The island of harmony and beauty. An island with a special identity.
Its length is 70km, width is 45km and coastline is 320km. With total area of 1,633km2 and the twin bays which define its unique shape throughout the Aegean, Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece after Crete and Evia, with a population of around 100,000 inhabitants, and Mytilene as capital.
The island’s sights are unique, such as many and quite interesting museums, monasteries and churches, scattered castles, towns and villages, which preserve their rich architectural heritage. The island of Lesvos has a unique ecosystem which can be rarely found on another island.
The vast olive groves, the forests with pines and oaks and the thousands of species of plants and trees, compose enchanting landscapes. Lesvos’ wetlands are home for a significant number of rare birds. Scattered thermal springs with their effective healing properties, are the remains and the proof of the intense volcanic activity of the area. On the contrary to the western part of the island is dominated by the impressive volcanic landscape.