Lemnos island

Lemnos (also Limnos) is the 8th largest island in Greece, with an area of 438 sq km. It is located in the north Aegean, at the Thracian Sea, between Mount Athos, Samothrace, Imvros and Lesvos. Lemnos and the island of Agios Efstratios, constitute the peripheral unit of Lemnos, in the County of Lesvos. The capital and main port of Lemnos is Myrina, named after the wife of the first king of the island, Thoantas. Until 1955 Myrina was known as Kastro (castle), a name that prevailed during the late Byzantine era, and it's still called this way informally by the older islanders.

Lemnos is a volcanic island. Although it does not have any forests, it is filled with extensive fertile fields, cultivated with vineyards and cereals. It also has, wonderful clean beaches and it's the ideal island for relaxed vacation. The main occupations of the locals are stock raising, agriculture, fishing and also, tourism, trade and maritime occupations. The population of the island is about 18.000.
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