Lesvos, the island of Sappho!
Welcome to Lesvos, the enchanting island that captivates travelers with its rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant culture. As the birthplace of renowned figures in arts and literature like Theophrastus, Theophilos, and Nobel laureate Odysseas Elytis, Lesvos has earned its place as a muse for creativity. Immerse yourself in the island's stunning landscapes, from the crystal-clear waters to charming traditional villages. The authenticity of customs and traditions dating back centuries, coupled with the warm-hearted locals, adds to the island's allure. Begin your journey in Mytilene, the beautiful capital, boasting exquisite mansions and captivating sights.
Explore Molyvos's alleys and medieval castle, relax at Skala Eressos, or savor the sunset at Skala Skamnia. Uncover unique experiences like soothing thermal baths in Eftalou and the history of ouzo in Plomari. Discover Lesvos's spiritual side through its awe-inspiring monasteries and churches, including the Monastery of Ag. Raphael and Monastery of Taxiarchis Mantamados. Find inspiration, history, and serenity on this captivating island.
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