Lesbos Luxury Villas

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Lesbos (or Lesvos) is a Greek Island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It has an area of 630 square miles with almost 200 miles of coastline, making it the third largest Greek Island and the largest of the numerous Greek islands scattered in the Aegean. The island is mountainous with two large peaks, "Mt. Lepetymnos" (968 m (3,176 ft)) and "Mt. Olympus" (968 m (3,176 ft)), dominating its northern and central sections. The island’s volcanic origin is manifested in several hot springs. This island is verdant, aptly named "Emerald Island", with a variety of flora that belies its size.

Since ancient times Lesbos has stood out for its important achievements in culture and the arts and letters. Artists and writers of the island – from the time of Sappho and Alcaeurs down to that of Myrivilis and Elytis – have been numbered among the major creative artists whose names are known beyond the Borders of Greece. Furthermore, the natural beauties of the island, thankfully, are still unharmed from human intervention and provide a prevailing atmosphere which sustains that rich intellectual and cultural heritage. The unique unspoilt beauty of Lesvos is an astonishing contrast to lush splendour of the rest of the cosmopolitan islands with its mysterious forests, dramatic coastline, tranquil sunsets and rugged mountains.

Lesbos has always been the place where many cultures meet, as they passed through this place, they left incredible traces which blend harmoniously with the landscape. The tiny beaches of Lesbos and its unrivalled sunsets complement the island’s most important natural resource, its olive groves which cover 40% of the island. Side by side with these features, are the works of man down the centuries: Aeolian column capitals, houses of incomparable architectural beauty and traditional industrial buildings find it easy to co-exist with works of art of incalculable value. Lesbos is a naturally stunning island with rich cultural heritage, inextricably bound up with the warmth and heartfelt hospitality of the people of the place. It is very perfect for those that want to experience real Greece.

Lesbos’s climate is mild Mediterranean and this allows visitors to explore the island in perfect conditions. The mean annual temperature is 18 °C (64 °F)), and the mean annual rainfall is 750 mm (30 in). Its exceptional sunshine makes it one of the sunniest islands in the Aegean Sea. Snow and very low temperatures are rare.

In the land of Sigri, travellers have the chance to enjoy the wonderful beaches, fabulous sunsets and magnificent scenery accompanied by a variety of traditional recipes and unforgettable socials. In the west side of Lesbos, this small village owns the special gift of welcoming visitors from all over the world, there is no other location that calculates such a large number of perpendicular boles.
Sigri has the benefit of fishing sardines, bonito, sardines, octopus, squids, lobster, shrimps and many more fish. Not to mention the Ouzo, domestic wine and delicious naturally salted vegetables and fruits. An excellent oasis that will offer you moments of peace and calmness, travel you through a dream and reward you lavishly for choosing it for your escape. This incomparable environment inspires you and awakens your senses. Breathing, smelling, walking, fishing, swimming, diving and surfing against its famous winds are some of the highlights.

Skala Eressou received a prize from the European Council on the environment because it was deemed the cleanest and best cared for beach in Greece and for this received the blue flag of the EEC. Skala Eressou has many delightful restaurants and bars overlooking the blue Aegean sea. There is a market and a few shops to stroll around also.

Molivos, also known as Mithymna is located at the very North of the island and is definitively worth a visiting. A stunning fisherman’s village with a wonderful harbour lined with restaurants and bars where you can sit and watch the day go past. Shops can be found for souvenirs from the base of the village, up towards the castle. Views from the top of the castle make the climb worth it, and afterwards, take a fishing or a boat trip to see more of the island.
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