or Lesbos, also called Mytilene by the Greeks (after
the island's capital), is the third largest of all Greek
Islands. Its location in the North Aegean Sea and near the
Turkish coast makes the island very distant from other
more "fashionable" Greek islands, attracting the
mainstream of tourists for a number of years.
this has helped the island to keep its traditional
industries and lifestyle and therefore not rely on tourism
for its main income, as other Greek islands have done. It's
an island rich in history and culture and the birthplace of
many great poets, musicians and generally arts personalities.
Poets have described it, as a golden green plane leaf,
floating in the shimmering sea. In resent years it has also
become known for it "green
credentials". It is virtually, unaffected by the
mass tourism which inevitably has turned other islands and
resorts into westernised amusement parks.
is an island rich in traditional charm,
history and culture, with many small and
still undiscovered villages, secluded bays, welcoming
beaches, country walks, birds, wild orchids, handicrafts,
and folklore festivals little changed over the years.
Visiting the island does not demand a bottomless pocket! You
can have a great time and still not spend a fortune. Some
locations, like Vatera are more inexpensive that others. You
can save money by going there and have just as much fun or
more than you will do, if you go anywhere else.
If you love the Greek islands for their "Greek ness", the
diversity and variety they can offer, LESVOS can do that
much better, at a much bigger scale from that of most other
islands you have visited.