Iris

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This traditional family-hotel is set in the historical town of Molivos, on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos). Build in 1989 the hotel has strived to continue the ancient ... Continue reading

This traditional family-hotel is set in the historical town of Molivos, on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos). Build in 1989 the hotel has strived to continue the ancient tradition of hospitality that the region is famous for and create a place where guests can enjoy, relax and escape from everything. That is why today it provides warmth, friendly services and modern comforts to create a harmonious and pleasing atmosphere. All of the 17 rooms and 5 studios are beautifully-appointed and represent a true places of tranquillity and joy. Guests can find the nearest super market and bus stop at just 80 metres, while the main beach of the town is a little further away at 400 metres, at the same distance as the city centre. One of the main attractions of the Area – The Castle is at 500 metres and the famous Eftalau beach at 4.5km.

Facilities

  • Number of floors (main building): 3
  • Room size (sqm): 20
  • Living room: 1
  • Disability-friendly bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Cable TV
  • Hi-fi
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Mini fridge
  • Individually adjustable air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Cot on demand
  • Wi-fi

Payment Options

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We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Iris in Molyvos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Iris with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The most picturesque town on Lesvos island, the holiday destination of Molyvos, on the northern tip, is also Lesvos's most popular holiday resort, offering a serene, laidback ambience from its pretty harbour to the tiers of red-roofed stone houses that slope up from the blue sea to a hilltop crowned with a medieval castle. Molyvos was known as Mithymna in ancient days and has been occupied since prehistoric times, as a visit to the town's archaeological museum will demonstrate.

Lazy days in Molyvos are spent bathing, snorkelling and sunbathing on the pebbly beach, or strolling the quaint cobbled streets of the wisteria-shaded market around the central square. As the day wanes, sip a cocktail on the balcony with a spectacular sunset as a backdrop, followed by a delicious Greek dinner under the stars at a taverna on the waterfront. Many visitors confess to finding Molyvos 'too good to be true', almost a stage setting for the perfect Greek village, and as one watches the world go gently by from a shaded taverna it is easy to agree with this perception. Although it does become very crowded during the height of summer, the town is a protected conservation area and will hopefully hold on to its authentic atmosphere.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

Molyvos is built on a rock, and therefore the town's beach is covered in coarse grey pebbles. It is however Blue Flag certified, pristine and washed by crystal clear water, well supplied with sunbeds and seasonal watersports. Those who are more active can enjoy walking either up or down the coast to find their own secluded hide-away for bathing or snorkelling. Just a short distance to the south, at Petra, there is a broad sandy beach for those who dislike the pebbles. The town has a lot of photogenic traditional architecture, and is home to the scenic Gattilusi Castle.

Aside from exploring the village, visitors can take organised excursions or hire their own transport and set off to see the sights of the rest of the island, which are many and varied. A popular outing is to experience the natural thermal baths at Eftalou, to the east of Molyvos. There are also various boat trips on offer at the harbour, some to the Turkish mainland, or for a fun alternative try donkey trekking.

Restaurants

For holidaymakers to really appreciate dining in Molyvos, visitors have to be prepared to 'go Greek' and sample the fare on offer at the many traditional tavernas, sited mainly around the harbour and the market area. This being a fishing village, seafood is obviously the pride of most local menus, particularly mackerel and sardines. Most popular with holidaymakers is The Captain's Table overlooking the harbour, which serves up great Greek fish dishes and other specialities as well as some Italian pasta. Also recommended is the unpretentious To Xani, Restaurant Tropicana for breakfast and lunch, and Italian restaurant Galliano.

Nightlife

While it may not be crammed with rowdy young clubbers and pubbers, the holiday resort of Molyvos is not totally devoid of jolly after-dark activity with a variety of lively bars in town, and a few discos and clubs on the fringes, with enough energetic youngsters to fill them. Molly's Bar is popular with the British expat crowd. Others prefer sipping ouzo to the strains of a bazouki, or passing their evening wining and dining over stimulating conversation in a relaxed taverna. Most of the nighttime noise and bustle is set well away from the hotels, so those who enjoy early nights will not be disturbed. In high summer Molyvos has a popular arts festival with performances at the Castle, and there is also an open-air cinema showing English films.

Shopping

Molyvos has an enjoyable market for holidaymakers to explore, set along cobble-stoned alleys radiating from the central square, and shaded by lush foliage. Among the many touristy souvenirs on offer there is also plenty of local produce and crafts, and several shops with a selection of local art. While not designed for serious shop-aholics, browsing here is a pleasant way to pass an hour or two. There is also a supermarket for self-caterers.

Negatives

Some holidaymakers have been disappointed to find Molyvos' town beach to be pebbled. On weekends in the summer there is a high volume of motorbike traffic that can be unpleasantly noisy.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.92

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Hotel address : MOLIVOS,, Molyvos, Lesbos, Greek Islands, 81108

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony and Mountain View
    • Room size (sqm): 20
    • Living room: 1
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Satellite TV
    • Cable TV
    • Hi-fi
    • Kitchenette
    • Fridge
    • Mini fridge
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Cot on demand
    • Garden

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