What to see in Lesvos
One of Greece's quieter destinations, Lesvos may not have the high-profile attractions of other islands, but breathtaking scenery, stunning beaches and natural, unspoilt beauty make this island a fabulous place to explore.
History buffs will appreciate the Archaeological Museum and the Theophilos Museum in Mitilini, and the roman aqueduct in Moria, which was built in the second century AD, while science enthusiasts will want to be sure to visit the highly-regarded Geological Museum in Sigri. Don't miss an excursion to the most scenic town on the east coast of the island, Mandamados, famous for its cheeses, or the war ruins at Pyrgi Thermis. The holiday resort town of Molivos boasts a fantastic maze of winding streets, red-roofed stone houses, and exciting remnants of its medieval past. Head to Molivos or Petra for some donkey trekking through the mountains and views over the sparkling ocean, or for a really special sight, the Petrified Forest of Sigri near Eressos is one of the world's most important natural monuments, boasting fossilized remains that date back 15 million years.
The pebbly beaches in Molivos are also great for sunbathing, while the crystalline turquoise waters provide excellent snorkelling conditions. The beaches in Plomari and Vatera are known as the best on the island; for an interesting day out, head to Eftalou to enjoy the therapeutic thermal baths, or walk the mile long beach of Eressos.
Donkey trekking is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy together and even the little ones will be thrilled…
A trip to the Eftalou Thermal Baths is a wonderful excursion for anyone on holiday in Lesvos. The hot, natural springs…
One of the two largest petrified forests in the world, the Petrified Forest of Sigri on the western edge of the island,…
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