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Architecture

Limnos has a historical aura as its architecture combines the traditional with the neoclassical and contemporary element. Buildings of different periods and styles are next to each other in an odd neighborhood and create a beautiful image. A walk around the town and the visitor will discover Limnos of the past and of the present. You can admire the traditional architecture of the island in Myrina and in many villages of Limnos.
Among them is Kondias with the stone-built mansions of the seamen, the impressive stone windmills, the church of Agios Ioannis with byzantine icons and the church of Agios Demetrios, which is the oldest in the village; Moudros with the biggest and safest natural port of the Mediterranean, Varos with the numerous houses that witness the art and taste of the old craftsmen of Limnos.

The castles

The castles and the watch towers of Limnos are also significant elements of structured environment. From the various military constructions of Frankokratis, the castle of Myrina is in a really good shape. Besides, Myrina is sometimes called by the locals as Kastro (castle) (name that was officially replaced in the 50's.)

The mansions and the Limnian house

The architectural style of the capital of Limnos consists of houses and two-storey or three-storey mansions, made of voluminous stones in neoclassical style. These beautiful houses have also wooden balconies and tile roofs.
The Limnian traditional house is characterized by its simplicity and the proper study in the configuration of its rooms, but also the harmony with the natural environment. It has one floor and a fire place that is the corner for cooking. The evolution of this house is the two-storey building (first storey, as an auxiliary area and second storey as the main house) with outer stone staircase. Most of them are stone made and later with tiles.
Among them is Kondias with the stone mansions of the seamen, the impressive stone windmills, the church of Agios Ioannis with byzantine icons and the church of Agios Demetrios, which is the oldest in the village; Moudros with the biggest and safest natural port of the Mediterranean, Varos with the numerous houses that witness the art and taste of the old craftsmen of Limnos.

The churches and chapels

The chapels are scattered everywhere in the island like wild flowers and their number exceeds four hundred, which are operated by the locals in the memory of the saints that are dedicated to, offering delicacies, wine and local tsipouro. The amazing stone-built churches, works of great craftsmen of Limnos of the 19th and early 20th century literally grace every village. The most ancient church is the one of Agios Georgios found in the village of Repanidi, a basilica, which is being renovated since 2010. It has a remarkable fretwork chancel, dated in the 18th century.

Mantres (stockyards) of Limnos

Special reference should be made to the famous roofed buildings of Limnos, the mantres (stockyards). The stone-built, well constructed and roofed buildings (mantres) are in their majority, large and of great architectural value structures. They are scattered in the entire island, and they have a certain orientation, in order to be protected from northern winds and facilitate certain needs. They were originally built to house people and then animals and earth fruits. They have earthen floors, wooden roofs, small entrance door and window and a stone, slightly elevated bench that was used as the bed of the shepherd. The sense of harmony is impressive, as the craftsmen built them on the earth following the then inclinations of the ground with an incredible "plasticity". This unknown and often neglected architecture embodies the imprint of a primitive folklore civilization.

The windmills

One of the many architectural jewels of Limnos is the windmills. The Franks installed for the first time windmills in Greece in 1204 and of course, their first choice was Limnos due to its strong winds. So thus began a tradition that lasted almost 800 years. The windmills can no longer be used, but resist time, in an attempt to keep alive the good old times. In certain cases, they are well renovated.

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