Perched on a rocky hill situated at the North-Western part of the Island of Lesvos, Molyvos, or – as the village was known in antiquity and the Middle Ages – Mithymna, has always maintained a close link with both the eastern and western worlds. With Asia just ten miles away, the inhabitants of the region opened themselves up to foreign influences and lifestyles from early on. Today, they still oblige the visitor by extending a warm welcome in their wonderful corner of the world.
Molyvos offers a wide variety of attractions that cater to the interests of every age. For children Molyvos becomes an explorer’s paradise. There is a maze of cobblestone streets set into the hillsides and a harbour to navigate. The medieval castle awaits exploration, while the easily accessible beaches offer opportunities for all day play.
Excursions to nearby Petra, home to a hilltop cathedral church and extensive shopping opportunities may easily be taken on foot, bike, scooter or car. Many visitors rent cars and explore neighboring villages such as Skala Sikaminias, where delicious lobster pasta can be had if you call ahead!
Nearby hillsides are home to herds of sheep and goats that graze among the olive groves and the greenery of Lesbos’ gently rolling hills. Lesbos benefits from the highest average sunshine in all of the country and is an ideal destination for the traveller seeking relaxation, warmth, and history in every season!