An island, ideal for fishermen and hunters. Rich in fisheries and hunting grounds, Limnos hides real treasures on land and sea. Fishing and hunting, give a chance for companionship, fun, exploration and unique moments.
An island for a good catch.
Fishermen, spear fishers and shellfish collectors will find their efforts rewarding in Limnos… Abundant in fish, the northeastern Aegean Sea, combined with the long coastline of the island and its distinct alternations, create ideal spots for fishing, depending on the technique employed by each fisherman.
Lemnians who love fishing, friendly and hospitable, will accompany you at each pier and coast.
Those who own a boat can fish with fishing rods in small sheltered bays. The ports of Moudros, Kotsinas and Koutali, as well as the beaches of Ai-Yannis west of the island, are classic choices for fishermen. For snorkeling, many shallow or deep shoals can be found near the island. Among the best spots are the area by Fakos under Agia Efthimia, Cape Mourtzeflos (NW of the island), the rocky islet Sirgits (aka Sideritis), Paleokastro in Plaka, the Methones shoals located between Limnos and Imbros, Agios Sozos by Agia Sofia and many more.
You will find accessories, tools and special fishing equipment for fishermen and spear fishers in stores on the island.
With the guidance of Artemis
The importance of Limnos as a hunting area is rooted in myth since antiquity, when the ancient denizens of the island worshipped Artemis as the patroness of Myrina and dedicated to the goddess of hunting a temple outside the city.
The relationship between Lemnians and hunting is based on this history but is also backed by a particularity met in only a few places in Greece. Only here do rabbits abound in such populations that cause damages to crops and vineyards, thus considered harmful and wanted for years! That is why hunting is allowed from September 1st until the end of February, and during 10-15 days in March, daily and without limitations in various hunting areas of the island.
Lemnians, but also seasoned hunters from nearby islands of Chios, Lesvos and Samos, set up an ambush during the winter for wild ducks and woodcocks. From mid-September to mid-October, and for just four Sundays a year, hunters engage in hunting of the endemic Lesser Kestrel.
The active Hunting Club of Limnos is available for more information at these numbers: 22540 22062 & 6942404436