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Limnos Practical info


General Info
CLIMATE
The climate of Limnos is Mediterranean. Winters are mild and summers are hot with plenty of sunshine, but not as hot as in the mainland of Greece. The average temperature on the island is slightly below 30°C even in the hottest months (July and August), although the maximum temperature is above 35°C in July and August. The months with the most rain are December, November and January, while it is highly unlikely that there will be any rain in July and August. During these months, the strong northern winds (“meltemia”) make the heat less intense.

Limnos has more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year! In general, Limnos’ climate is a bit dryer than the climate of other Aegean Islands, with maximum humidity at 78.65 in December and around 60% during the summer.

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.  All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).
The Area Code for Limnos is: +30 22540. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialling the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins: 1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver colour), 10, 20 and 50 cents (gold colour) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper colour)
1 euro = 100 cents / centimes.
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.

Getting there
BY AIR
Limnos has an airport which is directly connected on a daily basis with the Athens International Airport and the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki. The flight from Athens and from Thessaloniki lasts about 35 minutes. During the summer months, Limnos is connected with Chios, Samos, Rhodes and Crete 3 times a week.

Limnos Airport Tel.: +30 2254031204

BY BOAT
Limnos is connected to Lavrio, Thessaloniki and Kavala by boat; the respective trip durations are 10.5hrs, 9hrsand 4hrsand 45 minutes.
Moreover, the island is connected by boat, during the summer, with several Aegean Islands, but itineraries vary from year to year.

For information on ports, schedules and fares, visit the following links:
www.nel.gr
www.saos.gr
www.openseas.gr

Local Transportation

LOCAL BUSES
Myrina is connected via bus routes with the most important villages, beaches and archaeological sites.
Tel.: +30 2254022464

TAXI SERVICE
Taxis are available in many spots on the island and every area has its own taxi service(s).

WATER TAXI
There are no water taxis on Limnos.

BOAT

Daily excursions are organized to secluded beaches, like Skidi and Neftina, and also to several destinations close to the island. Some of them are scheduled excursions and others are organized by request and travellers should seek information in local travel agencies.
Most boat trips have Myrina as their starting point.


Local Services
BANKS & ATMS
Several banks have branches and ATMs in Myrina:
ALPHA BANK: OTE Square, Tel.: +30 22540 24849
BANK OF GREECE: Myrinas-Katalakkou Str. (Tax Office building), Tel.: +30 22540 23104
COOPERATION BANK OF LESVOS – LIMNOS: KTEL Square, Tel.: +30 22540 29610
EFG EUROBANK: Ypsipilis Square, Tel.: +30 22540 29140
EMPORIKI BANK - 1st branch: 78 Kyda Str., Tel.: +30 22540 26240
                             2nd branch: Airport, Tel.: +30 22540 92604
GENIKI BANK: Ypsipilis Square, Tel.: +30 22540 25855
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE Ypsipilis Square, Tel.: +30 22540 22441-20232
PIRAEUS BANK- 1st branch: 1 Garyfalidi Str., Tel.: +30 22540 24839
                          2nd branch: 98 Kyda Str., Tel.: +30 22540 26230

MONEY EXCHANGE
Money can be exchanged in the bank branches listed above.          

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island in Hora where there is also a branch of the Hellenic Post Bank. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes on the island.

REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.
The Post Office in Limnos is located in Myrina (10 Garyfallidi Str.).
Limnos Post Office Tel. no: +30 22540 22462

POLICE STATION
Myrina Police Station: Tel.: +30 22540 22201, +30 22540 22200
Moudros Police Station: Tel.: +30 22540 71201

MUNICIPALITY OF LIMNOS
The Municipality of Limnos is situated in Myrina. It also has a well-organized web page (however, it is only in Greek): www.limnos.gov.gr

Tel.: +30 22543 50015- 50000

Useful Numbers
  • Radio Taxi: +30 22540 23820,  +30 22540 22051
  • Syros Port Authority: +30 22540 22225
  • Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
INTERNATIONAL PRESS                                         
It is almost impossible to find international press on Limnos so mind to have with you any necessary readings.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166
HEALTH
Limnos Hospital: +30 22543 50400

PHARMACY
There are more about 10 pharmacies in Limnos, located in Myrina, Moudros, Avlonas, Kontopouli, and Nea Koutali.


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