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Limnos Accommodation Greece Greek Hotels

Limnos offers a variety of holiday accommodation from deluxe hotels with every conceivable comfort to self catering studios and fairly basic domatia. You'll find rooms here are more pricey than on many of the busier islands geared to package holidaymakers from northern Europe. This is a popular destination for Greek visitors who fly in from the mainland city of Thessaloniki and other areas of northern Greece.

If you arrive without a reservation, talk to the domatia owners who usually meet incoming ferries. Or check out the information board in the harbourfront square which has a map of the island and a list of hotels and rooms with phone numbers. If you wander the streets of the capital, Myrina, you'll see plenty of signs for domatia which are the best option for budget travellers. There's no official camp site on the island and freelance camping on any of the beaches is frowned upon.

Some of the island's most atmospheric accommodation is provided within lovingly restored stone mansions such as the reasonably priced Pension Romeikos Yialos near the beach of the same name to the north of the castle in Myrina. The Apollo Palace also offers affordable accommodation in a stylish neoclassical building which oozes old world elegance and charm.

If money's no object and you fancy a spot of serious self indulgence then book a room at the luxurious Akti Marina complex at Romeikos Yialos. You might have trouble getting in during the high season months of July and August when rooms tend to be block booked by Italian tour operators. It's a pricey place but you get plenty for your money including a heated pool, outdoor pools and a host of sports all included in the room price.

An equally luxurious option in a quieter location is the stylish Porto Myrina Palace overlooking lovely Avlonas Bay, north of Myrina. The hotel's sumptuous suites and bungalows have been built around a 4th century BC Temple of Artemis but there's nothing dated about its superb facilities which include three restaurants, a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools and all manner of sports.

v There's another A category hotel complex overlooking Platy Beach in the south west corner of the island. Guests of the Lemnos Village Resort enjoy first class facilities including beach and pool bars, water ski ing and four astro turf courts. More basic but much cheaper rooms are available from Tzimis Taverna at Platy.

If your main reason for visiting the island is to explore its archaeological sites, you might prefer to stay in one of the hotels at Havouli, on the eastern shore of Moudhros Bay. There are also rooms to rent at Kalliopi, close to Keros Beach at the eastern end of the island. The islanders tend to turn a blind eye to Greek visitors who make overnight stops in camper vans at Keros.