Home » About Molyvos » An approach to the place

An approach to the place

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe fact that there is a natural harbour precisely on this spot must have played an important role in the choice of this site for a settlement. The mountain mass of Lepetymnos (968 m.) covers the whole of the northern part of Lesvos. The olive is predominant in the rich vegetation of the area. The temperate climate of Molyvos is that of the Aegean, and the winters are usually mild, with the prevailing winds from the south; in summer they are chiefly from the north. The annual sunshine exceeds usually 3.000 hours. As the chief town of the sub-prefecture of the same name, Mithymna constitutes today, in administrative terms —together with Vapheio, Argennos, Lepetymnos, Sykaminea (Skamia), and Skala Sykami-neas- the enlarged Municipality of Mithymna. An important factor in the local economy is the cultivation of the olive, though recently there has been a development of sheepfarming. Fishing is also an important source of income for the local people. Most people here tend to have more than one occupation, which changes according to the season: in parallel with their farming and other jobs, most of the residents are involved, particularly in the summer months, with tourism, which is de-veloping rapidly. At Molyvos, the traditional character of the place, its organised social life, and the spontaneous hospitality of its people exert a special attraction on any visitor, so that the town has become today one of the most important resorts in Greece. Four kilometres to the north-east of Moiyvos is Eftalou, with its fine beaches and boundless view towards Asia Minor. At Eftalou is the country home of the writer Ilias Venezis, who was particularly fond of this area and gave his short stories the title of Eftalou. The country home of Arghyris Ef-taliotis is also here, together with his grave. Eftalou has a chloride radio-active spring, which gives scope for the development of health tourism. In this part of Lesvos the visitor will discover a traditional island way of life, and will himself be able, if he wishes, to take part in it, thanks to the warmth of the hospitality of the Molyvos community. Molyvos, with its unfailing sources of inspiration, has always attracted to itself artists, native and foreign. Many cultural events are held each year in Mithymna: con-ferences, lectures, exhibitions of painting and folk art, theatre and folklore events. Having Molyvos as a starting point you may visit other neighbouring sites of the island, such as Petra with the famous church of our Lady, A-naxos with its fine sandy beach, Ayia Paraskevi, Sykaminia, where fresh fish is plentiful, and even make the complete tour of the island by daily excursions

Leave a Reply

May 2024
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Recent Comments

    RSS Mithymna – Lesvos News

    • Local bus – Anaxos to Eftalou June 15, 2023
      Saturday 23 September 2023 The bus did not arrive this morning, so it looks like it has stopped running. The timetable below was taken from the KTEL Lesvos website on 19 July 2023. The fare remains at €1.80 per journey. … Continue reading → The post Local bus – Anaxos to Eftalou appeared first on […]
      Robin
    • The Agave May 16, 2022
      For those of you that have walked past our house and been amazed by the agarve, here are the updates we promised you. We will post new pictures of the Agave flower spike here. The post The Agave appeared first on Lesvos.
      Robin
    • COVID-19 UPDATE October 6, 2021
      As from 10 July, EODY is no longer posting daily updates. The weekly report does not contain the number of new cases. As a result, we will not be able to update this page. 10 July EODY report 100 new … Continue reading → The post COVID-19 UPDATE appeared first on Lesvos.
      Site Admin
    • British Passport Requirements August 18, 2021
      Since leaving the EU, British Passport Requirements for visits to Europe have changed. If you are travelling on a British passport, on the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both:   Have at least 6 months left. Be … Continue reading → The post British Passport Requirements appeared first on Lesvos.
      Robin
    • Weather August 6, 2021
      Current Conditions The post Weather appeared first on Lesvos.
      Robin

    RSS Molyvos News

    • CHRISTMAS IN MORIA CAMP ON LESVOS January 3, 2018
        On the 29th of December there was a celebration in Moria for the festive season. The celebration took place in the protected inner area and Starfish was invited to attend and help with the festivities. There are three sections in the protected area. Section A – Families and a few unaccompanied minors (over 270) Section B – Unaccompanied minors […]
      molyvosevents
    • You Need A Holiday! December 31, 2017
      New year's resolution
      molyvosevents
    • Michaelis. Farewell! June 26, 2017
      Yamas, Michaelis I am sure they have ouzo in heaven although I am not sure if there are donkeys or any horses grazing above the clouds You embraced life as a free man loving donkeys, horses and women You were always full of crazy stories to celebrate life and friendship while your Greek heart could […]
      molyvosevents
    • Greek Christmas Traditions December 26, 2016
      Greece has many lovely and unique Christmas traditions, and the holiday here is not yet quite as commercialized as you will see elsewhere. During the day on Christmas Eve, children go from house to house singing kalanda (Greek carols) and playing the trigono (triangle), for which they are rewarded with sweets and pocket money. Families […]
      molyvosevents
    • Liz Stolls February 16, 2015
      Liz Stolls moved to this idyllic Greek island of Lesvos to marry a Greek farmer. Some say I was brave, some say foolhardy. We started a successful horse and donkey trekking business, built a house, had two daughters – but split up after 12 years. I’m still living here and in Berlin, writing and teaching English. […]
      molyvosevents
    • OUR FATHER, GIORGOS……. February 8, 2015
      A unique individual with a kind soul who was much loved by many. Born in 1946 and raised in a traditional Greek household on Lesvos in the small village of Molyvos.  In his early years, Giorgos was significantly influenced by his Communist uncle (Gianni), who operated within the Greek resistance movement. Uncle Gianni was a […]
      molyvosevents