Prefecture of Lesvos Things to Do

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Prefecture of Lesvos Things to Do

  • Petrified Forest of Lesvos

    Lesvos Things to Do

    Conservation, Education & Tourism The Lesvos Global Geopark, former Lesvos Petrified Forest Geopark, is a founding member of the European Geoparks Network, under the protection of UNESCO, that brings visitors to an ancient forest preserved by a massive volcanic eruption 20 million years ago. The Geopark was recently extended to cover the whole...

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  • Gulf Of Kalloni

    The Gulf of Kalloni is Lesvos's larger of two gulfs and is fairly central to the island. It is a Natura 2000 protected area owing to it's ecological environment which consists of two salt pans, small rivers, estuaries, reedy marsh areas and pine and olive woodlands. To the west of Skala Kalloni fruit trees are in abundance which makes for a very...

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  • Petra

    Petra is another mega resort for the Brits but is still pleasantly low key away from the beach. It is package holiday booked, in the main, but there is still much evidence of accommodation to rent for the independent traveller.Petra's beach is long and mainly sandy and offers no end of those dreaded sunbeds for hire. I would hate to see this beach...

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  • Polichnitos Thermal Springs

    We didn't particularly want to use the thermal baths but we were interested in seeing the boiling hot river.We parked in the baths car park and instead of going round the back of the taverna and baths, we opted to walk over the bridge and to the old, disused baths on the opposite side of the river. From here, we managed to scramble along a vague...

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  • Skala Polichnitou

    A pleasant fishing village with some interesting looking eating places, Skala Polichnitou is some 4 kilometres down on the coast from Polichnitos. It has a long, narrow beach and the road from Nyfida to S. Polichnitou runs all the way along the coast.I must admit, if we come back to Lesvos, we will re-visit here with the intention of eating. There...

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  • Polichnitos

    We loved this noisy, rural agricultural town, set amidst rolling fields and olive groves. The town has some wonderful architecture, with imposing mansions telling of it's past wealth and importance. We sat and watched the pigeons who seemed to be the only residents in the beautiful building across from us.There is a small square with a few cafes...

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  • Eftalou

    Eftalou has a string of stony, shingly beaches, some only accessible on foot. The main attraction here is the thermal baths. This has recently been modernised and includes a communal natural bath or you can hire private bath tubs where you can control the heat of the water, which has a temperature of 43 - 46c. from the spring. The water is...

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  • Skala Sikaminias

    Pretty as a picture, working fishing village. Brightly coloured boats bob about in the harbour as you sit at one of the tavernas , relishing the location.No mass tourism, I think there was a Danish or Dutch company here, occupying the Gorgona Pension. Whatever nationality they were, they liked a good time and were Greek dancing and cavorting about...

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  • Anaxos

    Anaxos is not everybody's cup of tea. It is a fast growing package resort, catering mainly for the Brits but still (so far) manages to retain some Greekness.The main road is where most of the proper village is, with an excellent bakers we frequently called in on passing. His cheese pies were delicious and much cheaper than in Molyvos. Philip also...

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  • Plomari

    Plomari is the second largest town in Lesvos and is a noisy, bustling old place with some intriguing architecture. Narrow streets full of old fashioned shops meander behind the modern seafront and there is no shortage of cafes and tavernas.Plomari's industries were varied and included soap making, olive oil, fishing, tanneries and of course,...

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  • Vatera Area.

    Vatera is somewhere on Lesvos I have always wanted to look at, reputably having the longest and best beach on the island, over 8 kms in lengt and being the proud owner of the Blue Flag award.. During our stay on Lesvos 2009, we made the long journey south, from Molyvos. We stopped off in Polichnitos for a drink and from there it was a fairly...

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  • Kagia Beach

    Kagia beach is close enough to beautiful Skala Sykaminia to make it popular. The day we visited, it was windy and overcast, so the beach was empty.It is a shingley/sandy beach, some half a kilometre in length and has shade from trees backing onto the beach. There are boat trips here from Molyvos and Skal Sykaminias daily in season. Behind the beach...

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  • Terrapin Pond

    People kept mentioning a terrapin pond so one day, we decided to track it down. Actually, we had passed it a few times but hadn't twigged this was the pond mentioned.It is a small, manmade? pond in natural landscape, with a wooden pagoda, complete with two resident, very friendly cats. There is some rustic furniture and nothing else. Sit and watch...

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  • Molyvos

    Although we don't normally like large resorts full of package tourists, we were pleasantly suprised with Molyvos. It's beautifully located on a hill, with a Genoese Castle looking down to it's harbour.There's a long, narrow beach, not very exciting, with far superior beaches to the east.Any number of eating and drinking places, a lot perched on the...

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  • Molyvos Castle

    You can't stay in Molyvos for any length of time and not visit the castle!It is the second largest castle on the island (Mytiline being the largest) and is Medieval and rebuilt in Byzantine times. The best preserved parts are actually the entrance and the walls, there's not a lot to see inside. There is a modern stage and seating as concerts are...

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  • Sigri Castle

    While we were in Sigri, we thought we might as well make the effort to visit the castle. We parked on the harbour and walked through the village. The castle is free entry, and to be honest, there is not much to see. It's best feature are the views of the town and seascapes. The interior is rather overgrown and some parts we didn't bother...

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  • Sigri

    Well worth the long trek here. A pretty fishing village that not too many packages reach. I know Direct Greece have accommodation here.(2009 update, none of the major English packages travel here now.) Sigri is one of those places at the end of the line, indeed a long line. There is a Turkish Castle, the isle of Nissiopi and a pleasant sandy beach....

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  • Skala Eressou

    Skala Eressou is the biggest? resort on the west. 94 kms. from Mytilini it's quite a slog but well worth it. It's lovely beach is nearly 3 kms. in length. It was pretty deserted when we were there.Popular with all nationalities. Lesvos attracts lesbians but in particular, Sala Eressou seems to be a pilgrimage for them. The village is built over...

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  • Skala Kalloni

    A pleasant enough little resort in 1989. Very much the Brits v Dutch, in those days. A square with the kafeneon and a few eating places. A long beach with very shallow water as it's the Gulf of Kalloni. Many crabs and seawater creatures in the shallows.I found some beautiful shells whilst walking along the beach. The further west you went on the...

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  • petrified forest

    Ιt was created 16-21 millions of years ago when volcano activity was quite frequent in the island.Lava had covered quickly boles, boughs and leaves helping in that way the physical conservation of the materials .Today the corrosion of the volcanic rocks had created breath taking boles that are 20m long and their diameter approaches 3m

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  • the tree of Theofilos

    Leaving Mytilene and on the road to Agiassos there is a place called Karini where there is a huge platanos tree and it is said that inside the tree the painter Theofilos spent some time of his life.In the pics here you can see that in the coffee place next to the platanos there are still some paintings of Theofilos on the walls - unfortunately they...

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  • Agios Taxiarchis church

    It is said that the picture of St.Taxiarchis was made from dust and blood.Inside the new small church that it is situated just a few meters away of the monastery you can see through the agiographies on the walls the whole history of the monastery ( you can see some pics here )

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  • Agios Raphail church

    This monastery houses the relics of St.Raphail, St.Nicolas and St.Irene.Inside the monastery there is still the earthenware jar where little Irene was burned alive

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  • the Theofilos museum

    The museum is situated in Varia, a place just outside of Mytilene.The museum houses a great part of the job of the painter.Theofilos Chatzimichail was born and raised in Varia, after some years he went to Smirni and then to Pilion where he spent 30 years of his life.He returned to Lesvos to complete his work.He used to draw just in return for a...

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  • Castle of Mytilene

    The castle of Mytilene - capital of the island - stands on the north part of the city.It is one of the largest castles in the mediterranean and it is said that it was built during the Byzantine empire but it took its final form grom Francisco Gatelouzo when he had the power. That period the castle was one of the most powerful castles.

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  • Agiasos, traditional village.

    This is a beautiful village located on mount Olympus of Lesvos!Its market with the displays of ouzo and salted fish and honey and olive oil (the trademarks of the island) give a unique colour and the magnificent church in the center of the market is a must see of architecture.

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Prefecture of Lesvos Hotels

  • Aeolian Village

    Skala Eressos, Lesbos, 81105, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Panselinos Hotel

    Eftalou Beach, Mytilini, 81108, gr

  • Kalliston

    Glaros, Neai Kydoniai, 731 00, gr

  • Pyrgos of Mytilene Hotel

    "Pyrgos of Mytilene" is a special place. Build in the Sourada area of Mytilene in 1916 by the...

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  • Hotel Clara

    Avlaki, Petra, Lesbos, 811 09, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Aphrodite Hotel

    Vatera, Lesbos, 81300, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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