Lesvos, the island of Sappho!
The island that gave birth to prominent personalities of arts and literature such as Theophrastus, Theophilos – a prominent painter and Odysseas Elytis (Nobel award in Literature). It is no coincidence that the beauty of Lesvos inspired the tenth Muse as Plato called Sappho.
With the beautiful natural landscapes, traditional villages, crystal-clear waters, impressive sights, rich tradition and history, with local customs and traditions that are lost in the depths of the centuries and authentic and kind people, the enchanting island of Lesvos impresses the traveller.
Start to get to know Lesvos from the beautiful capital of the island, Mytilene. Amphitheatrically built full of beautiful mansions and sights is sure to charm you!
Drive around. In the most beautiful village of the island Molyvos for a walk in the picturesque alleys and its castle. In Skala Eressos, one of the most famous beaches of the island for swimming. In Agiasos to see the most beautiful mountain village in Lesvos. In Skala Skamnia to enjoy the sunset. In Eftalou for the awesome experience of the thermal baths. In the picturesque Plomari for a tour of the history of ouzo. In the distant Sigri with the famous Fossil Forest.
Discover the monasteries and churches of the island. Among those that stand out is the Monastery of Ag. Raphael and the Monastery of Taxiarchis Mantamados
Enjoy the local flavours
Lesvos is considered a gastronomic paradise! In the traditional taverns and ouzeris , try Kalloni sardines, pickled bonito , skates, gulmeze (cheese pies with mint), zucchini dumplings filled with cheese, local cheeses, ladotyri, feta and mizithra accompanying everything with ouzo.
Leaving the island do not forget to take ouzo with you as well as some of the wonderful desserts that are prepared there
Best time to visit Lesvos
Lesvos is an island for all seasons, in summer it is suitable to enjoy its endless sandy and pebble beaches and its crystal-clear waters.
How to use transportation in Lesvos
From Athens (duration approx. 50 minutes)
From Thessaloniki (duration approx. hour)
The airport is 8 km from the city of Mytilene. Access to / from the airport by bus, taxi or car rental
The island of Lesvos is serviced by a number of Airlines from major European cities.
From Piraeus (duration 11 to 17 hours depending on the ports of call). During the summer period there is also connection with the port of Kavala
Public Buses are connecting Mytilene with the major small towns
We recommend a Car Rental due to the size of the island