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Lesvos

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The unique island of Lesvos, located in the northeastern Aegean Sea, is an astonishing contrast to the lush splendor of the rest of the cosmopolitan islands with its mysterious forests, dramatic coastline and rugged mountains. It is a mosaic of attractions, with many unique natural beauties, rare geological monuments, tremendous changes in its landscape, amazing archaeological treasures, settlements of excellent architectural beauty, wetlands, hiking trails, museums of considerable traditional value, unique local cuisine, live pagan events and pilgrimages known across the country.

There are numerous sand and pebble beaches and many sheltered and isolated coves dotted along the spectacular indented coastline. The temperate climate, inland rivers and natural springs contribute to maintaining the surprisingly lush vegetation of the island. Lesvos is renowned for its many varied species of flora and fauna. It is also host to a superb petrified forest located between Eressos and Sigri in the Southwest.

Mytilene Harbor

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Port

Mytilene is a large and busy harbor and also one of the most polluted in the Aegean, with raw sewage discharged at the very spot where yachts are moored. Recently, however, the harbor has been refurbished, with the bollards and moorings rings repainted and new water and electricity points installed along the quays.

Sail la Vie 37 economy

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Sailing Yacht for Charter

  • Berths 6
  • Built 2005
  • Length 37.00 ft

Mithymna Harbor

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Port

Mithimna or Molivos is a small harbor on the NW coast of Lesvos. The harbor provides excellent shelter throughout the year.

Petra Harbor

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Port

The port is protected to the west by a 170-meter mole, set to the south. A light exhibits at the head of the mole.

Plomari Harbor

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Port

Plomari is the ouzo capital of the world. Here is the factory of the Barbayianni ouzo which has an outlet.

Lagoon 450

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Catamaran for Charter

  • Berths 10
  • Built 2015
  • Length 45.00 ft

Skala Sykamineas

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Port

Sigri Harbor

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Port

Sigri is at the SW corner of Lesvos. It is protected from the W by Meganisi or Sigri Island and surrounded by wonderful pristine beaches.

Kalloni Bay at Mytelene

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Bird Watching Tower

Kalloni Bay is the best option for alternative tourism. It is well-known as a bird watching destination.

Sir Winston Churchill

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Motor Sailer for Charter

  • Berths 12
  • Built 1960
  • Length 134.50 ft

Mytilene Marina

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Marina

Mytilini Marina is situated on a strategic location for sailing just opposite the Turkish coast at the northeast part of Mytilini's city, the capital of Lesvos island. It is a sheltered port of call or permanent base for yachts cruising the northern Aegean.

Mytilene Municipal Theater

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Modern Theater

The Municipal theater of Mitilini has been recently renovated and hosts theatrical groups, speeches and music performances.The interior of the theatre has a large, impressive auditorium with a 700-seat capacity.

Loutra Thermis Bay

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Anchorage

Apothikes Cove

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Sigri Bay

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Limni Cove

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Lapsarna Cove

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Gulf of Geras

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Anchorage

The gulf of Geras is a land locked gulf on the SE coast of the island. There are several anchorages.

Skala Loutron Bay

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Anchorage

There are several beaches here which can make a nice anchorage with protection from the meltemi. In settled weather the sandbar in Aspróniso or Aspronísi makes a delightful anchorage.

Agios Panteleimonas Bay

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Anchorage

Tsonia Anchorage

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Anchorage

The small resort of Tsonia lies at the northern end of the bay of Neos Limin just south of Cape Ferros at the NE tip of the island. Anchor off the beach in 5.

Tsichliontas Bay

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Anchorage

Good shelter from the meltemi here with at least 4 coves. Most of them have weed bottom which may make anchoring difficult.

The Monastery of Agios Raphael was built in 1963 on the ruins of previous monasteries. It is located near village Thermi, on the hill Karies.

On the southern coast of Lesvos, Plomari, the ouzo capital of Greece, is built amphitheatrically near the sea and is the second largest town in the island after Mytilini. This is where the famous Barbayiannis Ouzo comes from as well as several other smaller labels like the excellent Ouzo Giannatsi, both distilled in the traditional method.

Ntipi Small Port

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Small Harbor

Perama Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

Skala Kallonis Small Port

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Small Harbor

Skala Mistegnon

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Small Harbor

There is an 80-meter-long pier at the northeast of the bay of Mystegna, which is set to the southeast. The pier’s outer side consists of natural rocks and mooring is impossible.

Skala Polychnitou Small Port

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Small Harbor

Vareia Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

Skala Eresou Small Port

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Small Harbor

Agios Fokas Small Port

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Small Harbor

Parakoila Small Port

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Small Harbor

Paralia Thermis Small Port

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Small Harbor

Pyrgos Mesargiou Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

Panagiouda Small Port

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Small Harbor

The entrance of the small port formed between the port’s north and south mole and is set to the southeast. There is a quay at the southern part of the port, with a small pier located at the quay’s eastern part.

Nyfidia Small Port

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Small Harbor

Aspropotamos Fishing Shelter

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Small Harbor

Gavatha Small Port

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Small Harbor

The traditional cafe, Kura- Rhnhs (Ms Irene’ cafe) is located in Agios Dimitrios, Agiasos. It is a small, picturesque cafenion, which travel visitors to the past.

The north part of the beach is characterized by crystal clear, shallow waters and fine sand. The other side (south of the port) the morphology of the sea-floor changed completely: there are thick quite clearly pebbles with unique colors.

Located a few kilometers north of the village Polichnitos, 50 kilometers west of the city of Mytilene. The beach is constituted by fine sand and crystal waters.

A long and beautiful beach with clear water and sand ideal for endless hours swimming. There are many vacation houses built among pine trees and small taverns that attract a lot of people during the summer months.

It is a picturesque bay where the chapel of St. Ermogenis is situated.

4 km away from the village of Mesotopos, on the west of Tavari, you will find the sandy beach of Chrousos. Here you will also find a store that serves tasty dishes with fresh fish.

Evreiaki Beach at Gera

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Beach

It is located in the Gulf of Gera is an organized beach with many taverns and restaurants on the beach and holiday homes of the inhabitants of Lesbos. There are also houses for the tourists, who can also go fishing and surfing in the Gulf.

The pebbled beaches of Eftalou are found near the therapeutical sources. Few have showers and changing rooms.

This beach is found in the most northern point of island, 49 kilometres of north-westernly city of Mytilene. The coast is constituted by sand and pebbles.

It is near the village of Mistegna. It is a beach with crystal clear waters that offers facilities for tourists and rooms for rent.

It is located 4 km on the south of the village of Mesotopos.Tavari is a beautiful and picturesque beach with a small port, cafes and many houses.

Tsilia Beach at Gera

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Beach

A picturesque beach for pleasant swimming and fishing. It is found in the trick of Gera.

It is situated near the village of Kleio. It is a beautiful beach with crystal clear water and red sand that stretches for a length of 500 m.

The beaches of Arhaia Antissa are characterized by shallow water and large stones. Near the beaches there are large farms and verdant plains.

Vatera is the largest beach on the island of Lesvos in the length (8 km) and at the same time it is one of the most beautiful beaches all over the Aegean Sea. It is located 50 km south-west of Mytilene.

It is a clean beach that is found front of the homonym settlement. It allocates cafes and rented rooms.

Avlaki Beach at Petra

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Beach

It is a small beach near the village of Petra. There are excellent taverns in this area.

Skala Kallonis Beach

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Beach

This beach is located in the Gulf of Kalloni, 44 km on the north-west of Mytilene. It is a well-organized beach (umbrellas and sun beds) with cafes and restaurants, which also offers the possibility to practice marine sports.

It is the only beach organized by the GNOT. Guests have to pay a small fee to use the equipment, such as umbrellas, deck chairs, you will also find pavilions and cafes.

It is a beautiful but distant beach. You can get there by taking the dirt road between Sigri and Eresos.

Tarti Beach at Gera

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Beach

A beautiful beach with widely and clean sandy beach. It is found in the trick of Gera and is ideal for fishing.

This beach is located a few kilometers on the south of the village of Eresos, 92 km on south-west of Mytilene. It is considered one of the best and most beautiful beaches of the island and extends for a length of 3 km.

Kanoni is located near the village of Thermi and characterized by its crystal clear waters and small pebbles. This beach is ideal for intense swimming.

A deserted beach with pebbles. There is some fine sand a few steps before you enter the sea.

Melinta is a sandy beach located 48 km on the south-west of Mytilene. It is a golden beach with clear waters and also suitable for fishing.

Anaxos Beach at Petra

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Beach

Located 3 km on the west of the village of Petra,it is a sandy beach organized with many houses and taverns. From the beach, the tourist can admire the village of Molivos in the distance.

It is a sandy beach located near the village of Plomari. It is in a sheltered bay, the beach is characterized by large waves, so it is suitable for tourists who like waves.

The beach of Faneromeni is found few kilometres north of Sigri. Is easily accessible with car but it has big waves when it blows a north wind.

Gera Beach

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Beach

The beach of Gera is located 12 km on the west of Mytilene, in the Gulf of Gera. The distinctive feature of this beach is the presence of many pine trees and crystal clear water.

It is located on the northeast of the village of Kapi. It is a small beach with some Cafe.

Below the village of Antissa, there is a beautiful beach facing the problem of the accumulation of algae due to ocean currents in this area. You can also find restaurants and rooms to let.

Sigri Beach at Eresos

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Beach

Ideal for swimming, even for little children or the elderly, Sigri beach is quite well equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas and is located in the outskirts of Sigri, 90 km north west of Mytilene town. With a tavern on the beach as well as a canteen which sells snacks and drinks, food is not a problem here.

Podaras Beach at Eresos

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Beach

Podaras is located 4 km from the village of Mesotopos, east of the beach of Tavari. It is a sandy beach that charms the visitor, suitable for each marine activity.

Petra Beach

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Beach

Petra is a big tourist resort and is found 55 kilometers of north-westernly city of Mytilene. The beach is extended front by the homonym village and is sandy.

It is situated near the village of Plomari. Beach with small pebbles and very clean crystal clear waters.

It is near the village of Thermi. This beach is ideal for swimming, fishing or Snorkeling.

The beach of Molivos is found next to the homonym village and is one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan of the island. The coast is sandy and the waters calm and shallow.

Lesvos Scuba Oceanic Centre

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