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!
4 kilometres from Sigri’s harbour town lies Faneromeni Beach, a turquoise paradise. It is large and sandy; if you’re reaching Faneromeni from Mytilene – turn right for Sigri town and follow the partially unpaved road to a quiet, clean beach with a light breeze. Even if it’s busy, there is always space for everyone on this perfect beach, even for naturists! ‘Faneromeni’, meaning ‘manifested one’ in Greek, is an apt description of this beach: a serene and spiritual place, home to a small church built into the rocks. Light a candle at Moni Faneromeni, a holy place which protects the islanders. To add to the feeling of calm, there is only one beach bar that serves all beach-goers: look out for The End Bar for refreshments and shade. From Sigri town, reach Sigri Surf School either by foot or by car and brush up on your surfing and wind-surfing skills!
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