Welcome to Lemnos


Lemnos, crossroads of civilizations, island of Hephaestus, and birthplace of pentathlon.

The volcanic landscape of the island offers a unique diversity similar to no other region in Greece. It is composed of beautiful lagoons and wetlands, immense fields, natural harbours and bights, sand dunes, therapeutical natural hot springs, fossilised forests, golden sand beaches, rich architecture and culture.

Hotel Ethaleia is situated 2km away from the coastal village of Moudros, overlooking the historic Moudros bay. The location is ideal, since it combines the natural beauty of the area and the easy access to nearby beaches, restaurants, taverns, bars, clubs, banks, post office and the local market of Moudros.

Moudros bay is one of the biggest natural harbours in the Mediterranean and also a marine biotope of significant ecological importance. Moudros has a commercial harbour and marina and hosts numerous cultural events during the summer. The ruins of Paliokastro castle can be found on a hill near Moudros. The castle was seized and destroyed by the Venetians in 1656.

Sightseeing in Moudros include the churches of Virgin Mary and Taxiarhon as well as the allied cemetery (ANZAC). The coastal road of the village passes the beach of St. Paul with the small church of the same name. Continuing coastally, the road leads to Koukonisi, an islet with a prehistoric settlement equivalent to Poliochni. The most important archaeological sites of the island are Poliochni, Kaveirio and Hephaestia. All of the sites are situated in the municipality of Moudros and in close distance to the Ethaleia Hotel. During your stay don’t forget to visit the famous beaches of the island. Some of the most beautiful beaches are the sandy beaches of Fanaraki and Havouli near Moudros, the cosmopolitan beaches of Evgatis near Kontias and the beach of Thanos. Other excellent choises include Keros in Kalliopi, Neftina in Kontopouli and Gomati with the nearby Sand dunes.
Geographically, Limnos is situated in equal distance between Mount Athos and Hellespontos. From Jason and the Argonauts to World War I, when the gulf of Moudros constituted the base of operations for the allied forces in the battle of Gallipoli, the geographical location has played an important role in the island’s historical course. Till the historical years, there used to be a volcano called Mosichlos just two kilometers south of Kotsinas, . The smoke of the volcano inspired Homer to call the island ‘Ethaleia’. Homer described Limnos as ‘the most hospitable among lands’. Limnos has kept its charm and unique ambience alive through the centuries. We, at Ethaleia Hotel are proud to continue the tradition and guarantee a holiday that will be remembered for a lifetime!

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