Molyvos Travel Guide

Molyvos © Jean-Francois Renaud

Molyvos is Lesvos Island's most popular and picturesque holiday resort. From the town's pretty harbour to its tiers of red-roofed houses, holidaymakers can expect a serene, laid-back ambience. A visit to the town's archaeological museum will reveal a history of occupation that pre-dates the Classical Age.

Visitors typically enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing, or strolling along the market's quaint, cobbled streets. Many end the day with sundowners and a delicious Greek dinner on the waterfront.

Holidaymakers usually enjoy Molyvos' market. Set along cobble-stoned alleys, it's a good place to buy local crafts and produce.

Holidaymakers will find many traditional tavernas around the harbour and market areas. As Molyvos is a fishing village, seafood is naturally the pride of most local menus.

Though Molyvos isn't top-of-mind among party goers, it does have some clubs and lively bars. Otherwise, visitors can enjoy performances at the Castle, and the locale's open-air cinema.

Pebbles cover the town's Blue Flag certified beach. As an alternative, sandy Petra Beach is just a short distance away. The town also has a lot of traditional architecture.

Otherwise, visitors can venture off to see the island's sights. Eftalou's natural thermal baths, boat trips to the Turkish mainland, and donkey trekking are all popular outings.

Some holidaymakers have been disappointed to find pebbles instead of sand on Molyvos' beach. Also, summer weekends can see a lot of motorbike traffic, which can be unpleasantly noisy.