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!
Situated at the northwest of the island, 3 kilometers from Antissa town, at the sides of river Voulgari is the nunnery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. This nunnery dates back to 1630 but since it has been renovated a few times, the style is mostly Byzantine. Find out about the construction and renovation of the central basilica which is built in accordance with the Byzantine dimensions. The nunnery is named “perivoli”, which loosely translates into “enclosure”, due to the inhabitants’ need for good defense against the raids often carried out by pirates. Notice the icons and the wall paintings from the 16th century! Near the monastery there is an old guesthouse and its garden is verdant due to its perfect position on the banks of the river Voulgari.
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