There's a reason we've been coming here for 20 years
Sitting in the sparkling turquoise Aegean Sea, Lesvos is a warm and sunny emerald gem of Greece. It is a whole continent in miniature: spectacular beaches, high mountains and wild forests on Greece's third largest island.
Due to the island's size and variety, there's something for everyone: beach holidays, activity holidays, gastronomic tours, nature attractions and spectacular geography.
Here at Real Lesvos we aim to gradually make the wonder and attractions of Lesvos more easily available to the UK traveller. In the map below you'll find an ever-increasing list of our favourite things to do and see on Lesvos!
It’s called Fairyland as it’s like stepping into a magical world, an oasis away from reality, with views you could only dream of! Off the beaten track, Fairyland is an undeniably worthwhile experience whilst staying on Lesvos, for those that enjoy being completely ‘away from it all’, and fully immersed in nature. Hidden high in the hills above Molyvos, near the village of Vafios, in northern Lesvos, you’ll find Fairyland – a former shepherds cottage, lovingly restored by local owners, Giannis and Taxia. It’s a small, rustic stone dwelling with stunning panoramic views of the island and sea beyond.
Simple but cosy, comfortable and clean, the cottage will fill you with nostalgia. However, the beauty of Fairyland is in the dense virgin pine forest that surrounds it, populated by several types of large oak and plane trees as well as thyme and oregano bushes. You’ll see herds of goats wandering by, and can spot buzzards, eagles, peregrine falcons and kestrels high above.
There is an outdoor table with benches to sit for breakfast, lunch or dinner and take in the surrounding nature with wonderment. From here, plan a day of gentle walking and foraging in the forest for wild asparagus, mushrooms, chestnuts and wild berries. Get back to your roots in Fairyland!