Lesvos, beautiful, enchanting Lesvos, home of the Lyrical poetess Sapho, meeting place of Menelaus and Odysseus as they headed homeward from the sack of Troy.
It is the third largest of the Greek islands and lies close to the coast of Turkey. Green and lush, clad in olive groves and pine woods, it is relatively unspoilt by tourism but has much to offer the discerning traveler.
The island has beaches, ancient monasteries and churches, a museum and even the remains of a petrified forest. Its position and ecologically diverse flora and fauna make it a paradise for nature lovers and it is an especially rewarding birdwatching location.
If nature is not quite your 'thing', Lesvos is also home of Greece's best Ouzo, the fiery liquorice drink loved by Greeks and tourists alike .
Hotel accommodation is easy to book and you can rent a villa on the island if you prefer. Wherever you decide to stay though, you are in for a treat!
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