Greece’s third-largest island, after Crete and Evia, is Lesvos, also known as Mytilini (Λέσβος; Μυτιλήνη) is found in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It is marked by long sweeps of rugged, desert-like western plains that give way to sandy beaches and salt marshes in the centre of the island. Further east are thickly forested mountains and dense olive groves (some 11 million olive trees are cultivated here).
The island’s port and capital, Mytilini Town, is a lively place year-round filled with exemplary ouzeries and good accommodation. The port and adjacent shopping district are both full of life and almost non-stop activity all round the clock.
This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.