Lesvos

Generous by Nature

Beautiful Lesvos with many streams, rich flora and fauna, famous olives groves, the mild Mediterranean climate, charming traditional villages and remarkable industrial architecture.

Lesvos, is also known for the unique petrified forest, which is forest ecosystem that was fossilized 15–20 million years ago due to the intense volcanic activity in the area.

The name Lesvos came from the mythical hero Lesvos who came here with the Lapithes from Thessaly and married Mythimna, daughter of the settler Makaras. It is the homeland of the famous ancient poets Sappho and Alkaios.

The contribution of Lesvos to the arts and letters has been invaluable. Eminent personalities were born here, among them the Nobel laureate poet, Odysseas Elytis.

Mytilini, the capital of Lesvos, extends over seven hills with traditional houses that coexist harmonically with Neoclassic mansions, Byzantine churches, and ancient monuments.

Lesvos is the third biggest island in Greece, after Crete and Evia. Its Prefecture includes Limnos and Agios Efstratios.

The island is famous for its ouzo and olive oil.

Mytilini connects by sea to the port of Piraeus and by air to the Athens airport.

http://en.mytilene.gr/

 

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