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Travel guide: top things to do in Lesvos

Lesvos ● 22 September 2017

Have you booked your accommodation in Lesvos and you can't wait for your vacations in this beautiful  island? It does not matter if your trip is for next summer or for this autumn. Lesvos is a destination for all seasons where you can't get bored because there are so many things to do there. Choose one and be ready for unforgettable holidays!

Petrified forest

The Petrified Forest, which is located 12 km from Sigri, is a place, where trees have been turned into stone in a procedure called petrification. Millions of years ago, the volcanic ash of the island covered the trees of this forest creating a rare natural phenomenon, which has been declared as Protected Natural Monument. The landscape is lunar, and you will be impressed by the fact that you can see trees made from stone and not from wood!

Medieval Castle in Mytilene

Mytilene is the capital of Lesvos and a town with strong medieval and neoclassical character. The medieval castle of Mytilene is considered as one of the best-preserved castles in Eastern Mediterranean. The Old Town of Mytilene under the castle has vivid nightlife and many interesting museums.

Molyvos Castle

Molyvos is a popular tourist resort with a long beach, which is considered as one of the best beaches in Lesvos. It is a picturesque settlement, which has as trademark the medieval castle at the top of the hill with its magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. In Molyvos, you can find many Greek accommodation options, such as rooms to let and hotels in Lesvos.


Ouzo Museum and distillery

Ouzo is the natural drink of Lesvos, and you can find many distilleries that are also museums. There, you can be informed about the production of ouzo, its history and distillation process as well as buy a bottle of ouzo out of the large collection. The best distilleries are located in Plomari, the hometown of ouzo, and are those of Isidoros Arvanitis and Varvagiannis, who produce the most famous ouzo all over Greece.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum in Mytilene is an interesting museum to learn about the history of the civilisations in northern Aegean and admire findings from the Neolithic to the Roman Times, such as prehistoric items, parts of ancient temples, jewellery and coins.

Museum of Olive Oil Production

In the village of Agia Paraskevi, is located the Museum of Olive Oil Production, which is housed in an old communal olive press. There, you will see the olive oil production and the technological development over time that has led to the production of high quality olive oil, which is the natural product of Greece.

Olive oil

Thermal springs

The thermal springs of Lesvos are very popular. Lesvos is a volcanic island, enriched with hot springs. Thus, it is considered as one of the best destinations in the Mediterranean Sea for health tourism. If you want to live the unforgettable experience of natural spa, to relax in an amazing scenery and enjoy the beauty of a charming island, Lesvos is your place! The hot springs of Eftalou, Polichnitou and Thermi are only some of the natural spa spots you can find in Lesvos.


Agiassos is one of the most beautiful villages in Lesvos with narrow pebbled streets and neoclassical houses. It is famous for its fine potteries and wood carvings, which are being sold in the local art shops. Located in the slopes of Mount Olymbos, Agiassos is also an excellent destination for hiking adventures.

Best beaches

Lesvos has wonderful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and stunning landscape around them. Vatera, Eressos, Molyvos, Plomari, Skala Kalonis, Petra and Anaxos are organised beaches, where you can relax, enjoy the lovely sea and then eat in one of the traditional taverns of the village near the beach.