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More Than Just Another Greek Island

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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
Molyvos

Mytilini, Lesvos
Mytilini

Skala Eressos, Lesvos
Eressos

Sigri, Lesvos
Sigri

Vatera, Lesvos
Vatera

Petra, Lesvos
Petra

Agiassos, Lesvos
Agiassos

Kaloni, Lesvos
Kaloni

Anaxos, Lesvos
Anaxos

Plomari Beach
Plomari

Antissa, Lesvos
Antissa

Gulf of Yera
Yera

Skalohori
Skalohori

Panayotis of Xidira
Xidera

Molyvos, Lesvos
Molyvos Photo Album

Skala Eressos, Lesvos
Eressos Photo Album

Lesvos 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


Create-an-itinerary

Michalis-Lesvos taxi Driver
Taxi Transfers & 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
Beaches

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

Metochi Monastery, Lesvos
Metochi Monastery

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
Museums

Lesvos by Bicycle
Lesvos By Bicycle

Theophilos
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
Ouzo

Sardeles Pastes
Sardeles Pastes

Loriet Hotel, Lesvos
The Loriet Hotel

lakerda
Lesbian Food Photos

Turkey Excursion Boat
Day Trips to Turkey

Lesvos buses
Bus Schedules

Agia Paraskevis Horse races
Horse Races

Aphrodite Beach Hotel, Lesvos
Booking.com Lesvos Page

Lesvos historical photo
History and Mythology

Methymnaos Winery, Lesvos
Wine Tours


Create-an-itinerary Page

Karvelas
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.

Ferryhopper logoUse Ferryhopper to find all direct and indirect ferry routes for the islands of Greece, Spain, Italy & Turkey, compare ferry companies & prices, and book cheap ferry tickets with no hidden fees in one go!

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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.

Donate to the Starfish Foundation of Lesvos

Starfish Foundation, LesvosStarfish Foundation was started by locals on Lesvos, with the objective of meeting arriving refugees’ immediate needs of food, clothing and hygiene. The foundation has since expanded to become one of the leading NGOs on the island, providing assistance and support to people in need. For more information or to donate visit their website

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.

Sigri Arts: Painting and Writing Workshops: Summer programs that cater to every skill level, from absolute beginner to semi professional. The only requirement is a passion to create and an openness to push beyond your limits. For more information see their website

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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Aphrodite Beach Hotel

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