Molivos

One of the most beautiful villages in the north

Molivos is a picturesque town in the north of the island of Lesvos. Narrow, cobbled streets – some shaded by wisteria with its enchanting smell - lead up to an imposing castle on top of the hill. The castle you see dates back to the Byzantine period (although an ancient castle on the same site was besieged by Achilles) and its impressive presence seem to dominate the town below.

Molivos has a good tourist infrastructure; many small local shops invite you in as you stroll through the shady streets. Bars, tavernas and Cafes offer their specialties. At some of them you can sit outside on a balcony, high above sea level and overlooking the harbour and the beautiful bay.

In the fishing harbour you can see colourful working fishing boats bobbing in the clear water.

The beach village of Eftalou, with its hot springs and beautiful beaches, is about 4 km east of Molivos.