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Lesvos Travel Guide: 197 reviews and 348 photos

The island of Lesvos is the third largest in the Greece archipelago. Still not many people seem to know much about it. Neither did we, but we decided to change that, and the trip was well worth it.

The island is set close to the Turkish mainland, and trips to Turkey over the day are possible. Also, you can spot the Turkish coast from the island.

In Lesvos we stayed close to the town of Molivos, on the north-west side of the island. Just a few minutes southways by car is the town of Petra, which seems more like you typical tourist town, and south of that is Anaxos, a conglomerate of many hotels.
Staying in Molivos, we still managed to cover much of the island by car-trips. Plomari in the south, famous for its ouzo, the capital Mytilini and the beach-town of Eressos were among our destinations.
and of course the petrified forest, which is an absolute must-visit on this island.

Even though Lesvos is in the top three Greek islands areawise, it doesn't seem to be that invaded by tourists. Surely, it is in some places, but most people you see are natives, not bermuda-wearing tourists looking for souvenirs (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Welcome to the beautiful island of Lesvos!!

Sea-food everywhere

Why not feast on some fresh squid?
Sea-food is plentiful and delicious, but so are most of the other dishes as well...

Pretty town of Molivos

The town of Molivos on the north-west coast is mostly build of brown nature stone. It is set on a hillside and on the top is an old castle. The steep roads will eventually get you up to the top!

Lovely scenes

The many picturesque scenes in Lesvos will have you stopping all the time to haul up your camera!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A little bit of everything
  • Cons:Vast island with roads that leave some to wish for
  • In a nutshell:It deserves to be known
  • Last visit to Lesvos: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2005 at 1:37 AM

    Such a hidden little gem :) Your photographs are so beautiful, Maline! Hope you've been well, let's chat soon... Siddharth

  • SpagBoll's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 9:32 AM

    Very nice Lesvos pages. The warning about hire car insurance particularly useful

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2005 at 4:42 PM

    It deserves to be known, but then if it was, would it be the same? Loved your tips and photos -- we could use some of those taxi phones in San Francisco!

  • Gitanes's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2005 at 2:19 AM

    Congratulations, feels like going there now! never been to Greece, I have kept your tips for a future trip. Best regards from sunny Spani (can´t believe you have never been here!) :D

  • mengu's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2005 at 1:05 AM

    Lovely, Lesvos page.. I add to my favorite pages. Thanks.

  • LEPUF's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2005 at 2:57 PM

    great, great, great!!!!!

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 8:17 PM

    Enjoyable and helpful page, Malin.

  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 12:46 AM

    Excellent travel guide and photos! Lesvos er en av mine favoriter i Egeerhavet!

  • Sep 22, 2003 at 10:20 AM

    You have to visit more Greece!Is Sweden nice this season?good page and text!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2003 at 6:53 AM

    Nice page of Lesvos, Malin! We enjoyed our stay at Molivos and eating in the harbour. And the Olympos, we didn't make it to he top because of clouds.


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