Fakos

Peninsula of Fakos
Peninsula of Fakos

It’s time for some new experiences, while the ecological routes in Fakos and Saint Efthymia start from Diapori.

A natural narrow canal between the bay of Moudros and Diapori leads to the peninsula of Fakos, with many chapels. You may be found between great cultivated expanses, rich grasslands, agricultural cattle-breeding units and folds of exceptional popular architecture; besides, it is the ancient area of Kechagiades of Lemnos.

It constitutes a wildlife refuge, with strong breeze, many brushwood areas, rugged coasts, narrow beaches, interesting multicolored volcano rocks and tree fossils of 17-21 million years old.

You may pass some points of these routes only on foot, so if you intend to do it, make sure you have athletic shoes and a kit-bag with all requisites for walking.

Many birds, some of which are endangered species, are gathering at this remote corner of the earth. Lesser Kestrels, Shags, Eleonora’s falcons (summer visitors), but also Chukar Partridges, which constitute resident population of the island and you may recognize them by their jaunty walking and beautiful speckles on their wings.

Kokkina, a marvelous beach that took its name from its purple rocks, lies 7km away from Diapori. If you go there, you have to leave your car and walk about 500m away or organize a jaunt by craft or boat.

The surrounding coasts constitute an ideal fishing place for craft owners and spearfishers, while, if you are lucky, you may see terrapins, seals or dolphins!

  • Livadochori

    Kallithea – Livadochori

    Kallithea is built on the slope of a small hill, very close to the sea of Moudros and has a panoramic view. The first mutual teaching school of the island functioned here, in 1868.
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  • Kontias

    Kontias

    After beautiful Nevgatis, the road leads to the picturesque great village Kontias, capital of the Municipality of Nea Koutali, which is one of the most beautiful in Greece.
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  • Palio Pedino – Neo Pedino

    Another one beautiful, but abandoned (since the earthquake of 1968) stone village. In recent years, some enthusiasts restore the ruins, in order to remake it the most beautiful of the island.
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  • Tsimantria

    Tsimantria – Kalliopi – Lychna

    After Diapori, you meet the village of Kechagiades Tsimantria –from where comes the gallant dance of Lemnos. The entrance of the village will impress you, because it constitutes a great road of about one kilometer, which is planted with towering trees on both sides.
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  • Diapori

    Diapori

    If after Kontias you turn right, before ECO petrol station, you will meet an earth-road. You will pass from fields, where there are tasteful detached houses, and you will arrive at a natural, leeward and safe for great ships, port of Diapori.
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  • Αγκαρυώνες, Καλλιθέα

    An exceptional panoramic view of the village, as it is built on a hill.
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  • Small port of Kontias – Megali Paranisia

    Just before you leave the central road for Diapori, turn right and you arrive at the picturesque small port of Kontias. If you choose the earth-road, the lake accompanies you all along the route, while your glance is lost in the sea and bay of Diapori.
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  • Portianou

    A picturesque village with stone mansions. The visit to its folklore museum, where you have a taste of the area’s civilization, is necessary.
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