Molyvos, Greece

Molyvos is the tourist capital of Lesvos (Lesbos), located in the northeasten Aegean Sea, Greece. The town of Molyvos itself is built of stone houses and shops which surround a medieval castle and follow the coast to one of the most beautiful harbors in Greece.

The harbor is one of Molyvos best features. It is a working fishing harbor where you can sit in one of the cafes or restaurants and view all the drama of Molyvos sea commerce taking place. A walk through the village of Molyvos to the castle will take you along cobbled stone streets and past museums, galleries and plenty of interesting shops.

There are many bars in town and a few discos and some large clubs on the outskirts of town. There is also some excellent shopping to be had in Molyvos.

Things to See & Do

* Medieval fort atop Molyvos
* Harbor area
* Hot mineral baths and beach at Eftalou
* Port village of Skala Sikaminias
* Swimming with the dolphins at the beach at Tsonia

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area –1,630 km²
Population – 90,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port is located in the capital Mytilene, and is within walking distance of the town.

Travel Links – The island is served by Odysseas Elytis (Οδυσσέας Ελύτης) airport, which is located in the far South-East of the island, around 8km South of Mytilene. Flights run regularly to/from Athens, Thessaloniki, Chios and Limnos. Internationally, the island is a popular holiday destination so is served by regular charter flights.

The island is also connected with the mainland and other islands by ship. Many major companies offer routes between Lesvos and Athens. The main shipping company is NEL Lines.

Local buses run all around the main roads, the major bus stop and information station is located at Mitilini(Major city). Taxis are cheap and most use the meter. A good way to see the island is to rent a car. A local, good quality and affordable car rental place, Auto Moto, can be found at the airport and the city harbour. The island also offers nice hiking routes between the villages.

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