Lemnos’ beautiful beaches are all so good that each one vies for the title of best beach on the island! We’ve made a list of our favourites to recommend to you, so choose the one that suits you and splash in! Almost all beaches on the island are organized, providing sun loungers and sun beds. Varos Village Hotel is ideally located in the center of the island, which makes it a breeze to reach almost all of beaches on Lemnos. All of the beaches listed here vary from just 3 minute to 20 minutes drive from the hotel.
Kotsinas Beach is 3 minutes by car from the hotel, and is one of the best and most easily accessible beaches on this side of the island. It is ideal for families with young children. Located at the top of a shallow bay, it has shallow, very warm waters, owing to the groundwater flows from hot springs in the area. Adjacent to the Kotsinas beach lies the picturesque harbour with fishing boats, and a few taverns. Here you will find the “Zoodochou Pigis” church with holy water underground, and the statue of “Maroula”, a local heroine. Around the church you will see the ruins of the once thriving medieval castle of Kotsinas. Access to the beach is via paved road that reaches the sea. Walking beside the beach, you can find rare and protected sea lilies, a beautiful flower.
About 10 min drive from the hotel, Keros beach has calm, warm waters and close-to-perfect wind conditions during the summer months, which is why it is a popular kitesurfing spot. There are two organized windsurfing sport-schools there and the wide expanse of beach makes it the perfect place to practice in freedom!
Megalo (Big) Fanaraki is about 10 min drive from the hotel, very close to Moudros and is one of the most popular beaches of the area. There are many caves and spectacularly shaped rocks, making the beach the perfect destination for intrepid explorers! If you are lucky, you may even see some seals.
On the back side of the bay, there is the “’sister” beach, Mikro (Little) Fanaraki.
Chavouli Beach is just three kilometers from Moudros, about 10 min drive from the hotel. Located in a large bay with golden sand and crystal clear waters, the beach is sheltered from the north winds, and its calm waters are ideal for swimming all the time. If you take a walk along the beach, you will find rare and protected sea lilies, a beautiful flower.
After exploring the sand dunes, enjoy a swim at Gomati beach to recharge and refresh! Gomati has shallow water, fine golden sand and if it’s windy it becomes one of the best beaches on the island for surfing.
Zematas beach combines fine, white sand and crystal clear, turquoise, calm waters. The sea is shallow here, making it perfectly suited for families with young children.
Markris Yialos is a vast, spectacular beach, with blue waters, right next to the site of Poliochni through a small dirt road. From the sea, you can see “Troy”, the “sister” city of Poliochni in front of you.
Louri is a beautiful beach, and is rare because it one of the few on the island with pebbles. Archaeological excavations nearby unearthed tools dating back 12,000 years BC. It is located just after the village Scandali.
The vast sandy Neftina beach has turquoise waters and a chapel on its north side. The cliffs are ideal for those who fish. There is a creek here that cuts through the beach, pouring its clear blue waters into the Aegean sea. Beside the creek grow “tzitzifies” (a kind of local tree) lending the beach a unique look, and also offering cool shade from the hot summer sun.
In Neftina there is dirt road that starts from Kontopouli and leads to the nearby Kavireio, one of the most important archaeological sites of Lemnos. Just below it is the Cave of Philoctetes. These are two of the attractions on the island that you should visit!
South of Moudros on the southeast edge of the bay is the Parthenomytos beach. It is one of the largest and most secluded beaches of Lemnos, because it is a little difficult to access. For this reason if you choose the Parthenomyto for a dip you should bring your water, food and umbrella with you, especially if you plan to stay for hours on the beach. Access to Parthenomyto is by a dirt road, but by the end the sight of Parthenomytou beach with its turquoise waters will more than make up for the journey! Before Parthenomyto you can visit the beach of Skidi.
To the north of Lemnos, the point where the island narrows to the peninsula of Plaka is the Saravari beach. The beach has golden sand and shallow waters, and is very close to the archaeological sites of Hefaistia and Kavireia, some of the most important centres of antiquity on Lemnos. So you can combine a visit to these fascinating archaeological sites with a dip in the cool waters of Saravaris. You will arrive there following the dirt road that starts from the village of Kontopouli.
VIRGIN MARY LITTLE WELL
After exploring the Faraklo volcanic rock formations you can visit the beach of Virgin Mary of the Little Well, with its brownish red sand and the deep blue sea. It takes its name from a natural water well, which is located right in the middle of the beach.
On the road that connects Thanos with the near south of Limnos, as you pass from the popular beach of Thanos you will come across one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Lemnos, the Evgatis (Nevgatis). The all-white fine sand stretches for about two kilometers and the deep blue sea here makes for refreshing dips for everyone! The tranquility of the countryside and the vast expanse of sand create a calm aura here even the busiest summer days. In Lemnos you will hear Evgatis beach referred to as “Nevgatis”.
Here you will find the picture of cosmopolitan Lemnos. Close to the beach of Romeikos and Myrinas village. Here you will find numerous tavernas and beach bars, loud music, sun loungers, umbrellas and water sports.
Avlonas is a bay outside Myrina with a beach and watersports. There are three volcanic islets along the bay, ideal for snorkeling.
This is the seaport of Kaspakas village. It offers shallow, clear waters and has one of the best sunsets on the island.
Very close to Myrina, ideal if you are looking for a cosmopolitan beach
This beach near Myrina, the most cosmopolitan beach in the western part of the island, loud music and crowds all day.
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