Beaches and Places on Lesbos Island in Greece.
The following shows a few pictures plus comments about some of the beaches on Lesbos.
Towns, Villages and Places of interest to visit whilst on holiday on Lesbos Island Greece.
Molovos Town and Harbour on Lesbos Greece.
Molovos is a fairly busy place - quite a few people seem to like walking between Molovos and Petra or vica versa. Molovos is a pretty little port with fishing boats and so on plus the to Petra runs from here. The port's cobbled streets are great to walk around, there are lots of tavernas but the shops seem to be pure touristy (to be expected really). Similarly to quite a few others on holiday on the Island, we made the climb up to the castle but could not get in since it only opens until 1430h but maybe this changes during the Summer.
Going to take a look at some Waterfalls on Lesvos Greece. The track going down to these Lesbos waterfalls starts from the road about 3kms south of Achladeri. There is quite a large parking area and a sign in Greek "PYRGI PESAS" but this track is very easy to miss as you drive along, or initially drive past it in our case. This is an easy walk of 3kms and perhaps takes around an hour to wander around.
Walk down the track (ignore a track to the right just after starting off), then at the next track junction ignore the sign telling you to go left - instead go right. Continue down to
another track junction, turn left still going down until you come to a bridge over the river. Turn left just before the bridge on a path and now
simply follow the stream back up through initially open country, then woodland. The path becomes more rocky as it goes above the stream (which is protected with a wooden fence). Continue on up the path then turn right
to reach a viewing platform. Return back to where you turned right but this time keep straight on, follow the path which eventually becomes a track to reach a track junction. Turn right here and walk on back to the parking area.
Wildlife on Lesbos Greece including one or two Snakes.
Without doubt on Lesbos there are quite a few snakes around even in the towns and villages. Out in the countryside they are often to be seen. For instance when walking in the hills you are likely to see sometimes quite large ones including several nose-horned vipers (worth avoiding to say the least). However most of the snakes on Lesvos are either Montpelliers (still somewhat poisonous but not lethal),
whip snakes and rarer leopard snakes. As mentioned the snakes are not restricted to the hills but are also down in the villages. We stayed at Anaxos (near Petra) and they were certainly around there too (usually just small snakes though). Generally when out walking the noise made by our boots on the rocks and undergrowth scared them off but sometimes vipers (the only dangerous snake on Lesvos) especially seemed a bit reluctant to move. On two occasions my wife (in the
lead on a rising rocky path) literally walked over a viper which then decided to move just as I arrived. On another occasion whilst hiking along a track up in the mountains my wife pointed out a very large (and seemingly grumpy) viper with it's head up in strike position slithering alongside me for several yards and only about a foot away - sadly it went off before we could get a photo.
were around including the quite large Balkan Green Lizard. Near the various springs and streams
the air was full of many different types of butterflies.
No sign of wasps but maybe just a little early for them to become a pest but there
were plenty of very large bees around. Birds.
Where to start - we saw Black Storks, eagles, buzzards, flamingos, bee-eaters, lots of gold
finches and swallows and even a Hoopoe. Lesbos island is a major attraction to bird watchers of course - particularly in early Spring. And for the first time ever on a Greek island we actually saw several foxes.
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