Lesvos Nightlife

It may not be known as party central, but with enough bars, clubs and tavernas, Lesvos has plenty to offer those looking for a good night out. Nightlife in Mitilini is focused around the waterfront, with a younger, trendier crowd frequenting the eastern side where the drinks are cheap. The older, more mature crowds enjoy the south side where more relaxed and stylish places can be enjoyed without the thumping of a bass line in the background, or a riveting conversation can be shared over dinner in a vibrant taverna. The Byzantine castle at the top of the hill occasionally hosts music and drama performances, providing a very special setting for nightime entertainment.

Molivos doesn't attract the same young crowds as other Greek holiday resorts, but a few clubs and discos keep the nightlife scene alive with popular spots including Cafe Sun Set for a few sundowners, or Molly's Bar. Skala Eressos has a lively gay-friendly nightlife, with a number of music bars and cafes spilling onto the beach. Although Lesvos is known to be a great destination for gay or lesbian couples, for a booming gay-friendly nightlife Mykonos can't be beat - Lesvos remains a fairly sedate island, although an increasingly popular one.

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