Photos shown here are the COPYRIGHT property of MLRelle taken during our visits to the naturally beautiful and colorful island of Limnos. This remote and unspoilt island lies at the center of the northern Aegean Sea, between Lesvos, Samothraki and Agios Efstratios. Limnos spans approximately 450 square kilometers of volcanic mountains and rocky terrain surrounded by turquoise seas and is the eighth largest Greek Island, roughly 5 times the size of Hilton Head, SC. The island has 32 villages with 300 or more Greek Orthodox Churches, chapels and eklesakia (little churches). Human presence on the island dates back to more than 10,000 years with the island having been occupied by Turkey for 400 years. Greek Orthodoxy is the national faith of Greece, all churches on Limnos Island are Greek Orthodox. With every visit to the island we add more research to our blog in an effort to compile a complete list of all the Churches of Limnos Island, adding as much historical data as possible. In the remote villages there are times when we find the church doors locked so our photos have been captured by holding the camera lens up to the church windows, when time permits we will revisit these missed opportunities and gather more information. Our research is being collected and archived with the results leading to a published book. The book title will be “The 300 Churches of Limnos Island, Greece” and is dedicated to my mother, Angelika, for her vision in making this island home for our family to visit and appreciate our Lemnian heritage and to my sister, Debra, for making it a reality. It is fitting that the first Church listed in our research is Agia Paraskevi, the Patron Saint of Vision. Thank you for visiting our blog. Ya Sas!
Population 16,000 + the 11 of us.