Agios Efstratios

Agios Efstratios is an island in the Northern Aegean Sea within 18 nautical miles southwest of Lemnos. It has an expanse of about 44 sq. km. km. The harbor and village are located in the northwestern part of the island.

It represents an ideal destination for a quiet holiday. The old settlement was built by entering the port left. He had about 500 houses, two and three storey typical examples of the architecture of the Northern Aegean, with stone loggia, and neoclassical. The earthquake of 1968 destroyed almost everything. Few survived, including the Marasleios-Logotheteios School, worked as a Primary school from 1912 to 1968. The village was moved to the valley of the island. All new homes - concrete structures two or three rooms- all the same between them, are barely functional.

It belongs to the Province of Lemnos- Lesvos Prefecture of North Aegean Region. It has 210 residents whose main occupations are fishing and farming.

Agios Efstratios was known as a place of exile. Here there have been "hosted" great men of literature and art, such as Ritsos, Barnalis, Karouzos, Theodorakis and Manos Katrakis, who also staged the play "The Persians" by Aeschylus.

There are two things that the visitor will absolutely enjoy here. The hospitality of the residents and the beaches. The number of the beaches is really impressive compared to the extent of the island.

Agios Efstratios is well known about its beautiful beaches

Where can you swim?

In the lovely village sandy beach.

In the beautiful beaches in the southern part of the island Kalami, Panagia, Mouroulia and Alonitsi, an extensive beach with crystal waters.
The beaches of Agios Antonios, Agios Dimitrios, Agios Nikolas, Trigari, Ftilio, Lidario, Tripiti and Gournia are approachable only by boat. The area combines sandy beaches with steep cliffs.

Video about Ai Stratis (From the greek TV show "Girismata")