The pretty beach resort of Anaxos lies to the west of Petra in the next bay. This lovely resort is popular yet is still very small.

Description

The pretty beach resort of Anaxos lies to the west of Petra in the next bay and has developed around its mile-long sandy beach which is lined with tavernas and bars. This lovely resort is popular yet is still very small, so holidaymakers get the best of both worlds and a popular resort that is still slowly being discovered.

Climate

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Lesvos 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Lesvos 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Highlights

  • Peaceful atmosphere
  • Naturally beautiful beach area
  • Greek charm
  • Lovely tavernas

Things To Do

Watersports and scuba diving are very popular on Lesvos. There are many beaches offering water-based activities such as canoeing, windsurfing, pedalos and much more.

Explore the island's coast on a glass-bottomed boat or on a catamaran. There are also regular trips available to the nearby islands of Chios and Samos, as well as to the nearby coastline of Turkey.

You can enjoy many leisurely activities whilst on holiday in Lesvos, including walking and hiking. Lesvos offers a great selection of scenic and historical walking trails for those seeking a slow pace as well as those seeking a challenging hilly trek. Enjoy the flowers that bloom from May to October in this walker's paradise. You can also explore Lesvos by bicycle, following paths that journey past coves, villages, beaches, meadows and thermal springs. This is a great way to discover magical secluded coves and the real nature of Lesvos.

Lesvos has become a popular spot for bird watchers as its fertile land and variety of trees attract many species of birds. Whether you are an enthusiast or not, it is hard to resist stopping for a while to enjoy the sweet bird song that fills the air during the summer months. Nature lovers will enjoy the extensive wildlife that inhabits the island.

Things To See

It is well worth exploring all of the different villages, beaches and towns that Lesvos has to offer. Stop at beautiful beaches such as Skala Eressos and Vetera, explore traditional villages such as Agiassos and be sure to visit the charming medieval town of Molyvos. The capital of Lesvos, Mytilini, is home to a historic castle. There are also museums and ancient settlements to discover at the monastery in Limonos offers an interesting selection of artefacts on display for visitors.

There are various thermal springs located around the island for those who are interested in learning about the benefits of these natural waters.