The island of ouzo
Love a local tipple? You’re in the right place here, as Lesvos’ farmers create around half of the world’s ouzo supply. But that’s not all – groves are heavy with plump olives and fishing boats trundle in and out of the harbours everyday with fresh catches. Sample all these goodies and more at the traditional tavernas peppered around the island.
Nestled in the eastern Aegean, Lesvos is a sun-kissed island designed for relaxation. Unwind on the pebbly shore of Eftalou Beach – you won’t be able to take your eyes off the sapphire sea sparkling ahead of you. Anaxos Beach and Petra Beach are equally dazzling, both with soft sands to sink your toes into.
Terracotta-topped Molivos, a centuries-old town with roots in the Ottoman era, is ready for its close-up. Wander along the cobbled lanes, lined with stone houses and leafy trees, before venturing towards the castle-capped harbour. Speaking of the castle, this 14th-century wonder presides over Molivos and has amazing views out to Turkey from its ramparts.