True Greek hospitality with a vast selection of eateries
Lesvos holidays are popular with lesbian couples due to the poems of the famous Sappho, who is believed to have devoted her poems of strong emotion towards other females. This island also attracts many couples, honeymooners and families due to its stunning scenery, calm shallow waters and selection of perfect beaches.
Lesvos is a picturesque Greek island in the north Aegean Sea, with its average of three hundred days sunshine each year and temperatures reaching the 30's it's one of the sunniest throughout Greece. This paradise in the sun is perfect for a relaxing holiday and a taste of true Greek culture, still fairly small on the tourist scale it has managed to remain unspoilt and keep its charm. This island is perfect for walkers due to its fantastic mountainous countryside allowing days of ambling through woodland taking in amazing views out over the Aegean.
Mytilini is the capital of Lesvos and home to over a third of its population, set on the south east coast at the opposite end of the island to the tourist resorts. Overlooking the town is an outstanding Byzantine castle surrounded by pine forests which makes a perfect setting for a picnic in the sunshine. A bustling port is the hub of the town which has daily ferry routes to neighbouring islands, mainland Greece as well as Turkey.
The most popular tourist resort in which to spend your Lesvos holidays is the pretty town of Molyvos, which is steeped in history and with a spectacular range of entertainment it's perfect for all ages. The beach is a great combination of tiny pebbles leading to soft sand and crystal clear waters and has been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness.
Quick Lesvos Tips
The currency used on Lesvos is the Euro
Flying time to Lesvos from the UK is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
Greek is the national language of Lesvos however English is widely spoken
The religion on Lesvos (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Meze
Greece is well know for the popular drink Ouzo, with its distinct liquorice flavour
Everything about Lesvos is impressive
A small attractive harbour is great for an afternoon stroll before lunching in one if the resorts many cafes or restaurants; you could even take a stroll to the medieval castle if you are feeling a little more energetic. When the sun goes down, Molyvos lights up with a fantastic selection of bars, discos and tavernas there's a perfect evening to suit everyone.
Petra is another popular resort on Lesvos and host to yet another spectacular beach. More relaxed than some other resorts Petra particularly attracts families and honeymooners. Here you can spend your days soaking up the sunshine and splashing in the warm inviting sea or take a trip to the back streets which are full of tradition. Visit one of the village cafes or tavernas down the narrow back streets and mix with the locals for a true taste of Greek hospitality. Nightlife in Petra is rather relaxed but still offers a couple of discos to dance the night away.
Lesvos has a range of accommodation options to suit everyone's needs from self contained traditional apartments to 5* hotels offering spas and all inclusive meal options. The vast selection of varied cuisine available throughout Lesvos is a great incentive for those self catering holidaymakers as there are that many different places to eat you will never have to dine in the same restaurant twice.
No matter how you wish to spend your holidays in Lesvos you are certain to have a heart warming time and be quick to return. This island really does have it all to entice you on a holiday of relaxation and tranquility. There's numerous boat trips to choose from, tours to hillside villages producing olive oil and some of the finest Ouzo throughout Greece. Book holidays to Lesvos online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
Hot springs of Lesvos
Thanks to its volcanic past the island of Lesvos has many natural hot springs some of which have fallen into dis-repair but are slowly being renovated by the local communities and being brought back into use again. Many of the springs have been used since the days of antiquity and have been used by locals and visitors alike for the relief of aches and pains.
Lesvos being the island of ouzo owns the most ouzo distilleries in Greece. One of the basic reasons is that only on Lesvos one can find a particular variety of aniseed-the major aromatic factor of the drink.
Olive Oil Production
Lesvos is covered with eleven million olive trees, Olive oil has been used for a great number of reasons since prehistoric times. Lesvos is renowned for the finest olive oil and the production of goods based on the olive. The fine and exquisite taste of the olive oil of Lesvos has been the main source of income for its inhabitants for years.