Lemnos – Rural Charm
7 – 14 June 2018
Lemnos is an island you will never want to leave.
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Holiday Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
7 – 14 June 2018 (8 day workshop)
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!
- Bed and Breakfast
- Daily photo workshops
- All transportation including; taxis and coaches
- Tour guide for entire tour.
- Travel insurance
- 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.
Drive to Sardes, another lovely village and and enjoy a delicious dinner at the local taverna.
Return to Myrina.
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.
Relaxation and authentic hospitality
Staying at the beautiful Varos Village hotel and apartment complex which is centrally located on the island, with everything in easy reach.
A unique sense of home hospitality in spacious rooms decorated with earthy colours, air conditioning and equipped with all modern hotel facilities (internet, TV, bathroom en suite, safe box, equipped kitchenette with refrigerator).
Homemade Greek breakfast featuring the rich produce of Lemnos island include: traditional pies, fresh eggs, local cheese, thyme honey, tahini and fresh fruits from the garden.
Returning to our roots which is key to the holidays we are offering!
There will be a fair amount of easy hiking and you will need to be able to get up hills, flights of stairs, and be OK with a certain level of heat. If you are carrying a camera bag full of equipment you will need to be OK with having this on your back for several hours at a time.
A camera is the obvious one, but also a tripod is a must. Having spare batteries and memory cards is also strongly advised.
No, you have to make your own way to the destination, but wherever possible we will meet you at the airport in Greece.
Yes. We always ensure you will be staying at the best accommodation possible in the area. This means it will be clean and well presented, although in the more remote locations may not be as fancy as in the cities.
All levels are welcome, from the novice to the seasoned professional.