Natural beauty and geological phenomena
Lemnos is a volcanic island with rare geological and rocky formations, but also with one of the richest ecosystems in Europe.
According to European directive, most of the north-eastern part of Lemnos is a protected area and has joined the Natura 2000 network. The wetlands of Lemnos cover more than 2% of the total area of the island. The most important is the one consisting of the cluster of lakes Chortarolimni-Asprolimni-Aliki, with a total area of 18,000 acres. The avifauna of the region includes a multitude of migratory and endemic species such as flamingos, herons, grouses, lesser kestrels, ruddy shelducks, swans, falcons, turtle doves, hoopoes, etc. In the rare and protected flora of the area are the sea lilies, poppies, crown daisies, malcomias, 16 species of orchids and many more. Other notable elements of the ecosystem are underwater Posidonia meadows, coastal dunes, a Petrified Forest and an oak tree forest.
A phenomenon resembling a real desert: spectacular formations of fine sand, forming a unique and fascinating landscape, interrupted only by scattered brushwood. The Dunes are located in the Gomati area of about 70 acres. It is the perfect place for walks and photography.
Faraklo is located on the northern coast of the island, near the sea. It is an area of rare natural beauty characterized by great volcanic formations, picturesque coves and strange rock shapes.