According to constructmaterials, Limnos (Greek: Δήμος Λήμνου) is an island in the Aegean Sea (Europe) that is part of the department of Lesbos in Greece. The capital of Limnos is Myrina.
Limnos is a hilly island. The coastline is mostly rocky with a few bays and sandy beaches. The clear blue waters around Limnos are ideal for practicing water sports. The island does not yet attract hordes of tourists. The tourists who do visit the island often come for the port of Myrina. In addition, especially the many traditional villages attract a lot of attention. See ezinesports for Europe geography.
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Travel information of Limnos
Official name: Limnos
Area: 476 km²
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 17,270 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 430 m (Skopia)
Distance (Amsterdam – Myrina): 2,050 km
Flight time: approx. 4 hour
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Limnos that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Limnos, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Limnos. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Limnos? You will find an extensive collection at travel bookstore De Zwerver.
Weather and climate
Limnos has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 25 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Limnos can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Limnos can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Limnos. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.
Greek is the official language on Limnos. In addition, because of tourism, English is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Limnos.
Money and Currency matters
On Limnos you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Limnos can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Limnos are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
On Limnos it is customary to tip, even if this is already included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.
On Limnos it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Limnos is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Limnos can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Limnos you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on LImnos.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Limnos.
On Limnos the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Limnos can be found on our electricity page (see Greece).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Limnos can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Limnos) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Limnos end in.gr.
Official websites of Limnos: lemnos.gr and visitgreece.gr.
The country code (international access number) to call someone on Limnos is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Limnos? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Limnos Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Limnos.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Limnos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Limnos.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Limnos can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Limnos) in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Limnos, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Limnos?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have visited Limnos before. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Limnos can be found on Protected Planet.
Limnos is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Limnos? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Limnos, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Limnos, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Limnos.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Limnos belonged administratively to the department of Lesbos until 2010?
…There are many traditional villages and houses on Limnos?