Attractions in Lesvos
Lesvos, also known as Mytilini, is a treasure trove of attractions. From stunning beaches to picturesque villages and forested mountain ranges, this Eastern Aegean island has it all. If you're a history buff, you won't want to miss the medieval castles of Mytilini, Molyvos, and Sigri, each with its own fascinating tale to tell. Nature lovers will be awed by the Petrified Forest, an ancient natural monument featuring petrified tree trunks still standing or fallen. For a healing experience, explore the thermal springs in Thermi, Gera, Polihnitos, and Eftalou, which have been used for their therapeutic properties since ancient times. If religious travel is your thing, Lesvos is dotted with Greek Orthodox relics and churches for you to discover. The Monastery of Agios Rafael and Limonos, as well as the Church of Panagia Glikofilousa (accessed via 114 carved stone steps), are must-see sites. For more information on attractions in Lesvos, browse our sightseeing guide and filter by category and location.