Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lesvos, Greece

The lush, green island of Lesvos, or Mytilini, is like no other Greek island. It is the third largest of the islands in Greece behind Crete and Evia. Virtually unaffected by the mass tourism that has turned other islands into amusement parks, Lesvos is the perfect place to visit for people who want to experience the real Greece. 

For the Greek Island traveler who is worried about not having enough to do, Lesvos is the perfect destination.

Lesvos is blessed with Award-winning beaches, traditional villages, more varieties of birds and wildflowers than anywhere in Europe, pine forests, medieval castles , scenic harbors with cafes and inexpensive seafood restaurants, abundant fish, museums including two of the finest art museums in Greece, hotels of every class and category, and some of the warmest, friendliest people in all of Greece. Lesvos has been a favorite location for artists, writers and romantics. 

It's natural attractions include the unique Hot Springs, health inducing spas that are dotted around Lesvos. Many have been in use for thousands of years for rheumatism, arthritis, gynaecological and dermatological ailments,as well as kidney and gallstones, neurological ailments, bronchitis and sciatica. 

Lesvos' wonderful landscapes can be seen by donkey or horseback, cycling, jeep, or on foot. If you prefer to be on water there are yachts for charter.The numerous festivals held throughout the island of Lesvos, are enjoyed and celebrated in their traditional ways, with the locals displaying their flair for dancing, drinking and eating. 

Lesvos is easily reachable by ferry or jet from Athens, not to mention charter flights from many European cities. You can fly directly from the USA to Lesvos with a change of planes in Athens or an overnight stay if you like. You can also get flights from the US and just about anywhere else in the world through Athens to Lesvos.

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