Information about Lesvos and suggested activities

Welcome to Lesvos, a majestic UNESCO Geopark with volcanic structures, wetlands and thermal springs, with its over 20-million-year-old Petrified Forest in Sigri and its more than 11 million olive trees. Lesvos is the land where Aristotle once roamed, studying its unique flora and fauna and founded Biology and Scientific Methodology, and today is a paradise for bird watchers, with more than 250 species of birds recorded in the salt pans of Kalloni Bay, otherwise known as “Aristotle’s Lagoon”.

With an impressive coastline that stretches for almost 370 km, Sea & sun lovers will discover that Lesvos offers countless options for relaxing by the sea for everyone, from rocky, pebble, or sandy beaches, either organized and lined with cafes, bars and taverns, to remote and unspoilt locations, where you can be “one” with nature. And for the more adventurous, don’t miss spending a day scuba diving, doing water sports or sailing!

Lesvos will definitely win your heart through its amazing cuisine and local products such as the renowned sardines (papalina) from the Gulf of Kalloni, delicious cheese varieties and yoghurt, it golden olive oil, famous ouzo, and homemade dishes made with the freshest of ingredients. See how ouzo is produced at the facilities of Ouzo Varvagiannis and the Ouzo Isidoros Arvanitis Museum in Plomari, and learn about the history of olive picking and olive oil production at the Lesvos Museum of Industrial Olive Oil in Agia Paraskevi!

Lesvos is an ideal religious “must” destination for people searching to experience the spiritual, cultural and historical wealth this destination has to offer you through its traditions, art, marble sculptures, wood carvings, mosaics, hagiography and museography. All give testimony to Lesvos’ rich religious heritage. And if you are planning your wedding, a christening or any special day, Lesvos is the ideal destination, providing enchanting sites and services from professional wedding planners specializing in organizing events.

In Lesvos, the Arts, literature and culture have had a prominent place in the lives of people since the beginning of time. From antiquity to modern times, Lesvos is the birthplace of a large number of poets, musicians, historians and philosophers, distinguished in their time and famous even today. Born and bred here in antiquity were the epic poet Lesches, the archaic poets Arion, Terpander and Alcaeus,one of the Seven Sages of antiquity, Pittacus, the pupil and heir of the important philosopher and founder of botany Aristotle, Theophrastus of Eressos, the author of the first novel in the world “Daphnis and Chloe”, Longus, and many others… And of course, among them, the one hailed as the tenth Muse, unrivalled Sappho.As a result, Lesvos, and particularly Skala Eresos, is a popular LGBTQ+ destination, especially for women. In fact, in September, the International Women’s Festival takes place in Eresos for 2 weeks, with a rich program of artistic and cultural events.

This piece of earth, as the Nobel prize winner Odysseas Elytis wrote, is divine. It is where the sun shines all seasons. It is where you will “live” every moment to its fullest through genuine experiences, traditional & pure flavors, and the warm hospitality of the locals. This is how amazing this piece of earth is…

For more information at: www.welcometolesvos.com

LESVOS THE OTHER AEGEAN free press [EN – GR] 2023 https://www.theotheraegean.com/2023/06/lesvos-the-other-aegean-free-press-en-gr-2023/


Suggested Activities

a) The Byzantine Castle of Molyvos -one of the most well-preserved castles in the Eastern Mediterranean and the most amazing view. – Castle is open six days a week, 8.30 – 15.30 but closed on Tuesdays. Entrance fee 3 euros, cards accepted.

b) Roam the cobblestone streets of the “Agora” of Molivos with its shops with hanging balconies and amazing views of the Aegean. (The shops begin to open at around 9 am and stay open until late at night)

c) The Ottoman Hamam Museum in the Agora of Molivos.(See picture)

Saturday          10:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:00

Sunday            10:00-16:00

d) The Municipal Art Gallery of Mithimna(Molivos)

Saturday          10:00-14:00


Monday           09:00-14:00

e) The School of Fine Arts Annex in the Krallis Mansion- located near the market – “Agora” of Molivos with frescoes decorating its cellings and walls. (to be announced)

f) The Public History Library of Mithimna(Molivos).

Mon-Thursday 8:30-15:00

Fri -8:30-20:30

Sat.& Sun Closed

g) The Ottoman fountains of Molyvos and various ancient sites at different locations throughout the village.

The program of parallel actions/events, which will take place during the Regatta

As part of the cultural events for the Aegean Regatta 2023, which this year will start from Molyvos Lesvos, the Municipality of Western Lesvos, in collaboration with the NPDD “Culture, Tourism and Sports” of our Municipality, intends to organize the following events:

Saturday 19/08/2023

  • Tour of Molyvos with a certified guide.
    Start Time: 19:00 and Start Point: Port of Molyvos
    Possibility of Participation: up to 30 people
    For participation reservations, call Ms. Aliki Vasilakis, PEKEV of Chios (Telephone: +30 6945308385) on 08/19 and strictly at 10:00-15:00
  • Festival of Traditional Dances with the Association of Traditional Dances “Molyvos” in the port of Molyvos with the musical accompaniment of Vangelis Sarantidis at 20:30

traditional dance 19.08 final

  • 9th Molyvos International Music Festival – SYMBIOSIS
  • 19.08. 21:00 / DELFINIA HOTEL / SEAFRONT PARK HARMONY ARVO PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel for Clarinet and Piano (Mirror in the Mirror) David Orlowsky, clarinet Danae Dörken, piano JOHN CAGE 4’33’’ LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “Pastoral” Arrangement for string sextet by Michael Gotthard Fischer Antje Weithaas, violin Noé Inui, violin Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola Muriel Razavi, viola Isang Enders, cello Benedict Klöckner, cello
    (Entrance with ticket) https://molyvosfestival.com/


Sunday 20/08/2023

  • Tour of Molyvos with a certified guide
    Start Time: 10:00 and Start Point: Port of Molyvos
    Possibility of Participation: up to 30 people
    For participation reservations, call Ms. Aliki Vasilakis, PEKEV of Chios (Telephone: +30 6945308385) on 08/19 and strictly at 10:00-19:00
  • Music Concert with Iοulia Karapataki in the evening at the port of Molyvos at 21:00