Elymnion of the ancient people and Evoic Aeges. A coastal nice small
town with traditional elements in a soft creek of northern Evoic Bay, being situated
between Chalkida and Edipsos.
Looking back to mythology we find it in the prehistoric times at the
moment when Jupiter first joined Juno and during the historic times it became
a place of the gods' worship.
During the years of colonization it established its own colonies,
such as Kleones (and perhaps Elymnio) in the Chalkidiki
peninsula of Mount Athos.
In Roman, Byzantin and Francovenetian times its navigation flourished
again and it was attacked by various conquerors.
In the mid of the 16th century, immigrants from Aegean Sea arrive
in Elymnio, as in the same years, in a miraculous way, the ancient icon of The
Blessed Virgin Mary the "Lymnian" also arrives here, which came to become the
religious palladium of this place.
With the coincidence of both these events Castral Elymnio moves down
to the shore erecting there the today's town of Limni.
During the years of National Regeneration, it plays the leading part,
starting the Evoic Revolution.
In the years of liberation it forms a considerable commercial navy contributing to the whole case of the Greek Navigation.
In the years of the 2nd World War Occupation it plays again a leading
part, bringing forth famous figures of our Panhellenic National Resistance.
Today, it is a touristically developed town with signs of insular
traditional structure, with historical places and convents, rich folkloric tradition,
multiple natural beauty and summer cool winds, uninterruptedly caressing the tiled
roofs and...whistling its old tales...
This text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality
of Elymnies tourist pamphlet.