Attractions In Lesvos

Explore The Attractions Of Lesvos
Alifanta/Megaras Cave (Alifanta Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Spelunkers will rejoice in the unique labyrinthine chambers of this narrow cave. Archaeological artifacts prove that it was settled as early as the 5thC BC and there were a number of Roman pottery shards uncovered when this cave was explored

Ancient Greek Theater (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning Ancient Greek theater dates back to the Hellenistic age and is thought to be as important and beautiful as the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. Fits up to 15,000 people, it is an archaeological gem Lesvos is proud of. Admire the 24-m circular orchestra pit. Explore the theater and then hike through the surrounding pine forest.

Ancient Temple of Klopedi (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Dating back to the 6th C, this beautiful temple is unique in terms of archaeological importance as it’s the only example of Aeolian architecture in Greece. It once held the Altar of Lesvos and was one of the most significant religious temples in Lesvos.

Antisa Archaeological Site (Scalohori Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

History and archaeology buffs will enjoy exploring this site, with sprawled remains of a medieval fortress as well as pillars and marbles dating to earlier times. Walk around this site and hike down to the bays below for a refreshing dip before stopping by a seaside taverna for lunch.

Archaeological Museum of Mytilini – New Annex
North Aegean / Lesvos

This new building houses a stunning permanent exhibition that aims to guide you through everyday life in ancient Lesvos. Called Lesvos from the Hellenistic to the Roman Era, you’ll get a glimpse of daily home life, the political scene, economic developments and Ancient Greek religious beliefs. Admire the frescoes on display from Roman villas dating back to the 2ndC BC.

Archaeological Museum of Mytilini – Old Annex
North Aegean / Lesvos

You’ll know this museum is a gem as soon as you see the rare artifacts displayed in the beautiful mansion. Admire Prehistoric, Neolithic, Geometric, Archaic, Hellenistic and Roman coins, figurines, ceramics and jewelry as well as the very rare capitals and artifacts from the Ancient Temple of Klopedi and the Aeolian settlement.

Barbagiannis Museum of Ouzo (Plomari Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This museum is a must-see for any ouzo lover. You’ll get a peek into the distillation process for this famous Greek drink which is a trademark product of Lesvos. Find out how it impacted the local economy, and get a deeper appreciation of the fine art of spices and their uses in ouzo.

Basilica of St. George or Halinados Basilica (Halinados Region)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love exploring early Christian architecture, the remains of the Basilica of St. George is a must for you. Admire the masonry and you’ll be able to envision what this ancient basilica once looked like at its grandest, with its three aisles and elaborate roof.

Byzantine Museum of Religious Art of Mytilini
North Aegean / Lesvos

Take a tour of the island’s religious past, and admire ancient icons, bishop’s robes, illuminated manuscripts and antique chalices. It’s worth visiting as the island is known for its many monasteries and central churches – religious centers that attract tourists from all over.

Castle of Mytilini (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Built in the 5thC by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and then fortified by the Genoese and Venetians, it’s still so well preserved history and architecture buffs will be astounded. Admire the threshold’s tall wrought-iron gates and explore the many beautiful stone-built inner walls, traces of Roman, Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman fortifications, turret and admirable Byzantine reservoir – enormous for its time.

Cathedral of St. Athanasios (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This majestic cathedral was built in the 16thC and hides a number of gems for you to admire. The underground tomb is a must-see as are the relics that belong to St. Theodorou of Byzantiou. Killed by the Ottoman soldiers, he’s the patron saint of Lesvos. Admire the many icons that date to the Byzantium.

Church of St. Andrew (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love religious archaeology, this is the perfect site for you. Built in the 5thC, the remains of this ancient church will take you back in time. Admire the ancient masonry and notice the floor plan of the church.

Church of St. Mary (Petra Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning church is one of the most popular on the island. To get there, you’ll need to climb stone-carved steps to reach the church which was built on a very high rock. Admire the views and the beautiful icons and wood carvings in the interior of the church.

Church of St. Theraponta (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning church was designed by a famous architect and was built on the site of the Ancient Asklypeion. It’s one of the grandest and most popular churches on the island, so admire the icons and intricate woodcarvings on the altar.

Fousa/St. John’s Cave (Mihou Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love exploring unique caves, Fousa cave is perfect for you. This 95-meter cave is made of marble and boasts two beautiful chambers. It is important to note that artifacts dating back to the 6thC BC were unearthed here, which proves it played an important role in Ancient Greece.

Gattelusi Castle or Molyvo Castle (Molyvo Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

For a trip back in time, explore this stunning Medieval castle overlooking this beautiful town. Built by the Byzantines and the Genoese Gattelusi family, you’ll fall in love with its imposing allure. Admire the thick oak door plated in metal that opens to the center of this Byzantine castle and the stunning views it affords over the Aegean. Take in a concert or play – as a cultural venue, this castle is unbeatable.

Geni Mosque (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This mosque is a gem, and you’ll be able to admire the area’s Ottoman influences in its wonderful detailing. It was built in 1825, and is perfectly preserved. As you make your way to the mosque, explore the surrounding neighborhood. It was one of the Turkish areas on the island during Ottoman rule.

Georgios Iakovidis Digital Art Museum (Hidera Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Lesvos boasts one of the few digital art museums in Europe, so take some time and explore this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Not only will you be able to admire great works of art lit in a way that lets you see colors as vividly as they appeared when first painted, but the Museum also houses original art by Iakovidis himself, who is Greece’s most famous artist.

Harsi Hamam (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Admire these Turkish baths which portray the varied influences on Lesvos’ history and architecture. The bath is perfectly preserved and reflects Ottoman culture in Lesvos. The Harsi Hamam is now used as a cultural center, so take advantage of the many events that take place in this stunning building.

Holy Monastery of St. Taxiarhes (Mantamados Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful monastery is one of the most important sites on this island known for its vibrant religious culture. Taxiarhes is the area’s patron saint, and the monastery houses a unique sculpture of St. Michael which is known for its miracles.

Kremasti Bridge (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning stone bridge is a gem. Built by the Genoese Gattelusi family in the 1300s, you’ll love its medieval architecture. It’s perfectly preserved so admire the stone masonry and design. While you’re there, hike through the surrounding area. You’ll be astounded by the many medieval ruins.

Limonos Monastery (Kalloni Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This one-of-a-kind monastery is one of the most famous. Founded in 1523, it’s a miniature replica of the monastery of Agion Oros in Mount Athos. Explore the museum within the monastery, admire rare manuscripts, many stunning icons that date back to the Byzantium, embroidered fabrics and other religious items.

Natural History Museum
North Aegean / Samos

This popular museum (receiving around 30,000 international visitors per year) presents a rich and varied number of paleontological finds. The visitor can explore exhibits among which are 350 types of fish and shellfish, 40 bird species, 30 kinds of animals, reptiles and amphibians of Samos and around 3000 kinds of Greek herbs.

Natural History Museum of the Petrified Forest (Sygri Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

The Petrified Forest was deemed a UNESCO Monument of Nature and this museum is the perfect way to further explore the scientific and geological background of this one-of-a-kind geological phenomenon. There are multimedia rooms and exhibitions detailing the geological history of the area and the way the volcanic eruption affected flora and fauna. Don’t forget to stop by the model classroom and its earthquake simulation.

Olive Oil Production Museum (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Extra-virgin olive oil is one of Lesvos’ premiere exports – and with good reason as the island’s olive cultivation and pressing process have been perfected over the centuries. Take a tour of this olive mill which has been designed to display the entire process of taking olives and getting fine oil.

Roman Aqueduct (near Moria Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Dating back to the 3rdC AD, this stunning 170-meter Roman aqueduct was one of the most important and earliest types of infrastructure built on the island. With 17 huge grey Lesbian marble arches belying its rather mundane function, you’ll be able to admire Roman technology when you explore this aqueduct that carried water throughout the island.

Sigri Castle (Sigri Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This 18thC Ottoman fortress overlooks the area and played an important military role during Ottoman occupation. Explore the layout of the castle and get the same vantage point as warriors once did, with stunning views of the harbor and Sigri. Make sure you visit the Petrified Forest and Museum near Sigri.

St. Raphael Monastery (Termi village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

One of the most important on the island. You’ll love the monastery’s one-of-a-kind two-story church with its Byzantine icons and elaborate altar. The relics of St. Nicholas, St. Irene and of course St. Raphael are kept here. Explore the monastic cells and make it a point to go to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The murals there are works of art.

St. Vartholomeo Cave (Kagiani Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful cave boasts a central chamber that once housed a Prehistoric settlement. Artifacts dating back to this era held critical archaeological significance and put this cave on the map for researchers and amateur archaeologists alike.

Tériade Museum of Modern Art and Library (Akrotiri, near Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Located in the famous art critic’s ancestral home, this beautiful museum holds many gems. Admire the rare editions of his work, called the Great Books, that focus on the Great Masters, including Picasso and Le Corbusier. Admire the lithographs of Europe’s finest painters and works of art by prominent Greek artists. Combine your journey into the world of art with a stroll through the stunning exhibition of more of Theophilos’ paintings. The Library is open to the public and doubles as a renowned art school.

Theophilos Museum (Akrotiri, near Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful museum is dedicated to Lesvos’ own 19thC folk artist, Theophilos Hatzimihail. His work reflects everyday life in the 1900s, including the difficulties of poverty, and his subject matter centers on history, mythology, nature and everyday life. Known for his vibrant colors and emotions, they’re priceless today. Theophilos painted on walls around Lesvos, so look for some of his work as you explore.

Ancient Greek Theater (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning Ancient Greek theater dates back to the Hellenistic age and is thought to be as important and beautiful as the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. Fits up to 15,000 people, it is an archaeological gem Lesvos is proud of. Admire the 24-m circular orchestra pit. Explore the theater and then hike through the surrounding pine forest.

Ancient Temple of Klopedi (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Dating back to the 6th C, this beautiful temple is unique in terms of archaeological importance as it’s the only example of Aeolian architecture in Greece. It once held the Altar of Lesvos and was one of the most significant religious temples in Lesvos.

Antisa Archaeological Site (Scalohori Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

History and archaeology buffs will enjoy exploring this site, with sprawled remains of a medieval fortress as well as pillars and marbles dating to earlier times. Walk around this site and hike down to the bays below for a refreshing dip before stopping by a seaside taverna for lunch.

Basilica of St. George or Halinados Basilica (Halinados Region)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love exploring early Christian architecture, the remains of the Basilica of St. George is a must for you. Admire the masonry and you’ll be able to envision what this ancient basilica once looked like at its grandest, with its three aisles and elaborate roof.

Castle of Mytilini (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Built in the 5thC by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and then fortified by the Genoese and Venetians, it’s still so well preserved history and architecture buffs will be astounded. Admire the threshold’s tall wrought-iron gates and explore the many beautiful stone-built inner walls, traces of Roman, Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman fortifications, turret and admirable Byzantine reservoir – enormous for its time.

Gattelusi Castle or Molyvo Castle (Molyvo Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

For a trip back in time, explore this stunning Medieval castle overlooking this beautiful town. Built by the Byzantines and the Genoese Gattelusi family, you’ll fall in love with its imposing allure. Admire the thick oak door plated in metal that opens to the center of this Byzantine castle and the stunning views it affords over the Aegean. Take in a concert or play – as a cultural venue, this castle is unbeatable.

Roman Aqueduct (near Moria Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Dating back to the 3rdC AD, this stunning 170-meter Roman aqueduct was one of the most important and earliest types of infrastructure built on the island. With 17 huge grey Lesbian marble arches belying its rather mundane function, you’ll be able to admire Roman technology when you explore this aqueduct that carried water throughout the island.

Sigri Castle (Sigri Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This 18thC Ottoman fortress overlooks the area and played an important military role during Ottoman occupation. Explore the layout of the castle and get the same vantage point as warriors once did, with stunning views of the harbor and Sigri. Make sure you visit the Petrified Forest and Museum near Sigri.

Castle of Mytilini (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Built in the 5thC by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and then fortified by the Genoese and Venetians, it’s still so well preserved history and architecture buffs will be astounded. Admire the threshold’s tall wrought-iron gates and explore the many beautiful stone-built inner walls, traces of Roman, Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman fortifications, turret and admirable Byzantine reservoir – enormous for its time.

Gattelusi Castle or Molyvo Castle (Molyvo Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

For a trip back in time, explore this stunning Medieval castle overlooking this beautiful town. Built by the Byzantines and the Genoese Gattelusi family, you’ll fall in love with its imposing allure. Admire the thick oak door plated in metal that opens to the center of this Byzantine castle and the stunning views it affords over the Aegean. Take in a concert or play – as a cultural venue, this castle is unbeatable.

Sigri Castle (Sigri Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This 18thC Ottoman fortress overlooks the area and played an important military role during Ottoman occupation. Explore the layout of the castle and get the same vantage point as warriors once did, with stunning views of the harbor and Sigri. Make sure you visit the Petrified Forest and Museum near Sigri.

Alifanta/Megaras Cave (Alifanta Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Spelunkers will rejoice in the unique labyrinthine chambers of this narrow cave. Archaeological artifacts prove that it was settled as early as the 5thC BC and there were a number of Roman pottery shards uncovered when this cave was explored

Fousa/St. John’s Cave (Mihou Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love exploring unique caves, Fousa cave is perfect for you. This 95-meter cave is made of marble and boasts two beautiful chambers. It is important to note that artifacts dating back to the 6thC BC were unearthed here, which proves it played an important role in Ancient Greece.

St. Vartholomeo Cave (Kagiani Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful cave boasts a central chamber that once housed a Prehistoric settlement. Artifacts dating back to this era held critical archaeological significance and put this cave on the map for researchers and amateur archaeologists alike.

Basilica of St. George or Halinados Basilica (Halinados Region)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love exploring early Christian architecture, the remains of the Basilica of St. George is a must for you. Admire the masonry and you’ll be able to envision what this ancient basilica once looked like at its grandest, with its three aisles and elaborate roof.

Cathedral of St. Athanasios (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This majestic cathedral was built in the 16thC and hides a number of gems for you to admire. The underground tomb is a must-see as are the relics that belong to St. Theodorou of Byzantiou. Killed by the Ottoman soldiers, he’s the patron saint of Lesvos. Admire the many icons that date to the Byzantium.

Church of St. Andrew (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

If you love religious archaeology, this is the perfect site for you. Built in the 5thC, the remains of this ancient church will take you back in time. Admire the ancient masonry and notice the floor plan of the church.

Church of St. Mary (Petra Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning church is one of the most popular on the island. To get there, you’ll need to climb stone-carved steps to reach the church which was built on a very high rock. Admire the views and the beautiful icons and wood carvings in the interior of the church.

Church of St. Theraponta (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning church was designed by a famous architect and was built on the site of the Ancient Asklypeion. It’s one of the grandest and most popular churches on the island, so admire the icons and intricate woodcarvings on the altar.

Holy Monastery of St. Taxiarhes (Mantamados Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful monastery is one of the most important sites on this island known for its vibrant religious culture. Taxiarhes is the area’s patron saint, and the monastery houses a unique sculpture of St. Michael which is known for its miracles.

Limonos Monastery (Kalloni Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This one-of-a-kind monastery is one of the most famous. Founded in 1523, it’s a miniature replica of the monastery of Agion Oros in Mount Athos. Explore the museum within the monastery, admire rare manuscripts, many stunning icons that date back to the Byzantium, embroidered fabrics and other religious items.

St. Raphael Monastery (Termi village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

One of the most important on the island. You’ll love the monastery’s one-of-a-kind two-story church with its Byzantine icons and elaborate altar. The relics of St. Nicholas, St. Irene and of course St. Raphael are kept here. Explore the monastic cells and make it a point to go to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The murals there are works of art.

Geni Mosque (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This mosque is a gem, and you’ll be able to admire the area’s Ottoman influences in its wonderful detailing. It was built in 1825, and is perfectly preserved. As you make your way to the mosque, explore the surrounding neighborhood. It was one of the Turkish areas on the island during Ottoman rule.

Harsi Hamam (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Admire these Turkish baths which portray the varied influences on Lesvos’ history and architecture. The bath is perfectly preserved and reflects Ottoman culture in Lesvos. The Harsi Hamam is now used as a cultural center, so take advantage of the many events that take place in this stunning building.

Kremasti Bridge (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning stone bridge is a gem. Built by the Genoese Gattelusi family in the 1300s, you’ll love its medieval architecture. It’s perfectly preserved so admire the stone masonry and design. While you’re there, hike through the surrounding area. You’ll be astounded by the many medieval ruins.

Archaeological Museum of Mytilini – New Annex
North Aegean / Lesvos

This new building houses a stunning permanent exhibition that aims to guide you through everyday life in ancient Lesvos. Called Lesvos from the Hellenistic to the Roman Era, you’ll get a glimpse of daily home life, the political scene, economic developments and Ancient Greek religious beliefs. Admire the frescoes on display from Roman villas dating back to the 2ndC BC.

Archaeological Museum of Mytilini – Old Annex
North Aegean / Lesvos

You’ll know this museum is a gem as soon as you see the rare artifacts displayed in the beautiful mansion. Admire Prehistoric, Neolithic, Geometric, Archaic, Hellenistic and Roman coins, figurines, ceramics and jewelry as well as the very rare capitals and artifacts from the Ancient Temple of Klopedi and the Aeolian settlement.

Barbagiannis Museum of Ouzo (Plomari Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This museum is a must-see for any ouzo lover. You’ll get a peek into the distillation process for this famous Greek drink which is a trademark product of Lesvos. Find out how it impacted the local economy, and get a deeper appreciation of the fine art of spices and their uses in ouzo.

Byzantine Museum of Religious Art of Mytilini
North Aegean / Lesvos

Take a tour of the island’s religious past, and admire ancient icons, bishop’s robes, illuminated manuscripts and antique chalices. It’s worth visiting as the island is known for its many monasteries and central churches – religious centers that attract tourists from all over.

Georgios Iakovidis Digital Art Museum (Hidera Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Lesvos boasts one of the few digital art museums in Europe, so take some time and explore this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Not only will you be able to admire great works of art lit in a way that lets you see colors as vividly as they appeared when first painted, but the Museum also houses original art by Iakovidis himself, who is Greece’s most famous artist.

Natural History Museum
North Aegean / Samos

This popular museum (receiving around 30,000 international visitors per year) presents a rich and varied number of paleontological finds. The visitor can explore exhibits among which are 350 types of fish and shellfish, 40 bird species, 30 kinds of animals, reptiles and amphibians of Samos and around 3000 kinds of Greek herbs.

Natural History Museum of the Petrified Forest (Sygri Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

The Petrified Forest was deemed a UNESCO Monument of Nature and this museum is the perfect way to further explore the scientific and geological background of this one-of-a-kind geological phenomenon. There are multimedia rooms and exhibitions detailing the geological history of the area and the way the volcanic eruption affected flora and fauna. Don’t forget to stop by the model classroom and its earthquake simulation.

Olive Oil Production Museum (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Extra-virgin olive oil is one of Lesvos’ premiere exports – and with good reason as the island’s olive cultivation and pressing process have been perfected over the centuries. Take a tour of this olive mill which has been designed to display the entire process of taking olives and getting fine oil.

Tériade Museum of Modern Art and Library (Akrotiri, near Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Located in the famous art critic’s ancestral home, this beautiful museum holds many gems. Admire the rare editions of his work, called the Great Books, that focus on the Great Masters, including Picasso and Le Corbusier. Admire the lithographs of Europe’s finest painters and works of art by prominent Greek artists. Combine your journey into the world of art with a stroll through the stunning exhibition of more of Theophilos’ paintings. The Library is open to the public and doubles as a renowned art school.

Theophilos Museum (Akrotiri, near Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful museum is dedicated to Lesvos’ own 19thC folk artist, Theophilos Hatzimihail. His work reflects everyday life in the 1900s, including the difficulties of poverty, and his subject matter centers on history, mythology, nature and everyday life. Known for his vibrant colors and emotions, they’re priceless today. Theophilos painted on walls around Lesvos, so look for some of his work as you explore.

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Ancient Greek Theater (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning Ancient Greek theater dates back to the Hellenistic age and is thought to be as important and beautiful as the Ancient Theater of Epidavros. Fits up to 15,000 people, it is an archaeological gem Lesvos is proud of. Admire the 24-m circular orchestra pit. Explore the theater and then hike through the surrounding pine forest.

Ancient Temple of Klopedi (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Dating back to the 6th C, this beautiful temple is unique in terms of archaeological importance as it’s the only example of Aeolian architecture in Greece. It once held the Altar of Lesvos and was one of the most significant religious temples in Lesvos.

Barbagiannis Museum of Ouzo (Plomari Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This museum is a must-see for any ouzo lover. You’ll get a peek into the distillation process for this famous Greek drink which is a trademark product of Lesvos. Find out how it impacted the local economy, and get a deeper appreciation of the fine art of spices and their uses in ouzo.

Byzantine Museum of Religious Art of Mytilini
North Aegean / Lesvos

Take a tour of the island’s religious past, and admire ancient icons, bishop’s robes, illuminated manuscripts and antique chalices. It’s worth visiting as the island is known for its many monasteries and central churches – religious centers that attract tourists from all over.

Castle of Mytilini (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Built in the 5thC by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and then fortified by the Genoese and Venetians, it’s still so well preserved history and architecture buffs will be astounded. Admire the threshold’s tall wrought-iron gates and explore the many beautiful stone-built inner walls, traces of Roman, Byzantine, Genoese and Ottoman fortifications, turret and admirable Byzantine reservoir – enormous for its time.

Cathedral of St. Athanasios (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This majestic cathedral was built in the 16thC and hides a number of gems for you to admire. The underground tomb is a must-see as are the relics that belong to St. Theodorou of Byzantiou. Killed by the Ottoman soldiers, he’s the patron saint of Lesvos. Admire the many icons that date to the Byzantium.

Church of St. Mary (Petra Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning church is one of the most popular on the island. To get there, you’ll need to climb stone-carved steps to reach the church which was built on a very high rock. Admire the views and the beautiful icons and wood carvings in the interior of the church.

Gattelusi Castle or Molyvo Castle (Molyvo Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

For a trip back in time, explore this stunning Medieval castle overlooking this beautiful town. Built by the Byzantines and the Genoese Gattelusi family, you’ll fall in love with its imposing allure. Admire the thick oak door plated in metal that opens to the center of this Byzantine castle and the stunning views it affords over the Aegean. Take in a concert or play – as a cultural venue, this castle is unbeatable.

Geni Mosque (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This mosque is a gem, and you’ll be able to admire the area’s Ottoman influences in its wonderful detailing. It was built in 1825, and is perfectly preserved. As you make your way to the mosque, explore the surrounding neighborhood. It was one of the Turkish areas on the island during Ottoman rule.

Kremasti Bridge (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning stone bridge is a gem. Built by the Genoese Gattelusi family in the 1300s, you’ll love its medieval architecture. It’s perfectly preserved so admire the stone masonry and design. While you’re there, hike through the surrounding area. You’ll be astounded by the many medieval ruins.

Natural History Museum
North Aegean / Samos

This popular museum (receiving around 30,000 international visitors per year) presents a rich and varied number of paleontological finds. The visitor can explore exhibits among which are 350 types of fish and shellfish, 40 bird species, 30 kinds of animals, reptiles and amphibians of Samos and around 3000 kinds of Greek herbs.

Olive Oil Production Museum (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Extra-virgin olive oil is one of Lesvos’ premiere exports – and with good reason as the island’s olive cultivation and pressing process have been perfected over the centuries. Take a tour of this olive mill which has been designed to display the entire process of taking olives and getting fine oil.

St. Vartholomeo Cave (Kagiani Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful cave boasts a central chamber that once housed a Prehistoric settlement. Artifacts dating back to this era held critical archaeological significance and put this cave on the map for researchers and amateur archaeologists alike.

Tériade Museum of Modern Art and Library (Akrotiri, near Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Located in the famous art critic’s ancestral home, this beautiful museum holds many gems. Admire the rare editions of his work, called the Great Books, that focus on the Great Masters, including Picasso and Le Corbusier. Admire the lithographs of Europe’s finest painters and works of art by prominent Greek artists. Combine your journey into the world of art with a stroll through the stunning exhibition of more of Theophilos’ paintings. The Library is open to the public and doubles as a renowned art school.

Theophilos Museum (Akrotiri, near Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This beautiful museum is dedicated to Lesvos’ own 19thC folk artist, Theophilos Hatzimihail. His work reflects everyday life in the 1900s, including the difficulties of poverty, and his subject matter centers on history, mythology, nature and everyday life. Known for his vibrant colors and emotions, they’re priceless today. Theophilos painted on walls around Lesvos, so look for some of his work as you explore.

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