Captivating from first sight
Lemnos; delightful, undiscovered and quiet with a rural charm, the island lies exactly in the centre of the North Aegean Sea. Sung about by Homer it was known in antiquity for it’s technologically advanced civilisation. The island of Hephaestus, Greek god of fire, metalworking and forges who according to legend taught the dwellers of Lemnos the art of copper making.
It’s name has remained the same throughout the centuries originating from the Phoenician word for “white”; as it is low and treeless, looking “white” from a distance.
Lemnos is a gifted place that hides a large variety of precious ecosystems. From the thirteen registered wetlands that classify Lemnos among the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean to the severe, volcanic scenery, diamond cut coast line and crystal waters, the landscape and wildlife photography opportunities are endless.
In the main town of Myrina and the villages of the island you will tell stories with your camera of simple, kind, hospitable people who inhabit an almost forgotten world on Europe’s eastern frontier, where this remote North Aegean island recalls a Greece of the past.
Minimal and attractive at all levels, everything here composes a primitive and intact landscape that is captivating from first sight.
If you are in search of authenticity in your photography tours then look no further. Seize the opportunity and feel the “different air” - Lemnos is waiting!
An exploration of a rural Aegean island.
EXAMPLE ITINERARY: Lemnos - Rural Charm
Lemnos is an island you will never want to leave.
8 Day Tour
Delightful, undiscovered, quiet and with a rural charm the island of Lemnos lies exactly in the centre of the North Aegean Sea. Sung about by Homer it is known since antiquity for its technological civilisation. Its name, which has remained the same throughout the centuries originates from the Phoenician word for “white”; as it is low and treeless and from a distance appears “white”.
The Achaeans going to Troy stopped on the island and left Philoktitis – the hero who inspired the tragic poem the tragedy of “Philoktitis” by Sophocles, which is preserved in full till today.
A gifted place that hides a large variety of precious ecosystems; from thirteen registered wetlands that classify Lemnos among the most important and great wetlands in Mediterranean level; to the severe and volcanic scenery; to diamond coast lines and crystal waters. Everything composes a primitive and intact landscape captivating you from first sight!
If you are looking for authenticity in your holidays look no further! Seize the opportunity and feel the “different air” - the humble Lemnos awaits!
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What's included in this tour?
Bed and Breakfast
Daily photo workshops
All transportation including; taxis and coaches
Tour guide for entire tour.
What's NOT included?
What's NOT included in this tour?
Camera and all other camera related gear.
Arrival at Location
Transfer from the airport and settle into your rooms.
Enjoy a welcome brunch and coffee and get to know your fellow travellers.
Later stroll into Myrina and enjoy dinner at a nearby taverna.
Drive to the picturesque village of Katalakos.
Enjoy a coffee, a walk with a guide to the sand dunes, where there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
Scenic Volcanic Landscape
Drive to Propouli, Falacro and Pigadeli.
Enjoy the scenic volcanic landscape and do some guided easy hiking in this spectacular natural environment.
Explore Myrina, with its Ottoman and Greek influences.
Guided walk to the castle and the archaeological museum, enjoy the ancient archaeological features.
Try and buy the local products in the market.
Dinner in Myrina, clubbing afterwards optional!
Walking meditation to Agios Dimitrios and then on to the traditional village of Kontias, through the reservoir.
This will be an easy but longer walk stopping for a picnic lunch and at Kontias for coffee.
Dinner at Tsimandria where you will enjoy a meat feast!
Guided Tour of Hefestia
Guided visit to the prehistoric settlement of Hefestia.
Easy walk to the nearby cape taking in the breathtaking beauty of the environment.
Dinner and time for reflection.
Visit to Kakaviotissa.
Easy hiking to a unique landscape.
Enjoy some free time in Myrina.
Farewell dinner and clubbing!
Time to Fly
Say your goodbyes and fly home.