Limni or Elimnion is a picturesque coastal settlement, with obvious insular features, ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. It is located 85 kilometers southwestern of Chalkida and approximately 30 kilometers southeastern of Edipsos and enumerates nearly 6000 people. The location is the same with the sit of ancient Aiges and that’s the reason why during the first years after its establishment in 1836, the town was known as Municipality of Aiges. Its traditional houses with red tiles are built amphitheatrically, infusing a panoramic view of the Evoikos Gulf. It is also characterized by its narrow little lanes and traditional cafeterias and pastry shops, where people of all ages gather.
Limni during the Roman years and the Franks rule was a remarkably wealthy town because of its people occupation in sea navigation. However, at some point the inhabitants were forced to move their main activities from the coast and to seek for a bunker in the mainland, on the locations “Kastria” and “Panagia”, as the pirates and other would-be conquerors posed a major threat coming from the sea. During the years of the Turkish rule the people of Limni were still occupied in sea navigation and when the Greek Revolution of 1821 breaks out, they enforce it by any means available. Therefore, it’s not a big surprise that famous Greek general of the Revolution, Angelis Govios originated from Limni; however he was killed during the battle of Vrisakia in 1822. After the end of the war, the fleet of Limni was used for commercial purposes and the mariners and shipbuilders of Limni acquire acknowledgement and fame across Greece because of their skills and their ships.
In the area you will be able to visit the temple of Theotokos with its wonderful bell-tower, built in 1837 and within a small distance from the town there is the monastery of Agios Nikolaos (also known as Moni Galataki). There is also an old aqueduct, a nursery school of neoclassical style, more than 100 years old as well as the temple of Zoodohos Pigi, located within the borders of the town and offering some great mosaics, dating back to the 5th century. In addition, you will be able to learn lots of fact about the history of the town by visiting its museum of archaeology and history as well as the folklore museum. In order to get some rest after your tour of the sights, you can find yourselves a comfortable and hospitable lodging facility, either inside the town or in the surrounding area, by taking the road leading to Rovies. The ideal place for swimming and sunbathing is unquestionably the wonderful beach of Kohili with its clear blue waters.