Aigeira (the dark one), Imerte (the desired one), Lasia (the one dense with trees), Makaria (the blessed one). Over time all of these names were connected to the fertile and truly desired - by countless conquerors and suitors - land of Lesvos, the third largest island in Greece, with eleven million olive trees and famous the world over. Lesvos.
A land that invites you to discover it. If you surrender yourself to its charm you will be richly rewarded, as surprises will come one after the other. Picturesque seaside hamlets and mountain destinations that make you forget you are on an island. A rich interchange of scenery, from the lush green of olive trees, pines, walnut trees, and oak trees, to the lunar landscape of the western side. Imposing mansions with neoclassic, baroque, neo-gothic, belle epoque, and renaissance features, as well as traditional stone-built homes and farmhouses.
Lesvos is not a land for visitors in a rush, searching for the myth of wild night life and a hurried tour for some quick snaps on their camera. Lesvos - the beginning and end for cultures that lasted three thousand years - has a rich natural environment, unique local products, a close connection to the arts, letters and folklore. Asimakis Panselinos, a man of letters born and raised on Lesvos, wrote in his own, elegant way: “Here springs the hidden fountain that nourishes the spirit of mother Greece”. Any traveler who stops to drink from this spring will realize that Lesvos is not just great in size. It is great in everything.
Source: North Aegean Region - https://www.pvaigaiou.gov.gr