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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. This place has still retained its unique charm though with old stone buildings, cobbled streets and wisteria lined lanes and dreamers come here to talk about the books they’ve read and the beautiful places they’ve visited. Culture vultures will also appreciate the old castle that towers over the village too.


The beach in Molyvos may not at first be the most visually appealing with its dark pebbles and soft sand but it’s one of the cleanest and most popular on the island. This stretch of coastline holds Blue Flag status meaning that it is clean and well looked after. The water is nice and shallow for young families plus, if you’re into snorkelling, the waters are especially clear just past the dock of this working fishing harbour.


A romantic and history filled village, Molyvos is a place where all the buildings are made out of local stone thanks to a law that was passed by the mayor in 1965. The cafés are filled with locals and the castle that towers over the village is actually a rebuild of one that was conquered by Achilles in the Trojan War. Nowadays though, it’s a great place to soak up some history and amazing views.

Food and Drink

Although Molyvos has a relatively dynamic nightlife, it’s still considered fairly chilled out compared to other resorts in the Greek Islands. Clubs are based just outside the resort and in town, quaint cocktail bars which look to be disguised as cottages are the perfect place to watch the sunset. For foodies, Molyvos is a great place though and you could spend every meal of the holiday taverna hopping, to taste the delicious fresh dishes on offer.

Location of Molyvos

Key Facts

  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • When to go: April - October

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