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Holidays to Lesbos, Greece

Overview

The third largest of the Greek islands, Lesbos boasts some of Greece’s most stunning scenery, from forested mountains to desert plains and sprawling sandy beaches. Thanks to the island’s size, there are still plenty of undiscovered beaches and secluded resorts where you can soak up the sun away from the hustle and bustle of the towns. If you’re looking for a sunny beach holiday surrounded by culture and history then Lesbos is the perfect choice.

Things to Do

One of Lesbos’ most beautiful sights is located in Petra in the north of the island. Rising up from the middle of the town is a rocky outcrop on top of which sits the Panagia Glykofilousa, a beautiful ancient church that still holds services. Lesbos is a great place to learn how to dive, with plenty of calm, clear water and dive centres offering you the chance to gain official PADI qualifications.

Food and Drink

Unsurprisingly for an island that produces half of the world’s ouzo, the aniseed spirit is the tipple of choice for most locals. The thriving bar culture means you’ll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to beers, wines and cocktails. When eating out, head for the laid back ‘taverna-style’ restaurants where you’ll find fresh, uncomplicated Greek cuisine. Favourites includes salads, lamb, yoghurt and the local speciality, Graviera cheese.

LANGUAGE Greek
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +2
FLIGHT TIME 3 hrs
COST OF A BEER Around €3
3 COURSE MEAL Around €20

Top Resorts in Lesbos

Anaxos

With a mile-long beach, countryside to hike through and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, Anaxos offers a secluded break in the sunshine for families and couples that want to get away from busy life.

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Molyvos

A romantic and bustling place in the north of Lesbos, Molyvos, which is also known as Mithymna, is a little livelier than other resorts on the island, but has still retained its unique charm

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Petra

With a Blue Flag beach lined with tavernas, welcoming cafes serving traditional Greek dishes and an authentic Greek culture, Petra is an ideal place for a family holiday.

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Skala Kalloni

This small, secluded resort on the Bay of Kalloni has a quiet atmosphere and long sandy beaches – a great place for families and couples wanting a peaceful break in the sun.

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Location of Lesbos

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