Best of Lesvos travel guide

Nestled in the northeastern Aegean Sea, the island of Lesvos, also known as Lesbos, beckons with its pristine landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality. If you’re seeking an authentic Greek island experience off the beaten path, Lesvos offers a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. From the vibrant capital of Mytilene to the charming towns of Plomari, Molyvos, Agiasos, Eressos, Sigri, and more, Lesvos presents a diverse tapestry of experiences that will leave you enchanted. Let’s embark on a journey through this island paradise and uncover the best it has to offer.


Mytilene, the capital of Lesvos, is one of Greece’s oldest city-states. This city is built over seven hills and is a treasure trove of history and culture. As you wander through the streets, you’ll encounter traditional houses, neoclassical structures, Byzantine churches, and ancient monuments. The Byzantine castle, which dominates the city, is a testament to its historical significance. Museums, such as the Archaeological Museum and the Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum, provide insights into the island’s rich heritage.

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A vibrant Island

Lesvos is a paradise for sightseeing enthusiasts. Explore the ancient ruins, Byzantine monuments, and historic landmarks that tell the story of this island’s rich history. Don’t miss the Petrified Forest, the Byzantine castle in Mytilene, the old agora, and the various churches and chapels scattered throughout the island. The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest is a must-visit, providing insights into the geological history of the island. Discover the soap industry museum, the folklore museum, and the two famous ouzo museums created by Plomari’s renowned ouzo brands. Take time to stroll through the charming neighborhoods, admire the traditional architecture, and experience the authentic culture of Lesvos.


A bouquet of experiences


On this island, Greece and the East blend their delicacies and match the grace and meaning of their land. The sky, drink it in the glass, and the sea, which goes in and out everywhere, turns between the trees. You lean over the sea and smell her pure breath. The waters are pasty like holy water, and the plumed seabed shows one by one all its colored gems, shells and flowers.

Mermaid Madonna, Stratis Myrivilis


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