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Find useful information on how to get to Limnos by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Limnos, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Limnos ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to/from Limnos.
- All year round there are ferries running to Limnos from Athens / Piraeus, Lavrion and Kavala (North Greece) while from June to September there are frequent ferries from some Dodecanese (Rhodes, Kos, Kalymnos etc) and other Aegean islands (Chios, Agios Efstratios etc).
- The overnight ferries to Limnos depart every second day from Piraeus and Lavrio (Athens ports) with duration 10 hours and daily from Kavala with duration 4.30 hours.
Getting to Limnos by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to Limnos because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Limnos, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
- There is a choice of modern regular and High-speed catamaran ferries running frequently with stops along the way.
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry to Limnos destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections. The biggest shipping companies (carriers) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Limnos by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services in Limnos
Ports of call in Limnos
- The island of Limnos is served by the port of Myrina (main port) and Moudros
- It takes about 20 min. on foot from Myrina port to the town center or some few min. with public minibus
Road network on Limnos
- Limnos has a road network of about 200 km. The roads connecting the capital town Myrina to the island’s villages, are asphalt-covered and in a good state. Roads that lead to the main beaches and archaeological sites are also covered with asphalt, except for the one leading to Hephaestia
- A ring road starting from the port meets the provincial road Myrina – Airport
Public Bus Services on Limnos
- There are daily bus routes connecting the capital city Myrina with the other villages of Limnos
- Bus service from Myrina to: Moudros, Skandali, Kontias, Plaka, Atsiki, Katalako, Kaspakas and Thanos
- Every summer there are buses from Myrina to Plati Beach, Avlonas and Agios Ioannis beach
- Check departures at the local bus station square in Myrina
- Bus Terminal in Myrina: Eleftherios Venizelos square
- Phone: +30 2254022464
Taxis on Limnos
- There are 27 taxis on the island of Limnos
- When the ferry comes, the most taxis waiting at the port and serve the passengers to all directions
- You can call a taxi wherever you are to get you to your destination
- Taxi station in Myrina: Eleftheriou Venizelou square
- Phone: +30 2254023820
Taxis in Villages
- Moudros Taxis: Mr. Kalathas +30 6973996716, Mr. Konsoulas +30 6972008388, Mr. Sarris +30 6946863284
- Kallithea Taxis: Mrs. Lagou +30 6946468476
- Livadochori Taxis +30 6977208055
- Varos Taxis: Mr. Mavroidis +30 6945306616
- Kontopouli Taxis: Mr. Manolakoudis +30 6937983939
- Kontias Taxis: +30 6973015206
- Romanou Taxis: Mr. Manoleris +30 6948048108
- Nea Koutali Taxis: Mr. Mpakaimis +30 6964594272
- Kaminia Taxis: Mr. Gargalis +30 6974450697
- Atsiki Taxis: Mr. Skafidas +30 6944582650
- Panagia Taxis: Mr. Mavroudis +30 6974463101
- Tsimandria Taxis: Mr. Fragkaros +30 6944560918
Tip: Most of the hotels on Limnos have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Limnos was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability to Limnos by ferry
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Book in advance your ferry ticket to Limnos
Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to Limnos in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Limnos you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry ticket. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Limnos without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Limnos, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Limnos without having booked the ferry pass to Limnos. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to Limnos!
Save time in Limnos!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to Limnos, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets o/from Limnos but also to save time in Limnos; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of ferry tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to Limnos, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to Limnos is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Limnos, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Limnos and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Limnos.
Get the best deal!
Ferry tickets to Limnos can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Limnos up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling great having your ferry ticket in your pocket!
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Accommodation options on the ferry to Limnos
Find out about the ferry types that are running to/from Limnos, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Limnos and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to or from Limnos.
Limnos is a destination for tranquil holidays, true relaxation and contact with nature. Calm bays, stretched beaches and landscapes with volcanic rocks, interchanging with low hills and traditional settlements with stone houses. The land is fertile and Limnians produce wine, honey and cheese, famous from antiquity for their quality. The island extends over a surface of 477 km2, its coastline is 260 km long and it has 18,000 inhabitants.
The history of Limnos is lost in the ages. According to Mythology, the island hosted Hephaestus’ workshop, who taught its first inhabitants, the Sintians, the art of copper forging. It flourished during the prehistoric era, while in 512 B.C. was occupied by the Persians, to be liberated again after the end of the Persian Wars. Since then, it was successively subdued by the Romans, Venetians and Turks, till its final liberation during the First Balkan War, in 1912. Limnos is connected by ferry with Lavrion, Piraeus and Kavala ports and by air with Athens airport.
Internet web page of Limnos Community – Aghios Evstratios : www.lemnos.gr
History of Limnos
Homer speaks as if there were one town in the island called Lemnos, but in historical times there was no such place. There were two towns, Myrina (also called Kastro), and Hephaestia which was the chief town. Coins from Hephaestia are found in considerable number, and various types including the goddess Athena with her owl, native religious symbols, the caps of the Dioscuri, Apollo, etc. Few coins of Myrina are known. They belong to the period of Attic occupation, and bear Athenian types. A few coins are also known which bear the name of the whole island, rather than of either city.
A trace of the pre-Greek Lemnian language is found on a 6th century inscription on a funerary stele, the Lemnos stele.
Coming down to a better authenticated period, we find that Lemnos was conquered by Otanes, a general of Darius Hystaspis. But soon (510 BC) it was reconquered by Miltiades the Younger, the tyrant of the Thracian Chersonese. Miltiades later returned to Athens, and Lemnos was an Athenian possession until the Macedonian empire absorbed it.
In 197 BC, the Romans declared it free, but in 166 BC gave it over to Athens which retained nominal possession of it until the whole of Greece was made a province of the Roman Empire in 146 BC. After the division of the empire, Lemnos passed to the Byzantine Empire.
Like other eastern provinces, its possession changed between Greeks, Italians and Turks. In 1476 the Venetians and Greek Byzantines successfully defended Kotschinos against a Turkish siege. But in 1657 Kastro was captured by the Turks after a siege of 36 days. In 1770, Kastro was besieged by Count Orlov. During the Russo-Turkish War, 1806-1812, Admiral Senyavin won the naval Battle of Lemnos off the coast. In 1912, Lemnos became part of Greece during the First Balkan War.
Today the island of Lemnos or Limnos has about 30 villages and settlements. The province includes the island of Agios Efstratios to the southwest which has some exceptional beaches and the only desert in Europe.
Limnos is a military base of Greece as it stands on a strategically important part of the Aegean Sea. During the First Balkan War, the Naval Battle of Lemnos took place here on January 18, 1913, in which the Ottoman navy sought to thwart Greece's capture of Aegean islands. The Greek fleet under Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis was in the port at Moudros when they received signals that the Turkish fleet was approaching. The Greek fleet decisively defeated the Turkish fleet, which retreated to the Dardanelles and did not go out again throughout the war. The Greek battleship Limnos was named after this battle.
During World War I, the Allies in early 1915 used the island to try to capture the Dardanelles Straits, some 50km away. This was done chiefly by the British and largely through the enthusiasm of Winston Churchill. The harbour at Mudros was put under the control of British Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, who was ordered to prepare the then largely unused harbour for operations against the Dardanelles.
The harbour was broad enough for British and French warships, but lacked suitable military facilities, which was recognized early on. Troops intended for Gallipoli had to train in Egypt; and the port found it difficult to cope with casualties of the ill-starred Gallipoli campaign. The campaign was called off in evident failure at the close of 1915. Mudros' importance receded, although it remained the Allied base for the blockade of the Dardanelles during the war.
In late October 1918, the armistice between Turkey and the Allies was signed at Mudros.
After the Red Army victory in the Russian Civil War, many Kuban Cossacks, fled the country to avoid persecution from the Bolsheviks. A notable eviction point was the Greek island of Lemnos where 18 thousand Kuban Cossacks have landed, though many would die of starvation and disease. Most left the island after a year.
What to see in Limnos
- The Thanos Beach
- The Bay of Moudros
- The museum in Myrina
- The museum in Poliochni
- The Church Panagia Kakaviotisa
- The Stone Woods
- The Windmills
- The sanctuary of the Kaveires
- Goddess Artemida
- The Castle in Myrina
- The Churches – Monasteries
Museums - Limnos
Police: 22540 22201
Tourist Police: 22540 22200
Port Authority Myrina: 22540 22225
Port Authority Moudros: 22540 71240
Hospital: 22540 22222
Moudro's clinic: 22540 71257
Emergency: 22540 22199
Bus station: 22540 22464
Taxi: 22540 23820
Municipality Myrina: 22543 - 50000
Municipality Moudros: 22543-50700