Affordable one-way flights to Mytilene/Lesbos
Lesbos is one of the larger Greek islands and sits pretty in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. Despite its size, it's managed to resist becoming a total tourist hub, and instead offers an authentic slice of Greek island life. The stunning landscape is a huge draw to Lesbos, with birdwatchers in particular flocking to the island.
There's plenty to enjoy without the binoculars though, with rolling green hills rich in flora and fauna, endless olive groves, rugged coastlines and volcanic craters. Those who love to explore their natural surroundings will be in their element in Lesbos.
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More about Mytilene/Lesbos
Mithymna is the largest town in the north of the island, and is an amazing choice for those looking for an authentic base rich in culture. If beaches are your thing, the resort of Petra is as picturesque as Greek beach resorts come, with stunning sands and a traditional town centre. Sitting on a dramatic rock, the resort has a jumbled charm that's quite unique, with narrow streets winding up and down the craggy landscape.
A little further along the coastline, the village of Anaxos offers a completely tranquil escape and a fantastic base for those wanting to explore the secret coves and tiny beaches that are dotted along the island's coast. The island of Lesbos is a haven for those who want to surround themselves with nature on holidays, with Mount Olympus and Mount Lepetymnos towering over the olive groves and thick greenery. Book your flights to Lesbos with Thomascook Airlines and be transported to a Greek island with an other-worldly landscape to experience, explore and enjoy.
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Top 5 things to do in Lesbos
Explore one of the most amazing natural attractions on the island, the Petrified Forest. It’s one of only a few in the world and a protected natural monument on the island. The plants and trees have been fossilised by volcanic activity on Lesbos, to eerie but intriguing effect!
Wander the cobbled streets of Mithymna, taking in the beautiful Ottoman architecture. Relax by the harbour where pretty fishing boats bob, or get snap happy at the town's stunning 14th century Byzantine castle.
Adventure into the stunning natural countryside of Lesbos where endless walking, hiking, cycling and sailing opportunities await. Ideal for families, couples or groups who love a slice of the outdoors life, Lesbos’ lush greenery and bright blue waters are not to be missed!
The town of Petra
Brave the 114 narrow rocky steps up the cliff to the very top of the town of Petra and you'll be rewarding with breath-taking views and an audience with the 18th Century 'Our Lady of the Sweet Kiss' church.
Eftalou hot springs
Indulge at Eftalou, Lesbos’ natural hot springs. These natural rocky baths are just outside of Molyvos and are said to have healing properties – they’re certainly relaxing enough, especially when coupled with a massage for an extra few euros.
10 facts about Lesbos
Lesbos is the third largest Greek Island and was founded in the 11th century BC; there are plenty of ancient landmarks showing its rich history.
The magnificent Castle of Mithymna looks over the whole of Molyvos and rewards hikers with breath-taking views of Lesbos.
Lesbos is a popular place to try snorkelling or scuba diving. The waters are home to many species of colourful fish like parrot fish and moray eels.
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and is prominent in Greek mythology. Today it is a National Park rich in wildlife.
There are 279 species of native birds in Lesbos, making it a top choice for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
Lesbos’ Petrified Forest is one very few in the world, making it a Protected Natural Monument and a popular sightseeing destination.
The Ouzo Barbayannis Museum has been brewing Greece’s speciality liquor for five generations and offers tours and tastings.
The 6th century Castle of Mytilene is one of the largest castles in the Mediterranean, surrounded by stunning wild flowers and greenery.
Potamia Valley is the best place to see the island’s rare flora and fauna and attracts many birdwatchers and ramblers.
The Roman Aqueduct in Moria dates back to the 2nd century BC and is relatively well-preserved providing amazing photo opportunities.