Located close to Turkey, just off its western border, Lesbos is a big island covering more than 1,500 square kilometres. It has a coastline of around 320 kilometers, whch has numerous beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. The mild Mediterranean climate only adds to the pleasant experience of being in Lesbos. It is also one of the sunniest islands in Greece, making your beach experience an exceptional one. Named after the Greek god Lesbos, the island is blessed with natural beauty and amazing architecture.
The capital of Lesbos, Mytilene, is a port town which is situated on the eastern coast just off the Turkish shores. Built on seven hills, this amphitheatre like town has beautiful suburbs and traditional neighbourhoods. You can take a car for hire in Lesbos and visit the Agios Athanasios in Mytilene. This old church is a resplendent structure from the 17th century, with several gothic elements. Other sights in the city include museums, churches, and a medieval castle. Mytilene also has a vibrant nightlife that can be experienced at the local bars and restaurants.
Plomari is the second largest town on the island. You can take a car for rent in Lesbos and drive around its beautiful streets lined with houses that are adorned with colourful flowers. The city is also known for its olive oil and ouzo production, so make sure you carry some on your way out. Also worth visiting is the Barbayannis Ouzo Museum, where you can learn more about the process of making ouzo, a traditional aperitif drink of Lesbos.
Located in the northern most region of Lesbos, Molyvos is a traditional town with amazing natural beauty. Coloured houses built of heavy stones are characteristic of the town. The narrow streets and Turkish fountains around Molyvos make for a pretty picture. You can rent a car in Lesbos and visit the many cafes or the Molyvos castle, which is built on a hill. This historic structure is surrounded by pine trees and offers a beautiful view of the town.
A vacation to Lesbos is a good way to take a break and just relax by the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean Sea. The island has some good restaurants and staying options all around. But all its attractions will be much easier to enjoy if you have arranged for a rental car before you come. So book one and come here to experience the beautiful scenery and mesmerising landscape.