Today the island is famous for the excellent olive oil produced from the 11.000.000 olive trees. An old "oil-mill has been turned into a museum of an oil-mill”, exhibiting the traditional art of oil production in a unique way, with digital shows and restored machinery and equipment.
Ouzo is another characteristic product of the island which affects the local food culture and tradition. There are more than 15 commercial producers on the island, each keeping its special aromas and recipes through the generations. Moreover, the tasteful sardines, also known as "Sardelles Kallonis" are always a delicious snack to accompany some ouzo.
The prehistoric city of Thermi (ca 3000 BC), the ancient Greek temple of Messa, the aqueduct and the mosaics of the roman period, the byzantine churches, the castles of the medieval period, the mosques of the Ottoman time, the industrial heritage of the past century including olive press and olive oil processing installations, the traditional architectural style of the buildings and the small villages form a unique colorful cultural atmosphere offering an unforgettable experience to the visitors.explore
Mytilene (Μυτιλήνη in greek, also known as Mytilini) is the capital of the island of Lesvos. It is the third bigger island of the Aegean Sea.explore
The island has a long cultural tradition from the ages of the ancient Greek music composer Terpandros, the poets Sappho and Alkaeos, the one of Greece's Seven Sages Pittacos and the philosopher Theophrastos up to the contemporary naive painter Theofilos and the 1997 Nobel prize winner poet Odisseas Elytis.explore
Today the island is famous for the excellent olive oil produced from the 11.000.000 olive trees. Ouzo is another characteristic product of the island which affects the local food culture and tradition.explore