Lesvos is a unique destination during all seasons of the year. It is a paradise on earth, a mosaic of the Aegean Sea with many hidden secrets that enchant its visitors and invite them to explore them.

Every visit to Lesvos starts from Mithymna or as it is called today Molyvos. The trademark of the settlement is the Castle which stands tall in an imposing position at the top of the settlement, offering the visitor an unforgettable view of the houses of the village with their traditional architecture, the blue of the Aegean Sea and the colours of the olive trees.


At the same time, Antissa is a traditional semi-mountainous village in the west of the island, surrounded by pine trees, olive trees and oak forests. According to mythology, the name belonged to one of the five daughters of King Makara. Antissa and Eresos had great power in antiquity and ruled the western part of Lesvos. This beautiful and traditional village was the birthplace of Terpander who was a musician, a poet and the inventor of the seven-stringed lyre.


About 5 km away from Molyvos, is the village of Petra, known for its magnificent sunset, its endless sandy beaches and the majestic volcanic rock almost 40 meters high, where the Holy Church of Panagia Glykofilousa rises and invites its visitors to climb the 114 steps to worship her.


The charming village of Mantamados, located on the northeastern side of the island in a valley not visible from the sea, 37 km north of Mytilene, is a magnet for thousands of Greek and foreign visitors. There is the Monastery of Taxiarchis with its miraculous icon, which is crowded every year by thousands of believers.


Of particular interest is Vatousa, one of the villages of Lesvos that is protected by law as a traditional settlement for the unique architecture of its stone houses with their tiled roofs and the one-of-a kind landmark of “Rodotoichos” of Lesvos.


One of the main reasons to visit Western Lesvos is the Petrified Forest in Sigri. It is considered as one of the most beautiful and rare geological heritage sites on a global scale. Petrified logs are found scattered over an area of 150,000 acres due to the intense volcanic activity that took place in the North Aegean area some 20 million years ago, providing information not only about the volcanic rocks but also about the geological evolution of the island.

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