|SHORE EXCURSION:||Island Drive|
|TOUR AT A GLANCE|
|Duration||4 1/2 hours|
|You will visit||The Castle, Museum in Myrina and Kotsina Church|
|You will see||Wild landscape|
|Shopping||time for souvenir shopping in Kotsina and Myrina|
Lemnos with one of the prettiest harbors in Greece, beautiful beaches and picturesque, traditional villages untouched by modern-day tourism, hardly fits with any Greek Island stereotypes.
Myrina, the island's capital and port, is sometimes known as Kastro for its romantic castle built over the rocky promontory in the midst of the sandy shore. It is here where you will climb to visit the Venetian Castle and admire the view across the island and the sea.
The castle divides Myrina's waterfront into two, the harbor beach on the south side near the commercial port and the north, the main long sandy Romaikos Yialos (beach). After the visit of the castle enjoy a short walk to the impressive neoclassical building housing the Archaeological Museum of Myrinia with its superb collection, filling ten rooms with findings from Lemnos. There are prehistoric relics from Poliochne, discoveries from Hephestia, Hloi and Myrina.
Your tour continues to the Bournia gulf where you will visit the church of Zoodochos Pigi. The church stands on the top of a hill, near the fishing port of Kotsina which lies on the southern coast of the island, north of Repanidi. The church is worth-seeing for its beautiful wood-carved screen and fine Byzantine icons. Close to the church you will also be able to view the statue of Maroula, a legend in all the island, representing a symbol of freedom due to her heroism during the Turkish attacks in 1478. The statue is found on the place where the Venetian castle of Kotsina used to be.
After the visit of the church return to the ship.
- This excursion will operate by coach and on foot.
- Note that all minors (those under 18) must be accompanied by an adult on shore excursions.
- This excursion involves uphill walking and climbing with numerous steps to negotiate, therefore guests with physical limitations should take this into consideration.
- Guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes as the tour of the sites involves a substantial amount of walking.
- Rest room facilities at the museum.