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Lesbos

In brief

  • the land of the sun and the homeland of ouzo
  • the third largest Greek island
  • hot springs, natural baths and antique sights
  • unique Petrified Forest
  • Kalloni - the "capital of sardines"

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Holidays (7)

Hotel Theofilos Classic Hotel Theofilos Classic Lesbos

-26% 433 Gbp
317Gbp
  • quiet holiday
  • swimming pool with views of the mountains
  • restaurant on the terrace
  • close to the beach Petra
  • Summer 2020

Apartamenty Sappho Beach Apartamenty Sappho Beach Lesbos

-24% 454 Gbp
344Gbp
  • intimate holiday
  • near Vater beach
  • quiet area
  • starting point for exploring
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Theofilos Superior Hotel Theofilos Superior Lesbos

-29% 495 Gbp
348Gbp
  • intimate holiday
  • swimming pool with hydro massage
  • elegant studios
  • close to Petra beach
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Anaxos Beach Hotel Anaxos Beach Lesbos

-24% 516 Gbp
391Gbp
  • quiet relaxation
  • close to the beach and the centre ofAnaxos
  • wellmaintained swimming pool
  • spacious rooms
  • cosy with family atmosphere
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Irini Beach Hotel Irini Beach Lesbos

-29% 578 Gbp
410Gbp
  • holidays with children
  • family rooms
  • playground
  • next to Vater beach
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Panorama Hotel Panorama Lesbos

-27% 568 Gbp
412Gbp
  • family holidays
  • quiet and peaceful surroundings
  • swimming pool and paddling pool for children
  • close to the beach
  • Summer 2020

Hotel Bella Vista Hotel Bella Vista Lesbos

-24% 578 Gbp
435Gbp
  • intimate holiday
  • quiet and peaceful surroundings
  • large swimming pool
  • close to the beach
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Summer 2020

Lesbos - beaches, baths and sardines in the Sunshine Land

Lesbos, or the Land of the Sun, was devoted to Apollo, the solar god, patron of the arts and the guide of Muses, and to this day it is one of the sunniest regions in Greece - more than 3000 hours of sun are reported here annually.

Lyrical poetry was created on Lesbos. Songs performed to the accompaniment of the lyre, dedicated to Adonis and Aphrodite were given by to the world the queen of poetry - Sappho. Here, Aesop was born, the author of fairy tales - poetic parables about animals having human qualities. But it’s not mythology and poetry that made the island a popular resort. Located here are hot springs and natural baths, and all this is surrounded by lush vegetation, oak forests and olive groves. The island has retained an intimate character until today. The tourist industry is only 5% of the income, which means that you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life without having to encounter crowds of tourists, noisy discos, sky-high prices and souvenirs "made in China".

The post-volcanic nature, Mediterranean climate and great weather almost all year round are conducive to relaxation in every form. The island is of interest to both active travelers and amateurs of sunbathing and relaxation on the beach. You can find stunning natural caves and a Petrified Forest that is 20 million years old, as well as numerous monuments and museums. Let's add to this the springs that tempt with warmth and healing properties, beautiful beaches and stunning azure of waters and we’ll create the perfect recipe for a great holiday.

In addition to the centuries-old history and attractive nature, the region is famous for its cuisine and local specialties; three-fourths of Greek production of ouzo also takes place here - an anise flavoured vodka, which is best tried in one of the local taverns.

Pilot: Tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland-Mytilene - 2h 15 min.

Local time: GMT + 1h

Language: Modern Greek; communication in English and German also possible.

Voltage: 220 V. Prices in the hotel and restaurants: lunch – from 8 EUR, beer – from 2 EUR, coffee and tea – from 1.5 EUR, mineral water 1.5 l – from 1 EUR, cola – from 1 EUR.

Prices in the shops: mineral water - 0.6 EUR, beer – approx. 1 EUR, wine - approx. 3 EUR.

Car rental: from approx. 35 EUR/day; petrol - approx. 1 EUR.

Transport: the island is well connected. A bus reaches most holiday destinations. Between Molyvos, Eftalou and Petra a local bus runs every 30 minutes, ticket price - from 1.2 EUR. Taxi fare - approx. 1 EUR/km.

Hotels: large hotels are not built on the island. Most are small, two-storey buildings picturesquely situated on the hills overlooking the sea.

Beaches: due to the mountainous terrain, the beaches on the island are located in bays, often bordered by cliffs. Sand and shingle beaches dominate. There are also rocky beaches. However, Petra beach is wide and sandy. Free beach entry; beach service (2 sunbeds + umbrella) – approx. 6 EUR.

Obligatory tourist tax: Customers are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 0.25-4 EUR/day/room/depending on the categorisation of the hotel; the fee collected since 01.01.2018, paid in the hotel.
Hotels:                                             Apartments:
1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day                  1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day
3* – 1.5 EUR/day                            3* – 0.5 EUR/day
4* – 3 EUR/day                               4* – 1 EUR/day
5* – 4 EUR/day

 


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Tours from the north of the island:

Traditional villages — evening trip to the town of Sikaminia and the town of Skala Sikaminia. A walk along the narrow cobbled streets of Sikaminia. Free time to relax in the café, where you can taste a delicious frappe and almond local delicacy - amigdalota. Visit to the local museum. In the evening, a travel to the sister village, Skala Sikaminia, which houses one of the most beautiful ports on the island and the famous church on the rock. Dinner at a charming tavern located in the port. Day trip. Price - 25 EUR, children - 12.5 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person).

Wild West - the most beautiful corners of Lesbos. The western, volcanic part of the island differs significantly from the green south part. The first stop is in Limanos, at the monastery of St. Ignatius, erected in the Byzantine era. Then a visit to the village of Vatoussa, time for a cup of coffee (charged extra). Visiting the "Museum of Petrified Forest", which contains fossils dating back to approx. 20 million years ago - a site being a part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks. Last stop in Skala Eressos - free time for sunbathing and lunch at one of the local taverns (charged extra). Day trip. Price - approx. 30 EUR, children 3-12 years of age - approx. 15 EUR (included — transport, Polish language courier, not included: museum ticket: 3 EUR, lunch and drinks in the tavern).

South Lesbos — a visit to one of the numerous olive and oil museums on the island where you can learn about the old methods of oil production. Then, a drive to the south towards Olympos mountain. Short stop in Karini where the famous painter Theofilos lived. In the village there is a tree, which according to the tales of the inhabitants served the purpose of the artist's dwelling. Transfer to Agiassos known for its ceramics and wood sculptures. Also, the Church of St. Mary is located here, which is famous for miracles. Free time for sightseeing and lunch (extra charge). On the way back a short stop in the Gulf of Kalloni, where flamingos often stay. Day trip. Price - approx. 30 EUR, children 3-12 years of age - approx. 15 EUR (included: transport, Polish language courier, not included: museum ticket: approx. 3 EUR, lunch and drinks at the tavern).

Greek evening — a great opportunity to learn the Sirtaki dance and spend time in a nice company. For starters, a barbecue dinner consisting of several types of meat, Greek salad and French fries, with white and red wine, ouzo and soft drinks without restrictions. A pair of dancers and live music will encourage you to dance. After such a night everyone will feel like a native Greek! Price - approx. 20 EUR, children aged 3-12 - approx. 10 EUR (includes: transfer, English-language servicing, dinner, wine, ouzo, local soft drinks).

Tours from the south of the island:

North Lesbos — the most interesting corners of the northern part of the island. Petra is a place where there is a Panagia Glukofilousa church on the rock that resembles the Greek Meteora. From the top you can see the entire village, along with one of the more beautiful beaches on the northern part of the island. A travel to the most famous village on the island - Molyvos, which was the inspiration for many artists and writers. At the top of the village there is a castle and a spot from which you can admire Turkey and the whole area. Free time for sightseeing and lunch (extra charge). Another point of the program is the picturesque mountain village of Sikaminia, surrounded by a tall pine forest. A stroll through the narrow cobbled streets. Next, a travel to the sister village, Skala Sikaminia, which houses one of the most beautiful ports on the island and the famous church on the rock. On the way back a short stop in the Gulf of Kalloni, where flamingos often stay. Day trip. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children 3-12 years of age - approx. 20 EUR (included: transport, Polish language courier, not included: ticket to the castle: 2 EUR, lunch).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Tours from the north of the island:

Traditional villages — evening trip to the town of Sikaminia and the town of Skala Sikaminia. A walk along the narrow cobbled streets of Sikaminia. Free time to relax in the café, where you can taste a delicious frappe and almond local delicacy - amigdalota. Visit to the local museum. In the evening, a travel to the sister village, Skala Sikaminia, which houses one of the most beautiful ports on the island and the famous church on the rock. Dinner at a charming tavern located in the port. Day trip. Price - 25 EUR, children - 12.5 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person).

Wild West - the most beautiful corners of Lesbos. The western, volcanic part of the island differs significantly from the green south part. The first stop is in Limanos, at the monastery of St. Ignatius, erected in the Byzantine era. Then a visit to the village of Vatoussa, time for a cup of coffee (charged extra). Visiting the "Museum of Petrified Forest", which contains fossils dating back to approx. 20 million years ago - a site being a part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks. Last stop in Skala Eressos - free time for sunbathing and lunch at one of the local taverns (charged extra). Day trip. Price - approx. 30 EUR, children 3-12 years of age - approx. 15 EUR (included — transport, Polish language courier, not included: museum ticket: 3 EUR, lunch and drinks in the tavern).

South Lesbos — a visit to one of the numerous olive and oil museums on the island where you can learn about the old methods of oil production. Then, a drive to the south towards Olympos mountain. Short stop in Karini where the famous painter Theofilos lived. In the village there is a tree, which according to the tales of the inhabitants served the purpose of the artist's dwelling. Transfer to Agiassos known for its ceramics and wood sculptures. Also, the Church of St. Mary is located here, which is famous for miracles. Free time for sightseeing and lunch (extra charge). On the way back a short stop in the Gulf of Kalloni, where flamingos often stay. Day trip. Price - approx. 30 EUR, children 3-12 years of age - approx. 15 EUR (included: transport, Polish language courier, not included: museum ticket: approx. 3 EUR, lunch and drinks at the tavern).

Greek evening — a great opportunity to learn the Sirtaki dance and spend time in a nice company. For starters, a barbecue dinner consisting of several types of meat, Greek salad and French fries, with white and red wine, ouzo and soft drinks without restrictions. A pair of dancers and live music will encourage you to dance. After such a night everyone will feel like a native Greek! Price - approx. 20 EUR, children aged 3-12 - approx. 10 EUR (includes: transfer, English-language servicing, dinner, wine, ouzo, local soft drinks).

Tours from the south of the island:

North Lesbos — the most interesting corners of the northern part of the island. Petra is a place where there is a Panagia Glukofilousa church on the rock that resembles the Greek Meteora. From the top you can see the entire village, along with one of the more beautiful beaches on the northern part of the island. A travel to the most famous village on the island - Molyvos, which was the inspiration for many artists and writers. At the top of the village there is a castle and a spot from which you can admire Turkey and the whole area. Free time for sightseeing and lunch (extra charge). Another point of the program is the picturesque mountain village of Sikaminia, surrounded by a tall pine forest. A stroll through the narrow cobbled streets. Next, a travel to the sister village, Skala Sikaminia, which houses one of the most beautiful ports on the island and the famous church on the rock. On the way back a short stop in the Gulf of Kalloni, where flamingos often stay. Day trip. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children 3-12 years of age - approx. 20 EUR (included: transport, Polish language courier, not included: ticket to the castle: 2 EUR, lunch).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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