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Athens, the national capital, is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) southwest of Lesvos Island, while Istanbul is 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the northeast.
If you’d like to take a break from sightseeing, treat yourself to a day on one of the local beaches and relax on the sand, play games with the kids or just enjoy the sun. Some of the best destinations along this stretch of coast are Vatera Beach, Anaxos Beach and Plomari Beach.
Step back into the past and get a taste of how the upper class lived years ago in one of the castles in Lesvos Island. Feel the fading spirits of historic residents when you hear the sagas and legends of the Mytilini Castle and the Molyvos Castle.
If you are looking for somewhere to relax, paddle about in a boat or just enjoy the sunlight shining on the water, the local lake called Kalloni Salt Lake is the place to head. Walk around the lake and discover the local birdlife or simply relax in a little peace and quiet.
The Teriade Museum is the perfect oasis for inquiring minds in Lesvos Island. Admire the building and grounds, browse the various exhibits, then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the more niche museums in town.
Those interested in the city’s natural history, make sure you reserve a few hours to see the Vrisa Natural History Collection. It’s a major source of knowledge for the area so take the chance to examine samples of rocks, minerals, animals and fossils that provide information about the past.
The natural reserves in the vicinity of Lesvos Island allow visitors to see the animals and plants which inhabit the region. Stretch your legs at Petrified Forest and relish an escape from the urban streets.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Mytilene hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Teriade Museum and Theophilos Museum. Church of Taxiarches and Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Plomari, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Agios Isidoros Beach and Ouzo Barbayannis Museum. Plomari Folk Museum and Old Soap Factory are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Mytilene, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Roman Aqueduct at Moria and within 6 mi (10 km) of Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art and Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum. Yeni Tzami and Mytilini Castle are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Mytilene, this hotel is steps from Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art and Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum. Yeni Tzami and Mytilini Castle are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Mytilene, this villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Teriade Museum, Theophilos Museum, and Church of Taxiarches. Theriade Library and Museum of Modern Art and Ecclesiastical Byzantine Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Mithimna, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Molyvos Castle, Molyvos Harbour, and Eftalou Hot Springs. Petra Beach and Vareltzidena's House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Petra, this apartment is within 2 mi (3 km) of Anaxos Beach, Vareltzidena's House, and Panagia Glykofilousa. Petra Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
Located in Skala Kallonis, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Skala Kallonis Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iera Moni Limonos and Kalloni Salt Pans. Kalloni Salt Lake and Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production are also within 6 mi (10 km).