Alongside the cool and contemporary co-exist faded blue wooden doors, parched white steps and an older generation of local people still continuing a traditional lifestyle.
The Island of Lesvos
From its ever-changing landscape to its wide variety of places to explore, Lesvos offers visitors an incredible and unforgettable holiday break.
An unmissable combination of ancient history, local culture and chilled beach life.
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The island of Lesvos has been left relatively unscathed by the tourism masses that have trampled some of the more popular Greek holiday resorts. With its typical Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and mild winters, it really is an all-year round destination.
No matter what the interest, Lesvos offers something for everyone. Quaint, traditional villages, acres of farmland, olive groves, fresh water springs, saltwater flatlands and bustling seaside resorts. Its well-established harbours, lined with family-run restaurants offering home-made Greek cooking and fresh seafood, are some of the most picturesque in Europe whilst its more popular holiday destinations such as Eressos and Molyvos, boast achingly cool bars, cafes and local shops selling stunning local wares - jewellery, leather goods, pottery and art to name but a few.
The island has also quite rightly established itself as one of the premier birdwatching destinations in the Mediterranean basin, due in no small part to its abundance of wetland areas and rural mountainous countryside. For more information on the flora and fauna that Lesvos has to offer, please visit Matt Barrett's highly comprehensive Lesvos guide: www.lesvos.com
Lesvos offers many historical and architectural treasures, from the turn of the century palatial mansions that line the main road running from the airport into the capital Mytilene, to the Byzantine mountain-top castles of Petra and Molyvos. The western side of the island is also the site of the UNESCO World Heritage petrified forest. For more information, please visit www.petrifiedforest.gr
See the Lesbos travel guide from Greek Island Postcards
The Lesvos experience is truly an unspoilt taste of vanishing Greece. If you really wish to get away from it all, this is the place.
Beautiful Lesvos, with its rich flora and fauna, famous olive groves, charming traditional villages, rich cultural heritage and Mediterranean climate, impresses everyone who visits.