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An island with mystic ties to Greek Mythology, where women threw men off cliffs and Goddesses punished. When I usually visit the Island of Lemnos I spend my entire time with family. I visit uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, God parents. This time however I took a different approach.

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I visited the island as a tourist. We wanted to explore and see everything it has to offer.

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In the summer months the streets of Lemnos are filled with tourists. Mostly expats. Not a popular destination for the average island hopping traveler. However it should be, and here is why.

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Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position:. When the Argonauts landed at Lemnos, they are said to have found it inhabited only by women, who had murdered all their husbands, and had chosen as their queen Hypsipyle, the daughter of Thoas, the former King of the island. The Minyae were driven out of the island by the Tyrrhenian Pelasgians, who had been expelled from Attica. It is also related that these Pelasgians, out of revenge, made a descent upon the coast of Attica during the festival of Artemis at Brauron, and carried off some Athenian women, whom they made their concubines; but, as the children of these women despised their half-brothers born of Pelasgian women, the Pelasgians murdered both them and their Athenian mothers.

Lemnos continued to be inhabited by Pelasgians, when it was conquered by Otanes, one of the generals of Darius Hystaspis Hdt.

In fact, it was always regarded as an Athenian possession, and accordingly the peace of Antalcidas, which declared the independence of all the Grecian states, nevertheless allowed the Athenians to retain possession of Lemnos, Imbros, and Scyros. At a later period Lemnos passed into the hands of the Macedonians, but it was restored to the Athenians by the Romans. In the earliest times, Lemnos appears to have contained only one town, which bore the same name as the island Hom. Athos was visible in the forum of the city at the time of the summer solstice.


On its site stands the modern Kastro, which is still the chief town in the place. In contains about inhabitants; and its little port is defended by a pier, and commanded by a ruinous mediaeval fortress on the overhanging rocks. Eckhel, vol. According to Pliny Pliny adds, that there were still traces of it in his time.

The Gate of Lemnos (Lemnos, #1) by Francis Jarman

Dr, Hunt, who visited the island in , attempted to find out the ruins of this labyrinth, and was directed to a subterraneous staircase in an uninhabited part of the island, near a bay, called Porniah. He here found extensive ruins of an ancient and strong building that seemed to have had a ditch round it communicating with the sea.

The walls towards the sea are strong, and composed of large square blocks of stone.