Lesvos Villages

Lesvos villages

The long history of Lesvos has much affected the architecture of Mytilene, the capital of the island, which has Neoclassical buildings, Ottoman mosques, and modern houses. Villages on the rest of the island remain untouched by tourism and keep their traditional style, be on the mountains or along the coasts.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Lesvos villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.

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Guide to 17 villages

Discover our guide to 17 Lesvos villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Lesvos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: 60 km north west of Mytilene
Description: The official name of this village is Mithymna, but locals refer to it as Molyvos. A strong castle dominates over this traditional place. Its long beach makes Molyvos a popular tourist resort.

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Location: On the south eastern side of Lesvos
Description: Mytilene is the capital and main port of the island. It is a modern town that still keeps some of its Medieval architecture. The Old Town of Mytilene gets lively with the nightlife and the interesting museums.

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Location: 24 km west of Mytilene
Description: Agiassos is one of the most picturesque and beautiful villages onLesvos. It is famous for its fine potteries and wood carvings that can be bought from the popular art shops.

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Location: 55 km north west of Mytilene
Description: Petra is a seaside village on the northern side of Lesvos that develops as a tourist resort in summer. It has a lovely beach and traditional architecture.

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Location: 40 km south west of Mytilene
Description: Plomari is an economic and tourist centre for the southern side of Lesvos. It is constructed around a bay and gives gorgeous view to the Aegean.

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Location: 38 km north west of Mytilene
Description: Kaloni is a modern town with Neoclassical architecture and nice urban planning. It is close to Skala Kalonis, a tourist resort with picturesque port.

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Location: 36 km north west of Mytilene
Description: A traditional mountainous village, Madamados is the religious centre of the island because the Monastery of Taxiarhes, the protector of the island, is located there.

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Location: 90 km north west of Mytilene
Description: Sigri is a picturesque seaside village and the second largest port of Lesvos, after Mytilene. Sigri has gained an international fame due to the Fossil Forest, a marvel of nature, that is located in close distance.

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Location: 46 km north west of Mytilene
Description: Sykaminia is a picturesque village with paved streets and a lovely square. Fishing boats moor in summer in its small port.

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Location: 63 km north west of Mytilene
Description: The special character of Vatoussa gives a nice view of the architectural style of Lesvos. The Neoclassical mansions, the stone houses and the picturesque paths nicely match to the green environment.

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