The natural beauties of Mithymna and its architectural character,
make it an invaluable jewel for Lesvos, but also for the entire northern Aegean.
- Molyvos or Mithymna which is the ancient name, but also the official one today, is 62 km away from the island's capital and is a traditional medieval settlement, which fascinates with its architecture, picturesqueness and view of the Aegean Sea.
It is built amphitheatrically, a painting, with its Medieval Castle at the top from where the settlement begins to end at the sea. At night, like a chandelier hanging from the sky and with the Castle impressing.
In Molyvos you will walk on the enchanting cobbled streets you will climb stairs that will guide you to its picturesque neighborhoods.
You will eat in the taverns local specialties, served by their kind staff. At the port you will enjoy food and drink the traditional ouzo on the island, by the sea with boats and boats to make your dream come true.
Molyvos in 1956 was declared a protected settlement and in 1987 an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In this beautiful place we built our own tourist houses, on a hill, just a few minutes from the entrance of the village, where the view to the Castle, the settlement and the port is unique.
They are decorated with professional taste and equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay.
We named these tourist accommodations "Lambetos", in honor of the hero of the Trojan War, who defended the city of ancient Mithymna, when he was an ally of the Trojans and was killed by Achilles, in a raid.
Sights on the island of Lesvos
The church of Panagia Glykofilousa, in the neighboring village Petra, built on top of an imposing rock, Panagia Gorgona in Skala Sykamias - a picturesque church on the edge of the small port, with fishing boats and fish taverns, the Fossil Forest in Sigri, Skalla of Eresos with the beautiful beach and the Mediterranean homonymous village, home of Sappho, in Mytilene the old market, the Castle of Gatelouza, the church of Agios Athanasios (17th century) and Agios Therapontas, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Theofilos.
During your stay at Lampetos Villas, it is worth visiting the Castle (fortress), dating from the Byzantine period, the Municipal Gallery, housed in the house of the writer Argyris Eftaliotis, who was born in Molyvos and whose bust adorns its entrance, the Ottoman bath and the Ottoman fountains, the Archaeological Collection of Mithymna, the house of the writer from Asia Minor Elias Venezi in Eftalou, with the unique inscription on the tomb of "Galini".
Also, the picturesque Agiasos and the church of Panagia, the monastery of Taxiarchis in Mantamado, the Archaeological Museum of olive oil in the village Agia Paraskevi and Plomari with its famous ouzo and its beauty. The most impressive picturesque villages of the island Agiaso, Plomari and the unique port in Skala Sykamias with the Panagia Gorgona and the fish taverns.
You can swim, in addition to the beaches of Molyvos and Eftalou, on the famous beaches of Petra and Anaxos, located a few kilometers from Molyvos, Vatera, Skala Eressos, Agios Ermogenis, Melinda, Agios Isidoros in Plomari , in Tarti of Gera.
Leaving the island, do not forget to try the Mytilene oil cheese, the salted sardines, and the world-famous ouzo.
Lesvos has amazing cultural and archaeological treasures.
Worth to visit:
- Theofilos Museum in Mytilene
- The mansions of Mytilene
- The old market of Mytilene
- The Monastery of the brigadier in Mantamado
- The Monastery of Saint Raphael in Thermi
- The Leimonos Monastery in Kalloni
- The Monastery of Ypsilou in Eresos
- The church of Panagia in the picturesque Agiasos
- The church of Panagia built on a rock in Petra
- The wood-carved iconostasis of Zoodochou Pigi in Vrisa
- The Olive Oil Museum in Agia Paraskevi
- The Ouzo Museum in Plomari
All these and so many other impressive, compose the unique route of Lesvos in Time and History.
Nearby destinations based in Lampetos Villas
Walk in the settlement of Petri with the unique sunset, in Eftalou overlooking the Asia Minor coast, in the small village of Lafiona overlooking the plain of Petra and the Aegean and Anaxos with the picturesque taverns and bars.
Famous beaches of Lesvos
Petra, Eftalou, Anaxos, Vatera, Skala Eressou, Agios Ermogenis, Tarti.
Taverns in Molyvos
- TROPICANA-PLATANOS (Mediterranean-Greek cuisine)
- BABOUKOS (ouzadiko-local cuisine)
- DEILINO (Seafood - Greek cuisine)
- O GATOS (Greek food)
- MELTEMI (Pizzeria-restaurant)
- THE OCTAPUS (Seafood-Greek cuisine)
- THE CAPTAINS TABLE (Tavern)
- MISIRLOU (Grill)
- FRIENDS (Pita-Gyros)
- MARTIN’S RESTORANT (Mediterranean)
- SEA HORSE
- SAN SET
For a drink
- CONGAS BEACH BAR
- SOKAKI COCTAIL BAR
- OXY CLUB