Archaeological site of Hephaestia

Archaeological site of Hephaestia
Archaeological site of Hephaestia
  • Archaeological site of Hephaestia
  • Archaeological site of Hephaestia
  • Archaeological site of Hephaestia

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The famous sanctuary of great goddess of Lemnos was built at the archaeological site of Hephaestia, which lies northeasterly nearby Kontopouli.

In the impressive quarries of the ancient town, you may admire the landscape’s beauty with the sculptured rocks.

The sanctuary of Cabeiri was here, where, nowadays, a lagoon took its place, and also the cave of Philoktitis, with two entrances, one from the rock’s side and the other one by the sea.

You may relax in the most beautiful beaches of the island, either of Saravari or of Neftina.

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