One of Greece’s smaller islands, Lesbos, is home to the beautiful coastal town of Molyvos. Built around a mountain, with a dramatic castle above and the clear blue Aegean Sea below, this bustling town has everything you need for a fantastic Greek holiday. At the heart of the town is the colourful harbour, still busy with fishing boats bringing in their catch of local fish each morning. Dotted along the waterfront are many pretty cafes, bars and tavernas, where you can while away the hours admiring the view, watching the boats sail by and enjoying a glass of delicious Greek wine as the sun goes down. From the harbour, narrow streets lined with shops wind up the hill towards the castle, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramas of the town below. Beach lovers have plenty to choose from and night owls will find a lively atmosphere to keep them entertained.
Life’s a beach on a Molyvos Holiday
Molyvos is in a great location for a beach holiday. Not only does it have its own sandy beach, with calm waves and spectacular views of the castle while you swim, you can easily reach lots of other gorgeous Lesbos beaches. The nearest, at Eftalou, are within walking distance and boast hot springs, a choice of scenic pebbly beaches and the large sandy ‘Golden Beach’ along the coast. One of the most popular beaches on the island is the nearby Skala Eressos beach. This beautiful stretch of beach has breath-taking views and a chilled out beach town, where you can find everything from massages and yoga, to bars and boutiques. If you love a secluded beach, try Campo Antissa’s quiet beach. The pebbly shore gives way to sand once you are in the water and there’s a turtle pond where you might catch a glimpse of these captivating creatures.
Top attractions for Molyvos Holidays
There’s lots to see and do during your Molyvos holidays, whether you want to keep things simple with beach lounging; discover the story behind this historic town; or get back to nature. There’s lots to explore within the town itself, from the magnificent castle to the winding cobbled streets. The Village Train is a popular way to see the sights of the town without having to scale those hills on foot! A trip to Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos, makes for a great day trip. You’ll find excellent shopping, a grand castle, and some interesting museums and galleries.
Outdoor lovers can find their fix of nature by heading off to discover the dramatic rocky peaks, tumbling waterfalls and hiking trails that can be found in the mountains beyond the town. Or why not explore the Kalloni Salt Pans and their colourful bird life, or the eerie Petrified Forest of Lesbos?
Molyvos is a lovely place to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Treat yourself to a sunrise yoga class, a trip to Molyvos Day Spa, or the healing springs of Lesbos in the neighbouring town of Eftalou. You’ll be glowing before you know it!
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