Limnos boasts unique ecosystems, from harshed landscapes, cascading waterfalls, sea caves and spectacular beaches.
In Limnos visitors will be amazed to discover that the island is home to a sandy desert.
On the north side of Lemnos, in an area called Gomati, visitors have the chance to witness a unique and unexpected sight, a small desert.
The 7 hectare area is located away from the sea full and it’s full of sand and dunes constantly changing shape,
just like in the Sahara desert, depending on the direction of the wind.
The sand dunes, which were created by natural erosion caused by the prevailing winds blowing across the sea, are known as “Pachies Ammoudies” or
“Ammothines” and are by far the most attractive element of the island.
At the north part of the island at the Cape of Falakro, or ‘Falakro’ as the locals call it, a beautiful geographical phenomenon reveals the geographic history
of Limnos and creates some superb imagery.
Millions of years ago, hot volcanic lava flooded out of the depths of the earth and froze to crystal as soon as it came in contact with the sea waters
Impressive natural sculptures arised as a result, which the locals also call by the impressive name … “fragokefala”. The dozens of shades of yellow
frozen lava and the spherical geological formations, next to the picturesque coves of the sea, are worth a visit.
Last but not least,wWhile traveling between the villages Repanidi and Kontopouli take a look at the small forest with oak-trees, which is the only extensive
natural wooded area on Limnos. Approximately 2,500 acres are covered by perennial oaks, which probably were part of an older natural forest,
that was deforested so as to become grazing land and at the same time to supply the island with timber.
Many birds are nesting in their branches and complement the rich bird life of the area, which is adjacent to the most important wetlands of the island.