Lesbos is full of culinary experiences. Try all the locally made products.
The olives, the ouzo, the vegetables, the cheese, the yoghurt, the olive oil, the honey, the wine.
Taste it in your favorite restaurant or buy it for your own cooking.
In Mantamados in the north-east of Lesvos you find the monastery of the Archangel Michael, Taxiarchis Mantamados. The village of Mantamados also has several ceramics stores and you can buy freshly produced cheese. About 1,5 hours drive from Lesbosvilla.
In Mantamados you can find locally produced skin care products made from bee wax. Visit the store Apis Fabricca in the town center.
Our olives are used for the “Aegean Gold” olive oil, produced locally in Trigonas and wining awards all over the world.
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Eressian Hammam & Spa
Eressian Hammam & Spa in Eressos, offers a 10 % discount to visitors from LesbosVilla.
The Diamond restaurant in Melinda beach is on the waterfront and serves tasty Greek food.
Therma Spa, Gera Bay
Therma Spa outside Mytilini, has a traditional bath as well as modern jacuzzi, lounge area and massage therapists.
A 16th century bridge north of Kaloni spanning the river Kakara. You can cross it by foot.
Ancient Sanctuary of Messa
The Temple of Messa outside Kaloni, from the 4th Century BC was dedicated to Zeus.
A very well preserved archeological site.
At the chapel of Ekklisia Krifti behind Melinta Beach, there is a hot spring coming into the sea water.
It can be reached by boat or walking. Be prepared to drive a gravel road for 1,5 km and walk a gravel path for about 700 m.
Lesvos and Plomari is the home of ouzo.
You can visit the factory, an ouzo museum or you can just enjoy it in a glass !
Barbayanni Aphrodite is our favorite but don’t take our word for it, try different ones.
Historic 3,000-year-old olive tree still producing olives to this day
We have 150 olive trees, maybe one of them will see the next millennia ?
11 good reasons
The saltpans at Kalloni is a favorit of birdlovers, where you can see flamingos and other exotic birds.
There are watchtowers where you can observe the birds and landscapes.
Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest
Olive Wood House
At Olive Wood House just outside Mytilene you can find kitchen wear, toys and other things, all made from olive wood. Ask to come down and see the workshop.
In the almost deserted village of Milies in the mountains above Plomari, the church has been fully restored. On Aug 29 there is a annual celebration in the church
The monestary of Limonos just outside Kalloni is the largest and most important monestary in Lesbos. The library with books dating back to the 15 century has made it the intellectual center of Lesbos, through the ages.
Our own olive oil
Vranas Olive Oil Museum
Be sure not to miss the very beautiful and esthetic Vranas Olive Oil museum in Papados.
Old Water Mill
For a quick stop on the way from Mytilene to Plomari, stop at the old water mill at Kanakis. Look for the sign on your right just outside Papados.
Home made bread
We are baking our own bread, with rosemary and thyme from the garden, our own olive oil and garlic. Yum !
On a hot day, the crystal clear water and soft pebbles of Tarti beach is a nice place be.
There are also restaurants and a coffee shop on the beach.
We enjoy Melinta Beach and Restaurant Psaros. Its on the other side of Plomari, drive past the harbour and follow the road for about 5 km.
Our local beach Agios Isidoros, is voted one of the best in Greece.
It stretches for over 1 km, and has soft pebbles and crystal clear water.
There are restaurants and cafes on the beach.