wall. It is the seat of all trade carried on with the mainland.
Limnos is a volcanic island. Although it has no forests, it has extensive fertile plains cultivated with cereals and vines. It also has beautiful and clean beaches and is an island ideal for a relaxing holiday. The main occupations of the inhabitants are livestock, agriculture and fisheries. Also tourism, commerce and the maritime professions.
Also has a long tradition in certain types of food. It’s famous throughout Greece for its dairy products, honey and durum wheat. Look for cheeses (such as melichloro, kaskavali and kalathaki), rusks, whole-wheat flour and handmade noodles, as well as a large variety of wines, red and white, that have a distinctive taste thanks to the volcanic soils.