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LESVOS ISLAND

Lesvos 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.


 

On hindsight 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.


Lesvos 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.


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