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This Sun of a Beach towel reminds me of the very first day we set a foot on Limnos Island, Greece.

“Desert” they said. “Exile” they said… since Limnos was known among male Greeks as the place “NOT to be” for your compulsory military service.

The truth is that we didn’t pay much attention, having “a cause”. After all, it wasn’t the first time we were after wind and waves in the middle of nowhere.

This guest post is by Ioannis Doumtsios the co-founder of Surf Club Keros.
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This Sun of a Beach towel reminds me of the very first day we set a foot on Limnos Island, Greece.

“Desert” they said. “Exile” they said… since Limnos was known among male Greeks as the place “NOT to be” for your compulsory military service.

The truth is that we didn’t pay much attention, having “a cause”. After all, it wasn’t the first time we were after wind and waves in the middle of nowhere.

The photo of a wave spot on the north part of the island, a local windsurfer sent us, and an invitation to ride big waves was stuck in our minds. However, neither the cold December weather nor the old ferry nor the “bad memories” of former soldiers where enough to keep us away!


That photo, taken right next to this deserted military tank, (having the exact same pattern as the towel) revealing one of the best wave spots in Greece, was more than enough to change our lives.


Limnos is our wild playground. Turquoise waters of Keros, the sun, meltemi wind and the 100-free-of-urchins-sandy beaches were enough to keep us here, to set our surf station, our glamping resort, our lives and our dreams on this “deserted” unspoiled paradise.

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Ioannis was inspired by Desert Wild Urchin beach towel