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Fall in love with the Aegean: 5 reasons why Lesvos is the best island destination for couples

Looking for a romantic Break? Sunsets? Beaches? Delicious food? There’s nowhere better than a Greek island! Lesvos, as the third largest island in Greece, has so much to offer whether you want a party island or an away from it all escape to nature, it’s the perfect destination for lovers of romance, afterall it is the home of famous poets like Sappho who wrote all about love!

The Perfect Location Of Lesvos

‘Where shall I stay?’ you ask. Well, what are you looking for? Whether you’re the type of couple that loves to party together until the sun comes up, or the type that prefers hiding out in nature, Lesvos can be a romantic holiday that’s right for everyone. 

Party-Mode 

For a couple’s retreat in a bustling, vibrant cosmopolis, staying in Mytilene town might be the best choice for you. As the capital of the island, Mytilene is equipped with everything you might be in the mood for. During the day there is much to be explored: marvel at Mytilene’s Byzantine and Ottoman architecture and learn more about Greece and Lesvos at the town’s many museums. This is the perfect city-break paired with refreshing sea-breeze. Some of the finest beaches on the island are also close by Mytilene

Seaside Getaway

If you’re looking for a romantic beach break then Molyvos or Eressos are perfect for you. Molyvos is picture postcard pretty with a castle above a quaint harbour and cobbled streets leading down to the beach! Here you can experience Greek village-life with all the amenities, warmth and familiarity, while feeling like you’re living in a world apart. Skala Eressos, birthplace of the romantic lyrical poet Sappho is known for romance! This destination is truly a couple’s favourite with an international crowd and a famously good bar and restaurant selection, while remaining chilled-out and authentically Greek. 

The Love-Shack

If you’re looking for complete isolation for you and your loved one, Lesvos has just what you need. On Lesvos island, there are many renovated farmhouses that now host parties of two or more! Take your partner to a rustic hide-out nestled in nature, with awe-inspiring views over the mountains and down to the azure blue Aegean sea, and away from it all escape that’s a real re-set: check out Fairy-land, for example, at Real Lesvos.

Food & Drink on Lesvos

Lesvos is the island of Ouzo, otherwise known as the national drink of Greece! The town of Plomari is one of the chief Ouzo-producers in Greece and offers ‘ouzo-tasting’ for those who want to understand the production process as well as those who’ve never tried it before! Wine and olive oil also play an undoubtedly large role in Greek life; accordingly, Lesvos has many vineyards and olive groves for you and your partner to discover, with 11,000,000 olive trees at its disposal!

There are plenty of culinary specialities to be discovered on Lesvos Island, so many in fact that during the summer, an annual food festival takes place across the island, showcasing Lesvos’ gastronomic ingenuity. Greek food has been elevated to an art here on Lesvos and we hope you and your partner find out why! Many family run tavernas have the most beautiful balconies and terraces overlooking the sea - perfect places for romantic dinners as you watch the sun set and the sky glow.

Relaxing Hot Springs

The island of Lesvos has many old Hammams and spas on the island dating back to Antiquity as it has some of the most impressive natural Hot Springs in Greece! Most of the Hammams and spas from the Ottoman era are still in use today, containing beautiful relics: Therma Spa in Mytilene is among the most famous on the island and is right by the beach making it well worth a visit! 

Activities on Lesvos

What could be more romantic than a sunset boat trip, or a day at sea to snorkel and visit deserted coves? Lesvos has beautiful beaches to be enjoyed, whether you’re interested in visiting pebbled or white sand beaches, secluded or equipped with a beach-bar, Lesvos has it all! If you’re happier on dry land there are many walking and hiking trails with the most amazing views and leading to magnificent waterfalls and picturesque villages, virtually untouched by modern life. There are so many hidden gems to discover that many couples come back year after year and find there’s still more to see!

Greek Culture

For the culture vultures among you, Lesvos is certainly not an island to be overlooked. As the third-largest island in Greece, Lesvos holds a lot of historical and political significance to this day. Find out more about the history of Lesvos. The many ancient sites on Lesvos such as Kremasti Bridge and Messa temple, as well as the Yeni Mosque, the various stunning castles and amphitheatres. Discover the fascinating history of monasteries and churches on Lesvos, too: this island has traditionally been multi-faith, with one of the only Catholic churches in Greece! There are two music festivals a year on Lesvos that take place in the summer: the Molyvos International Music Festival which attracts visitors and talent from all over the world, as well as the Arion Guitar Festival that celebrates Greek music! 

Lesvos is an island for lovers and lovers of Greece! Let Real Lesvos find you some Real Romance on your authentic Greek island escape!

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