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What to see in Lesvos

Lesvos Attractions

Lesvos' stunning beaches and breath-taking scenery make it a fabulous stop for sun chasers. That said, knowledge lovers will find much to their liking as well.

History buffs will appreciate the Archaeological Museum and the Theophilos Museum in the capital, Mitilini, as well as the roman aqueduct in Moria. Science enthusiasts should visit the highly-regarded Geological Museum in Sigri.

Visitors also enjoy exploring Mandamados. The scenic town produces very good cheeses. The war ruins at Pyrgi Thermis are another favourite. The holiday resort town of Molivos boasts a fantastic maze of winding streets, red-roofed stone houses, and exciting remnants of its medieval past. The town also offers donkey trekking through the surrounding mountains, with trails leading to views over the sparkling ocean. Sigri's Petrified Forest is one of the world's most important natural monuments, boasting fossilised remains that date back 15 million years.

Molivos' pebble beaches are great for sunbathing, while its turquoise waters provide excellent snorkelling conditions. Plomari and Vatera are also good beaches.

Donkey trekking

Donkey trekking is a great activity for the whole family. Travellers can enjoy day-excursions through verdant green valleys, past olive groves and along mountain paths. Sunset-treks are also wonderful,…

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Eftalou Thermal Baths

A trip to the Eftalou Thermal Baths is a wonderful excursion for anyone on holiday in Lesvos. The hot, natural springs are located nearly three miles (4km) outside of Molyvos on the northern coast…

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Petrified Forest of Sigri

One of the two largest petrified forests in the world, the Petrified Forest of Sigri on the western edge of the island, dates back 15 million years and is protected as a natural monument. A visit to…

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