Holidays in Lesvos

    A lovely island of North Eastern Aegean, Lesvos is the birthplace of the female poet Sappho. With long history and rich tradition, Lesvos island attracts mostly families and people who are looking for peaceful holidays. The inland is dotted with mountainsides and large olive groves. In fact, Lesvos Greece produces high-quality virgin olive oil, apart from the famous ouzo. A very beautiful place is Molyvos, a traditional village constructed amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill with excellent view to the Aegean Sea and a Medieval Castle on top. Many other beautiful villages and resorts are found around this Greek island as well as interesting sightseeing from all historical periods.

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    Travel guide to Lesvos, Greece

    Lesvos island holidays guide

    An island with rich culture and family beaches, Lesvos in Greece is located on the eastern side of the Aegean. Drive around the island and explore the wonderful villages and sights. Molyvos, Petra, Kalloni, Skala Sykamias and Mytilene are among the most beautiful places on the island. On your way, visitors shall also discover many sights, from roman aqueducts to Byzantine monasteries and castles. Holidays in Lesvos are particularly popular among families and can be combined with the neighboring island of Chios.

    General information

    Have a look in our travel guide about Lesvos island and see all the important villages, beaches, museums, churches and sights to visit there. Lesvos is a large island with many places to see. Also check our photos, 360 pictures, videos and detailed maps to get a better understanding of the location.

    Things to see and do

    Lesvos aqueduct

    The island of Lesvos is one of the popular Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Eastern Aegean islands group. One of the largest Greek islands, Lesvos island is mostly a family holiday destination. There are many sightseeing in Lesvos dating from all historical periods. The most famous sightseeing are the Medieval Castles of Mytilene, Molyvos and Sigri that protected the island from enemies and pirates in the previous centuries.

    Very interesting is also the Petrified Forest in Sigri, on the western side of the island. This forest was petrified about 15 to 20 million years ago due to volcanic activity and it is considered of rare geological value today.

    In the ancient times, Lesvos island was famous for its thermal springs. Worth to visit in Lesvos are also the many monasteries in the inland, including the Monastery of Ipsilou, Limnionas and the Monastery of Agios Raphael, the protector of the island. Relax at the beautiful beaches and try ouzo in the many seaside restaurants. This guide of Lesvos offers all the necessary information for your Lesvos holidays.

    Organize your holidays

    Organize better your holidays in Lesvos through our travel services: see the hotels we suggest, make a car reservation to explore the island and book ferry tickets.


    Hotels in Lesvos

    Due to its large size, hotels in Lesvos is actually spread around the entire island. Places to stay can be found in almost every village and beach there. While the capital of the island, Mytilene, has a large number of hotels and apartments, the most convenient accommodations can be found in popular seaside villages, like Molyvos, Petra, Sigri and Plomari. These areas offer family hotels, traditional apartments and studios, and cozy rooms to rent, as well as a few upscale venues. The beaches of Varia and Skala Kallonis also offer good accommodation options for your Lesvos holidays.

    Highlights in Lesvos

    Waterfront of Mytilene town
    Mytilene is the capital and main port of Lesvos. This town distinguishes for the impressive architecture and places to see. Nice beaches are found in close distance.
    Stone houses in Molyvos
    Located on the northern side of the island, Molyvos is probably the most beautiful village in Lesvos. It is constructed on the slopes of a hill and has a strong castle on top.
    Medieval Castle of Molyvos
    On top of the hill above Molyvos, there is a strong Medieval Castle that offers panoramic view to the village and the Aegean Sea.
    Organized beach of Petra
    In close distance to Molyvos, there is the beautiful and organized beach of Petra. This beach has sandy shore and crystal waters.
    Interesting monastery of Limonos
    The Monastery of Limonos is the largest and most interesting on the island. It dates from the Byzantine times and has a large library with rare books and manuscripts.
    Medieval Castle of Mytilene
    On the side of Mytilene, there is a large castle with Medieval walls that used to protect the town from enemies and pirates. In the later centuries, this castle was reformed.
    Traditional shop in Agiassos
    The mountainous village of Agiassos distinguishes for the amazing style and the natural beauty. The locals have a long tradition in pottery and many ceramic workshops are found in the village.
    Barbayannis Ouzo Museum
    The most traditional product of Lesvos is ouzo, widely produced particularly in the region of Plomari. There you can find an interesting museum for ouzo distillation.
    Petrified forest of Sigri
    In close distance to Sigri, on the western side of the island, there is a monument of rare natural beauty: the Petrified Forest, created because of the intense volcanic activity of the area.
    Roman Aqueduct of Moria
    Dating from the 3rd century AD, the Roman Aqueduct of Moria was an important technical work of this era. Today it can be visited as an archaeological site.

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