Poets and painters
The beautiful island of Lesvos has inspired some of Greece’s most influential intellectuals. Wordsmiths like Sappho and Alcaeus were both born here, while artist Theophilos based his folk paintings on the people of Lesvos. The novelist Myrivilis was also an islander, adding another great mind to this impressive list.
Turn back the clock
Lesvos is brimming with historic treasures. From the ancient streets of the traditional towns to the many monuments, immerse yourself in the past on this island. Head to the medieval castle in Molyvos for amazing sea views or visit the vast petrified forest to see 20-million-year-old trees frozen in time.
Foodies love Lesvos
This island is a must for any food lovers out there. Tavernas, restaurants and traditional cafés serve up some truly delicious local delights. Seafood is fresh and beautifully cooked, while olive oil and ouzo are typical delicacies.