Lesbos Island

Greece

1 week in Lesbos, Greece – September 2013

Sep 16, 2013 | Travel

1 week in Lesbos, Greece

A good friend of mine asked me once:
“Why don’t you join me to the beautiful island of Lesbos in Greece?”

Of course, I couldn’t resist his request.

Sappho House

This was a house owned by Bob Vansant, a psychotherapist-counselor who had been active on the island of Lesbos for many years. I think he had a good time there and the local people accepted him with open arms. As a person I don’t know him that good, because I just spent one week at one of his studios and he wasn’t there all the time. In the morning he brought breakfast for the people who were present. So that he could meet us and have a little chat as well.

I call this house: the house of the garden gnomes.
You can see them just everywhere.

Lesbos has the bigger of the 2 most important Petrified Forests in the world, aging approximately 20 million years old.

Lesbos is the 3rd biggest island of Greece and is producing one of the best olive oil.

Sappho was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos.

Nearby hotels

〉 Mithymna, Molyvos

Villas Elpiniki

How to get there?

Take the airport shuttle bus from Mytilene International Airport to Villas Elpiniki, this is a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive with a distance of 49.2 km.

Location: Molyvos, Mithimna, 81108, Greece – show on map

Including:

Swimming pool, balcony with view, terrace, barbecue, patio, Garden/mountain view, Free WiFi, bath, flatscreen TV, Air conditioning, bath and private bathroom

 Swimming pool

Rating:

9.2

Book on Booking.com here

Picture © Booking.com

Aphrodite Hotel

How to get there?

Take the airport shuttle bus from Mytilene International Airport to Aphrodite Hotel, this is a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive with a distance of 49.2 km.

Location: Molyvos, Mithimna, 81108, Greece – show on map

Including:

Swimming pool, Yoga classes, Massage & Sauna at additional charge, beachfront, bath or shower, flatscreen TV, balcony with garden or mountain view, private bathroom

 Swimming pool
 Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
 Bar
 Superb breakfast
 Beachfront
 Private beach area
Rating:
8.7
Book on Booking.com here
Picture © Booking.com

〉 Mytilene, Molyvos

Theofilos Paradise Boutique Hotel

How to get there?

Drive from Mytilene International Airport to Theofilos Paradise Boutique Hotel, this is a 14 minutes drive with a distance of 8.9 km or take the shuttle service.

Location: Skra 7, Mytilini, 81100, Greece – show on map

Including:

Swimming pool, beachfront (5 minute walk), bath or shower, flatscreen TV, balcony with city view, private bathroom, spa bath, free WiFi, free parking

 Swimming pool
 Non-smoking rooms
 Facilities for disabled guests
 Free WiFi
 Free parking
 Outdoor pool
 Bar
 Fabulous breakfast
Rating:
9.2
Book on Booking.com here
Picture © Booking.com

Elysion Hotel

How to get there?

Walk from Mytilene International Airport to Elysion Hotel, this is a 20 minute walk with a distance of 1.6 km or take the shuttle service.

Location: Neapoli- Mytilene, Mytilini, 81100, Greece – show on map

Including:

Swimming pool, beachfront, bath or shower, flatscreen TV, balcony with garden or sea view, private bathroom, free WiFi, free parking

 Swimming pool
 Non-smoking rooms
 Facilities for disabled guests
 Restaurant
 Free WiFi
 Free parking
 Bar
 Exceptional breakfast
 Beachfront
Rating:
9.1
Book on Booking.com here
Picture © Booking.com

I was surprised to see a lot of horses on the rather small island of Lesbos.
As I like taking pictures of almost everything, I shot this beautiful horse as well.

As we take a look at the position of the Greek island, we then know that Lesbos isn’t far from Turkey and on this picture its shore can well be seen.

Spectacular rock formations are common in Lesbos and it is well known that it has more rocky beaches than sand ones.

And fishing is very popular, because of the many restaurants that can be found near the harbour which serves the best fish in the world. Just so deliciously fresh and tasty.

Unfortunately psychotherapist Bob Vansant peacefully passed away on December 8, 2017.

He was the owner of the Sappho house at this beautiful island Lesbos in Greece.
Meanwhile its name changed to Mytilini Blue Sea Apartments since February 28, 2018.

» Written by Alan who goes under the name of twin-rhino | Published on September 16, 2013

 

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