Lesvos is an island of Northern Aegean Sea, boasting an impressive history. The Castle of Mytilene (the island’s other name) and the Petrified Forest, the Monastery of Saint Ignasios and the Archaeological Museum, the Legend of the Archaic Greek poet Sappho and the equally legendary tradition of ouzo, these are all elements that add to the special character of the island. And on top of all that, Lesvos beaches reveal their magnificent beauty and welcome visitors from all over the world to their magic.
Eresos is a long beach of soft, silky sand stretching for over 2.5 kilometers. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunset, as well as indulge in windsurfing and other water sports. The waters are crystalline and there are modern facilities at several spots, while still maintaining the idyllic scenery. Skala Eresou is another name, by which the beach is known. Then, there is Molyvos beach. Found in the northern part of the island, it features a blend of sand and fine pebbles. Snorkeling is a popular activity, due to the intriguing bed here.
Moving on with the best Lesvos beaches, Vatera is another wonderful option to the southwest. Find, golden sand and azure waters compose a true masterpiece of nature, for over 8 kilometers. This beach is quite shelter against the strong winds blowing in the area and families are most welcome here, thanks to the inviting environment and modern facilities. Petra Beach is one more organized beach on the island of Mytilini, with quite a few trees offering their shade and silky sand inviting everyone to dive right in the crystalline waters.
Within short distance to Plomari you will find the beach of Agios Isidoros. Here again you will be fascinated by the azure waters and the white sand. The beach is easily accessible and family-friendly. Melinda on the other hand is one of the most secluded Lesvos beaches and provides the ultimate retreat of relaxation and invigoration. Of course, there are many more beaches like Eftalou and Saint Hermogenes, Mithymna and Geras, Kampos and Anaxos. Be sure to squeeze as many as you can in your stay on the island, since they are all worth at least a visit!