Top Lemnos Attractions
Myrina Castle: Above Myrina towers the Kastro. It is built on a steep rocky peninsula, connected to land on the east side. On the highest point of the hill stands a half-ruined, multi-room, defensive building. Also preserved in the enclosed area are a Muslim oratory, a subterranean vault and cisterns. The castle took its present form in 1207 when the Great Duke of Limnos fortified the capital.
Archaeological Museum of Limnos: The neoclassical, three-storey building was constructed at the beginning of the century and during the Ottoman occupation, it was used as the Governor’s House. Today, it houses the Archaeological Museum. The collections of the museum consist of prehistoric finds from the Italian excavations at Poliochni, finds from the Italian excavation at the Kabeirion and Hephaistia, prehistoric finds from the systematic excavations at Koukonesi and finds of the rescue excavations carried out by the 20th Ephorate on the island.
Hephaestea: These are the ruins of an ancient settlement that was the largest and most significant town in classical times. It was built in 1000 BC and survived for over 2000 years. The town took its name after god Hephaistos. Today, much of the site remains unexcavated, but there are scant remains of the theatre and a temple dedicated to the god.