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Lesvos: More Than Just Another Greek Island

Molyvos, LesvosThe lush, green island of Lesvos, or Mytilini as it is also called, is like no other Greek island and perhaps no other place in the world. It is the third largest of the islands in Greece behind Crete and Evia. Virtually unaffected by the mass tourism that has turned other islands into amusement parks, Lesvos is the perfect place to visit for people who want to experience the real Greece. For the Greek Island traveler who is worried about not having enough to do, Lesvos is the perfect destination with amazing food, beautiful beaches, pine and hardwood forests, rivers and over a million olive trees ... continue reading my introduction to Lesvos

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Towns and Areas of Lesvos

Molyvos, Lesvos

Mytilini, Lesvos

Skala Eressos, Lesvos

Sigri, Lesvos

Vatera, Lesvos

Petra, Lesvos

Agiassos, Lesvos

Kaloni, Lesvos

Anaxos, Lesvos

Plomari Beach

Antissa, Lesvos

Gulf of Yera

Important Tourist Information

Hotel Seahorse, Molyvos
Hotels in Lesvos

Sigrion Villas, Lesvos
Houses and Villas

Sappho Travel in Lesvos
Travel Agents

Blue Star Ferry
Getting to Lesvos

Rental cars in Lesvos
Car Rental

Aphrodite Beach Hotel, Lesvos
Lesvos Hotel Search

Sailing, Lesvos
Sailing in Lesvos

Fantasy Travel, Lesvos
Fantasy Travel's Lesvos

Michalis-Lesvos taxi Driver
Taxi Transfers and Tours

House for Sale, Lesvos
Lesvos Real Estate

Day Excursions

Kremasti Bridge, Lesvos
Hikes in Lesvos

Things to See and Do in Lesvos

Lesvos beach

Vatousa Restaurant
Restaurant Guide

Hot Springs, Eftalou, Lesvos
Spas and Thermal Baths

Castle in Lesvos
Castles & Ancient Sites

Ag Ermogenis Beach, Lesvos
Beach Photos

Molyvos, Lesvos
Molyvos Photo Album

Vatousa, Lesvos
Traditional Villages

River in Lesvos
Rivers, Ponds and Pools

Monastery, Lesvos
Monasteries & Churches

Castle of Mithymna, Lesvos
Mithymna Castle

Donkey treks in Lesvos
Donkey Treks

Roman Aquaduct of Moria
Roman Aquaduct

Ag Stefanos Pottery
Mantamados Pottery

Iakovides Painting
Iakovides Art Museum

Sarklitza Palace hotel
Sarlitza Pallas

Panayotis of Xidira

Lesvos by Jeep
Matt's Lesvos Itinerary

Lesvos birds
Birdwatching 1

Skala Eressos, Lesvos
Eressos Photo Album

Molyvos, Lesvos
A Hot Day in Molyvos

Petrified Forest, Lesvos
Petrified Forest

Stork in Lesvos
Birdwatching 2

Easter eggs
Easter on Lesvos

Museum in Mesa

Lesvos by Bicycle
Lesvos By Bicycle

Theophilos the Painter

Mytilini, Lesvos
Best Lesvos Photos

Sanctuary of Mesa
Sanctuary of Mesa

Helpful Info and Services in Lesvos

Remezzo's in Sigri
Food of Lesvos

Ouzo in Lesvos

Sardeles Pastes
Sardeles Pastes

Loriet Hotel, Lesvos
The Loriet Hotel

Lesbian Food Photos

Turkey Excursion Boat
Day Trips to Turkey

Lesvos buses
Bus Schedules

Agia Paraskevis Horse races
Horse Races

Aphrodite Beach Hotel, Lesvos Lesvos Page

Lesvos historical photo
History and Mythology

Methymnaos Winery, Lesvos
Wine Tours

Create-an-itinerary Page

Joanna Karvelas:
Opera Singer

Skalahori Women's Cooperative
Skalahori Woman's Cooperative

Map of Lesvos
Map of Lesvos

Eressos Women's festival, Lesvos
Eressos Women's Festival

See my Photos of Lesvos. They may inspire you to book your ticket today!

Swift Car Rentals is a website that works with several car rental agencies on the islands to find you the best deal on car rentals.

Mosaic Workshop on Lesvos
Mosaic WorkshopA workshop in the art of mosaic taught by Martin Earle (of will run for six days with accommodation from the 11th to the 18th of May in the traditional village of
Vatoussa on the island of Lesvos. The basic charge is just 603 euros, and includes 6 days of instruction, 7 lunches, teas and coffees, transport from the ferry or airport, and the very best materials available. Accommodation for 8 days is also included, with rooms in 2 community-owned traditional stone houses. For an extra 20 euros a night, a suite in a private house can be booked. The class is a new addition to workshops within the non-profit Ikonothea initiative of Vatoussa, and its cost reflects an incentive to get it started. The method of instruction itself will be to finish two portable panels with the finest Venetian tesserae in accordance with the principles and practices of Sixth Century Byzantine mosaic as seen in Ravenna. The student-teacher ratio is exceptional, and it makes the workshop ideal for beginners as well as accomplished mosaic artists. For more information contact Ann Welch:

Support the People of Lesvos: Visit Lesvos

Amarandi in Sigri, LesvosYou have read about the flow of refugees that came to Greece the past few years, many of them landing on the island of Lesvos. The people of Lesvos helped the refugees, rescuing many at sea, giving them warm clothes and food as soon as they came ashore, and assisting them on getting to the administration centers in Mytilini so they can be registered and continue their long journey to northern Europe. The refugees have stopped coming but you can support the people of Lesvos in the best way possible. You can come to Lesvos and visit what I think is the most beautiful island in Greece, where you can eat, drink, swim and enjoy the good will of people who have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Because of the negative press international tour and cruise companies have abandoned the island, which is silly. Lesvos is as beautiful and enjoyable as ever and the people of Lesvos don't deserve to suffer economic hardship because they have chosen to assist refugees instead of turning a blind eye. So consider Lesvos as the island to visit this summer and support the people who were actually helping the refugees.

Greece Travel t-shirt bannerVisit my Lesvos T-shirt Shop and find beautiful designs of your favorite places. You can also see my designs for other Greek Islands and Athens on my Greece Travel T-shirt Page. There are dozens of designs with more on the way. And when you wear them good things happen.

Matt's Suggested Lesvos Itinerary: If this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip this itinerary will enable you to see as much of Lesvos as possible in a short time.

Hyphenology is an educational program for kids from 14 to 18 on the island of Lesvos. It combines academic excellence with cultural enrichment, an exclusive teaching faculty and a diverse student body, to provide participants with a unique and unforgettable summer experience.

Come to the Metochi Monastery, built in the 16th Century, for seminars and classes on the issues of living on our planet, hosted by the University of Agder in Norway and taught in English.
Easter on Lesvos: Celebrate Orthodox Easter with the family of the Hotel Aphrodite Beach in Vatera. Experience the most beautiful and important of Greece's holidays in a small village while at the same time learning to make (and eat) some of the traditional Easter foods. You won't be just a spectator. You will be a participant and it culminates in a lamb roast on Easter Sunday.

Check out Sailing in Lesvos for daytrips and multi-day trips around the island and to other islands. George and Costas will make sure you have the most exciting and interesting holiday of your life. They can also combine sailing with scuba-diving, hiking, fishing, sea-kayaking and culinary tours of the island.

Recommended Books about Lesvos: These books will enhance your visit to Lesvos and preserve your memories after you leave
See my Step-by-step Guide How to Make Sardeles Pastes, the sardine sushi of Lesvos.

Travel Links Here are some links to other helpful websites

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