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Mini guide to Lesvos


Shaped in the form of a triangle, Lesvos is the third-largest Greek island and famous as the birthplace of the 6th century poetess Sappho, whose sexual preference gave rise to the modern word 'lesbian'. Thus it is a place of pilgrimage for gay females, but is also popular among all types of holidaymakers for its relaxing atmosphere and attractive, rugged countryside.

There are three main towns on the island, located at each of the points of the triangle. The capital is Mitilini, though Molivos and Eressos are very popular tourist destinations too. For sun-seekers, the best beach on the island is probably the one at Vatera. There are plenty of restaurants, souvenir shops and tavernas in each town. The town's nightlife is also lively, especially in summer.

Mitilini is a busy port and has a couple of museums that may interest visitors, though Molivos is a more attractive place, with medieval buildings and stone streets giving it a feeling of great age. Consequently, this is the most popular place on the island for tourists to stay. On a hill in the town there is a castle which offers some great views of the bay.

The beach at Eressos is almost a mile long and is lined with restaurants and bars, giving visitors plenty of choice. Those who stay in Eressos tend to be a mix of families, lesbians and spiritual groups who run courses here. As access to the town is more difficult due to the rugged terrain, the town tends to be a bit quieter than Molivos.

Unfortunately the local bus service is rather infrequent, so the best way to explore the island is to rent a car. If you are just interested in the coastal regions, join a day boat trip from one of the main towns.

There are daily flights on both Olympic and Aegean Airlines, and occasional links by air with other Greek islands.

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