Starting /Finishing Point: Kavala
Possible Visiting Places/Islands: Plati Bay, Kokkina Beach, Plaka Bay, Myrina, Tigani, Keros, Agios Efstratios, Samothraki, Thasos
Lemnos island is placed exactly at the center of North Aegean. It is a less crowded destination but there is everything a visitor could ask for. Its volcanic landscape, the golden beaches, wetland and grassland ecosystems and sand dunes of the only desert in Europe reveal an exquisite beauty. Lemnos has some special attractions such as the little deer that live in the capital’s well-preserved castle, the local wine and the fresh fish restaurants while explorers will be delighted to find a plethora of sights, flavors and activities.
Sailing in the southwestern part of Lemnos consists of generally mild wind conditions and some of the island’s best anchorages. Sailing routes can also include a short trip to Agios Efstratios Island.
Visiting Lemnos is like time travel. Ancient ruins, intact golden beaches, mountains and the lone desert in Europe create uncommon scenery of beauty. The famous dunes will guide to linger and carelessness of time as they are extremely rare phenomenon creating an unreal landscape. Visit the wetland of three lakes, one of which dries during the summer and leaves a salt surface.
Before leaving you should try the dairy products, the fresh cheese, dried bread products, the vast variety of wines, the cookies, the almond products and all the local sweeties that are fresh made. The local cuisine will conquer all desires with meat, fish and vegetarian meals.
Agios Efstratios, called Ai Stratis by the locals, is based at the edge of the Aegean sea. Blessed with the beauty of its landscape it offers a must discover place for every traveler. Locals will direct you to the volcanic grey beach, that you can rech by narrow roads, or simply with the yacht. The retreat-beach of Alonitsi gives you the time to rest and to meditate or just to battle with your friends on swimming to the shore and back. If you are luccky you will get the chance to see the monk seal monachus monachus and have a playfull time with it. Before finishing your short trip to the island eat to the amazing taverns that provide great delicacies and small Greek treats.