LIMNI. Limni is one of the nicest and most traditional villages of Evia. It is located 88 kilometers (55 miles) northwest of Halkida and it is built against the Kandili Hills. Even at first glance you will be impressed with the narrow alleys, the nice harbor, the promenade with beautiful terraces, the various taverns and ouzeries at the waterfront. The wonderful views to the Gulf of Evia are breathtaking! This town is very crowded in the summer, especially with Greek tourists from the mainland. Limni is an ancient city with a rich history. It is actually the old Elymnion. Every year, from August 1 to 15, the "Elimnia parties" are organized, with folk festivals, exhibitions, performances and concerts. On September7 and 8, every year a large festival in honor of the Blessed Mother Mary is held, with a procession in the village as the icon of the Holy Mother is carried around. At the end of the procession, the icon will be auctioned and the one that offers the most money may return the icon personally to the church. The profit from the auction pays for party expenses, including music for dancing at night.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Katrina Butzer