Lesvos Island Vacations
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.