The island of Lesvos is a beautifully unspoilt Aegean Island of Greece, covered with forested mountains and lined with stunning cove beaches along the rocky, wild coastline. This is an island where you can genuinely get away from it all and enjoy the peace, have a sporting adventure or simply relax on the beach with the sun on your face. The warm hospitality and ancient historical monuments which adorn the island have helped keep flights to Lesvos full and self catering holiday homes in high demand too. Lesvos is the third largest of the Greek islands, but has yet to be swamped with mass tourism, giving it a genuine, and very attractive culture, with village life remaining very much as it has been for centuries.
On the third largest of all the Greek Islands, holiday rental accommodation can be found in such a fabulous variety of different locations that you might need to plan a few return visits before you can really find your ideal location for an apartment or villa rental. In Lesvos, holiday accommodation is popular with people of all ages and interests eager to experience a destination that is renowned for its abundance of outstanding natural diversity and an indescribable atmosphere that reflects the kind of history and legend that makes this arguably the most fascinating and best-loved of all the Aegean Islands, holiday villas in Lesvos therefore making the ideal base from where the whole family can find plenty to see and do on a unique island that is just as likely to appeal to anyone with a passion for nature and the great outdoors as those who want nothing more than to be in the perfect environment to investigate the rich cultural heritage of the Greek Islands. Holiday accommodation here will put you in a situation that is never far from a stunning beach and often within walking distance of the nearest stretch of blissful sun-drenched sand, which is a good enough reason why many people choose a villa or apartment rental in Lesvos year after year!
Around the shores of Lesvos, Greece, are a huge range of beach types. The coastline is rugged and rocky, with inlets and coves covered in a range of dine sand, pebbles and rocks. Regardless of where exactly you take a self catering holiday home, apartment or villa, you will never be far from the beach. Lesvos beach holidays are absolutely magnificent, not only due to your idyllic surroundings, but also due to the perfect climate and the clear warm and unbelievably blue waters of the Mediterranean, which allows swimming and a whole host of water sports to be enjoyed for a huge portion of the year. Snorkelling and scuba diving holidays particularly thrive from holiday apartments.
The inland areas of the island are a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Known for its varied species of flora and fauna, apartments are in high demand with walkers wanting to explore the pine-covered mountains, barren volcanic landscapes and coastal scenery. Lesvos is a hotspot for many bird species, and birding is a hugely popular activity. The flatlands on the southern tip are particularly good for birding, as there are many rare species of migratory bird which call Lesvos home for large parts of the year. There are an unlimited number of routes and paths through the island’s countryside, and the routes in the southwest of Lesvos, taking you through the marvellous Petrified Forest are among those not to be missed from a self catering holiday rental villa. The hot-springs which hide throughout the interior of the island make walking extra special, as you can happily strip off and relax in the naturally energising waters as you discover them, returning to your self catering apartment, villa or holiday home with a renewed sense of vigour.
Lesvos has a long and fascinating history. Throughout the landscape are a huge number of statues, fortresses, shrines, ancient water mills and mountain chapels to discover. There are two excellent archaeological museums, a folk museum and the museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts in Mytilini from which to get an idea of the history and culture of Lesvos before heading into the country to discover the monuments for yourself.
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