Infinite olive groves, extended pinewoods, long beaches and the amazing petrified forest are the main characteristics of the island of Lesvos. Furthermore, the archaeological and historical heritage, which is reflected on the incredible findings, is the element that integrates the interesting profile of the island of Lesvos.
The island of Lesvos belongs to the N.E. Aegean Islands cluster, is located at the Aegean Sea, and is situated at a very close distance to the Turkish coastline. Lesvos covers an area of 1.630 sq. km., has a coastline of 370 km and has approximately 105.000 inhabitants.
Mytilini, the capital of the island, is outspread on seven hills and the castle at the top of the pinewood, the mansions along the waterfront and the church of Agios Therapondas at the center, prevail, enchanting the visitor. Mytilini, a town with interesting ancient history is divided in the old and the new town. The old town is a densely populated region with narrow alleys and scenic houses, while the new town has beautiful quarters with elegant mansions.
However, the beauty of this island is not a characteristic of the capital alone. Lesvos pulses with numerous settlements of unique interest and incredible charm. The scenic hamlet Eressos, the commercial center Kalloni, the traditional settlement Madamados, the historical village Mithymna, the largest hamlet Plomari, the volcanic Sigri, the coastal village Petra, the verdant settlement Papados, the traditional village Moria, the picturesque hamlet Agiassos, are only few of the magnificent destinations of the island of Lesvos.
Visit the very promising island of Lesvos and enjoy your holidays at a natural environment of major historical interest.