The beautiful island of Lesvos offers visitors exactly what they are looking for
on their holidays. If what you want is calmness and relaxation, then you will find
it in Lesvos. If on the other hand, you want excitement and nightlife, then you will
find it too in Lesvos. The island is big enough and during the summer months is flooded
with people. You may enjoy your swim either on cosmopolitan beaches or on more remote
and quiet ones. It is also worth exploring the whole island, its monasteries and
churches, the archaeological museum, the folk museum, but also the Gulf of the Beauty,
a unique attraction on the island, where you can observe rare birds. There are many
beautiful traditional little villages on the island, adding a romantic touch to the
atmosphere. Taste the local delicacies and enjoy nights with the famous ouzo of the
island. Book as fast as possible your ferry tickets and enjoy unique holidays in
The Port of Lesvos
There are regular departures from the port of Piraeus and the port of Rafina for
the port of Lesvos and the journey, including stops at other islands – takes about
12 and 10 hours respectively. For a carefree journey, book your ferry tickets online
via aktoploika.gr. Mitilini is the capital, but also the port of Lesvos. It is an
impressive town with a castle built on a height and dazzling buildings. You can find
thermal springs at the nearby beaches of Mitilini.
Connection With Other Islands
Lesvos has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Chios, Ikaria, Kavala, Limnos, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Samos (Vathi, Karlovasi), Syros, Psara, Turkey (Ayvalik).
You can now book ferry tickets online for Lesvos via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to
travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
Several buses depart from the capital of the island, Mitilini, for all the areas, the villages and the beaches of the island. There is of course the alternative of a taxi, always available on the island. You can also rent your own vehicle from the car and motorbike rental agencies on the island.
Mytilini has one of the most properly organized bus – transportation network, with plenty of routes, covering all the island’s roads. There are three bus stations, all of them located beside the port, in Lesvos City. The urban buses’ station is across the ferries’ dock, while there are two more bus stations for buses traveling along the island, a few meters on the west, one for buses that travel east and another one for buses that travel west and north. Tickets’ price starts from 1.20 euros for urban routes and reaches the price of 12 euros for the most destined routes. You can buy your ticket from the intermediary stops, from the bus – driver.
The «golden» island
Island, beautiful, lush, artistic, gourmet, ideal for hikers and nature lovers, with
incredible landscape changes, with beautiful mansions scattered even in the smallest
village, with crystal clear seas and hot springs. The third in size island of Greece,
Lesvos, elaborate and striking, balances between East and West and it is a whole
Paradise for gourmets, with delicious fish, mythical distilleries that produce the country's best ouzo, olive oil press with the famous golden olive oil, sweet-
Antiquity and art lovers will also find an ideal destination. Theofilos' Museum and the Museum-
Countless churches and monasteries decorate the entire island and make it a top destination for believers from all over the Greece. The monastery of Taxiarchis Michail, near Mantamados stands out together with the impressive monastery of Limonos with the numerous chapels that surround it, tributes by believers throughout the centuries.
Lesvos also stands out for another reason. A whole network of marked hiking paths around the island, with informative lecterns, observatories and pavilions for rest for the hikers and trails with varying degrees of difficulty that will satisfy even the most experienced hikers.
Beautiful villages, like Molivos, the neighbouring Petra, the gourmet Vafios, the
lush Agiassos, the legendary Eressos, the Alikes of Kalloni with its rich wetland
and the eerie landscape, the Petrified Forest in Sigri with the Natural History Museum
and also infinite corners, constitute a world, intact from the plague of the mass
tourism for demanding and picky visitors.
Lesvos is a big island and in some cases you’ll have to drive for hours to reach your destination. Don’t start your trip without knowing the course’s length. Road are in good condition, but can’t support high velocity driving. There are many goats, that appear in the middle of the road out of nowhere and in most famous places, as Molivos, Kalloni and Plomari, there is a lot of traffic.
Weather conditions differ from the medium Greek summer’s, especially in high altimeter. Always have with you a light jacket, especially at nights.
If you travel to Greece from abroad and you are willing to catch a flight on your way home, be aware of the luggage weight limit. Lesvos has too many unique traditional products, that it will be impossible to bring everything home with you. Choose wisely and make a budget of your luggage weight.
Happy Holidays in Lesvos!!!
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