Lemnos is the eighth island of Greece with an area of 438 square kilometers. It is located in the northern Aegean, in the Thracian Sea, between Mount Oros, Samothraki, Imbros and Lesbos. Together with son Efstratios they form the province of Limnos in the prefecture 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 called Kastro, a name that prevailed during the late Byzantine period and is still informally called that by the older Limnios.

Lemnos is a volcanic island. Although it has no forests, it has vast fertile plains cultivated with grain and vines. It also has wonderful and clean beaches and is an island ideal for a peaceful holiday.

The main occupations of the inhabitants are animal husbandry, agriculture and fishing. Also, tourism, trade and maritime professions.

Lemnos produces excellent quality products such as: grains, legumes, wine, figs, raisins, almonds and thyme honey. The wonderful white wine “Lemnos” with its special aroma and delicate taste is also produced here. The dairy products of Lemnos such as feta cheese, brine and barrel are also delicious.

Lemnos has abundant and excellent fish. Its rocky shores, but also the numerous dry areas around the island, make it an ideal place for underwater fishing.