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Lesvos

The third largest island in Greece, Lesvos is a diverse island with a multitude of activities to entice the visitor. With sandy beaches, deserted plains, mineral-enriched hot springs, boggy marshland and dense, verdant olive groves, Lesvos is an island of staggeringly beautiful natural variety.

The island’s major city is the port of Mytilini town, where you can enjoy a glass of locally-produced ouzo whilst soaking in the atmosphere of the town. Further north, Molyvos (or Mythimna) offers breathtaking views and a glimpse of rural life in Greece with its narrow lanes and quaint houses. Active-types will enjoy the opportunities to cycle and hike on the island whilst ornithologists will enjoy trying to spot one of the 279 species of bird which can be found on the island.

Lesvos is also one of Greece’s cultural hubs, with painter Theophilos, poet Odysseus Elytis and composer Terpander all having links to the island. The sensuous poet Sappho was also born on the island and her birthplace on Skala Eresou attracts visitors from all over the world.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 12℃
  • 13℃
  • 15℃
  • 19℃
  • 24℃
  • 28℃
  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 27℃
  • 22℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

RAINFALL

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

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