Lesvos beaches

Lesvos is a large island which gives many nice beaches. Some Lesvos beaches are organized with sun beds, umbrellas, watersports centers, and hotels, like Vatera, Petra and Molyvos. Other Lesvos beaches remain secluded and ideal for privacy. As this is a large island, you'd better have a car to get around and see many beaches in Lesvos. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Lesvos island.
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Guide to 23 beaches

Discover our guide to 23 beautiful Lesvos beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Lesvos. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Petra beach

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 57 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This large organized beach is a big touristy resort, Umbrellas, sun beds, showers and changing cabins are available on the beach, as well as various restaurants and taverns.
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Molyvos beach

Family Friendly, Pebbled, Organised
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Location: 60 km north west of Mytilene
Description: The beach of Molyvos is actually a large, pebbled bay with clean water. Located on the northern side of Lesvos, Molyvos is a popular tourist resort in summer.
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Vatera

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 50 km south west of Mytilene
Description: Vatera streach along an immense, sandy beach on the south western side of Lesvos. Fishing boats and yachts moor in the lovely port of Agios Fokas.
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Skala Eressou

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 85 km west of Mytilene
Description: This is a long and organized beach with sun beds, umbrellas and beach bars.
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Skala Kalonis

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Water sports
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Location: 42 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This is a popular resort with umbrellas and sun beds, lined by cafes and restaurants. The sand is soft and the water is shallow.
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Agios Isidoros

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 40 km south west of Mytilene
Description: Agios Isidoros is a long, sandy beach close to Plomari. It is organized with sun beds, umbrellas and many watersports centres.
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Anaxos

Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised
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Location: 60 km north west of Mytilene
Description: Anaxos is a lovely beach resort on the northern side of Lesvos. It is a calm, family resort with a fine, sandy beach in front.
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Eftalou

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 60 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This is a calm beach close to Molyvos, the second largest town of Lesvos. It is not organized and offers a really calm environment.
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Sigri beach

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 90 km north west of Mytilene
Description: Ideal for relaxing, this sheltered bay has crystal water and sandy shore. It doesn't usually get crowded.
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Anaxos Ampelia

Partly Organized, Pebbled
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Location: 60 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This is a calm, sandy beach close to the family resort of Anaxos. It is not organized at all and offers a relaxing environment to its visitors.
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Agios Stefanos

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 33 km north of Mytilene
Description: This is a large cove close to Mandamados village, on the north eastern side of Lesvos. It is not organized, so it usually doesn't get frequented.
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Kagia

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 50 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This beach is located on the northernmost side of the island. It is clean and has some vegetation along the coast.
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Melinta

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 40 km south west of Mytilene
Description: Melinta is a lovely beach close to Plomari, on the southern side of the island. It is not organized at all and provides a relaxing environment.
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Mytilene beach

Partly Organized, Pebbled, Harbor
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Location: In a walking distance from the town centre
Description: The beach of Mytilene is organized with sun beds and umbrellas, although the coast is a bit rocky in some parts. It is located in a walking distance from the town centre and the port.
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Plomari Amoudeli

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 40 km south west of Mytilene
Description: This is a small cove with clean water close to Plomari. Some taverns and cafeterias surround the coast.
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Skala Mistegnon

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 17 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This is a lovely and secluded beach with pebbles. It is surrounded by short greenery.
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Skala Sikamias

Partly Organized, Pebbled
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Location: 50 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This is a nice beach with clean water. Some taverns on the beach make delicious fish dishes.
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Geras

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Location: 12 km west of Mytilene
Description: The gulf of Geras is located close to Mytilene. This is a protected gulf with nice beaches to swim.
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Mithymna

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Location: 59 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This nice beach is also called Molyvos. It is a fine beach on the northern side of the island.
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Kampos

Pebbled, Secluded, Non Organised
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Location: 80 km north west of Mytilene
Description: This is a secluded beach on the north western side of Lesvos. Due to its isolate location, it doesn't get crowded at all.
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Nifidas

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 45 km west of Mytilene
Description: This is a long and sandy beach in close distance to Polichnitos. Environmental seminars and lectures are frequently held there.
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Plomari beach

Partly Organized, Family Friendly, Pebbled
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Location: 40 km south west of Mytilene
Description: This is a long and clean beach on the southern side of Lesvos. It has many tourist facilities around.
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Skala Polichnitou

Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly
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Location: 42 km west of Mytilene
Description: This is a lovely beach with soft sand and crystal water. It is not organized and gives a nice spot for relaxing.

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