Looking for Lesvos on a map? Trace your finger to southern Europe. Found Greece? Head to the northern Aegean Sea — and there it is, in the eastern reaches of the Mediterranean.
With an area of 1,630 km² it’s the third largest Greek island. But it’s the 320 km of coastline, carved by crystal clear waters; along with our secluded coves, quaint villages, and acres of forest, that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Not to mention the fact Lesvos is also the sunniest of the Aegean islands! And 28% of its terrain is covered with olive trees!
Lesvos is steeped in history: 3,000 years’ worth in fact. It’s no surprise that we have a wealth of monuments, churches, monasteries, and archaeological finds that tell of the island’s importance through the centuries. It’s also the birthplace of several prominent ancient Greeks poets — including Alcaeos, Sapphos, Arion, and Odysseus Elytis; as well as the popular painter Theofilos.