There are many beaches on
the island of Lesvos, of all shapes and sizes.
Some are busy with activity and watersports,
from jet-skis to windsurfing, while others are
deserted, even in the summer. This is just a
small sampling. There are many more. See also Matt's Newer Lesvos Beach Photos
The best beach in Lesvos, if not all of Greece is
. If you have kids this is the
place to be especially around
Looking west is the main part of the beach. Beyond the umbrellas
people bathe nude. There is also a
lake full of turtles.
The town beach at
bad as town beaches go. The sea is
usually calm and it is sandy and
shallow. The view of the castle is
great from the water. There are
free showers and changing
Within walking distance of Molyvos are the beaches of
Eftalou, near the
.There are a variety of pebble
beaches and several restaurants.
There are showers and changing
rooms and of course the miracle
working hot springs.
beach of Tavari, below Mesotopos
is sandy and shallow. There are a
few cafes and a fishing harbor and
it stays pretty empty until
August when the Athenians come.
big resort style beach with rental
umbrellas, beach chairs, showers,
changing stations and a line of
restaurants, not to mention the
entire village of Petra.
the Eftalou Baths is Golden beach with a
cafe and rooms to rent. Many people staying in Molyvos come here on the bus.
city beach in
only pay beach on the island.
There are changing rooms, a
cafe-bar, strong showers and on
hot summer days, plenty of
people. Great if you are waiting for the ferry.
beach at Baloutsas is usually
totally empty, mainly because you
can easily destroy your car
getting there. But if you have a
jeep it's worth a visit. You can
find it by following the signs on
the dirt road between Anaxos and
This beach near Kalo Limani we were unable to find out the name
of but it is easily recognized
because there are only two
structures on it. On one side of
the beach is a small church and on
the other is a camper trailer. So
we called it Trailer Park Beach.
It's near Skalahori. The locals call
beyond Petra is the beach village
of Anaxos. It's a resort style
beach with hotels, restaurants and
bars with swimming pools.
road to Filia from Anaxos is a
turn-off to the beach settlement
called Tsichranda. There are a
coupe cafes and rooms to rent and
a long clean beach.
long and usually empty beach at
of my favorites. The beach itself
is rocky but it gives way to soft
sand a few meters into the water.
There is a turtle pond here too.
Very secluded and even more so if
you walk west.
are swimming naked keep in mind
that you may have an occasional
visitor. To get to Campo Antissa
take the Gavatha exit on the road
to Eressos, just beyond the
Perivoli Monastery. No hotels here but you can drive here in an hour from anywhere.
beach at Gavatha below
quite beautiful but used to suffer
from an inferiority complex. The
problem was the seaweed that got
deposited in mounds on the shore
with certain currents. The problem
is solved and Gavatha is as nice
as any beach on the island.
beaches at Ancient Antissa are
rocky and generally shallow.
Surrounded by farms and green
fields there are also a few
tavernas with fresh fish and cold
beer. Coming from Campo Antissa
you have to ford a river in your
car. It's no big deal for the car
and the kids love it.
The beach at
long, sandy and shallow. It's in a
sheltered bay and there are some
tourist facilities. Nice view of
the castle from the beach. Great for families with children.
Most of the people who come to
the remnants of the British
package tours, which have gone
restaurants, cafes and village. Plenty of
cheap hotel rooms too.
The enormous sheltered bay of
several beaches. The most popular
is the beach at Skala Kaloni which
is a resort style with umbrellas,
beach chairs, cafes and
restaurants. And where else can
you spend the day hanging out with
beaches of Agios Isodoros
sandy but they sit upon a rocky
shelf that makes for entertaining
snorkling. The sea is open and
subject to waves but the majority
of the time it is fantastic
endless beach at
over seven kilometers long and is
one of the most impressive in the
Greek islands. There is a section
that is semi developed with a
hotel or two and some cafes but
it's pretty easy to find solitude
here, no matter when you
many places in the world can you
get off your 737 jet, walk through
the terminal, cross the street and
go swimming at a beach with a fish
taverna next to it? This beach by
the airport outside Mytilini town
makes any flight delays bearable
or even desirable.
beach on the dirt road between
Sigri and Eressos is remote and
beautiful but you better drive
carefully. There are a couple
bumps that can do a number on a
beach is a couple kilometers north
of Sigri, easy to get to by car
and wild when the wind blows from
the North. On really hot days on Lesvos it is often cooler here.
are numerous beaches in the Gulf
of Yera. The sea is usually
shallow and the views are
gorgeous. This one is beyond
beach at Avlaki which is small but
within walking distance of the
town and a few other small
beaches. There is a very nice
beach at Agios Ermoyennis near
Mytilini could be the most
beautiful beach of all. It is
small and gets crowded in August
and on weekends.
beach called Kagia is east of
Skala Sikaminias and there are
daily boats there from the Sea
Horse Hotel in Molyvos. I have
seen Dolphins swimming
There are plenty
more beaches but you get the idea. If you are
the type who thinks he might get bored going
to the same beach every day then Lesvos is for
See also Matt's Newer Lesvos Beach Photos