Forests spread over the island of Lesbos, covering over 40% of the island and rightfully justifying Lesbos' nickname The Emerald Isle. This fertile isle's economy is primarily based around the production of olive oil, with over 11 million olive trees found on the island.
Besides olives, though, there are lots of other attractions on Lesbos. On the west side of the island, you'll find a petrified forest of fossilized sequoia trees. Few of these petrified forests exist, and this is one of the largest in the world. In the town of Mytilene, you can see the magnificent Byzantine-era castle. Its hilltop location on a waterfront cliffside make this castle especially imposing when lit up at night.
Take a walk through the countryside, or rent bicycles and explore the island. Lesbos is also a popular destination for kayaking, climbing, and of course swimming and sunbathing. The wetlands of Lesbos are home to a very diverse bird population, and migration point for even more. Birdwatchers will delight on Lesbos. As an agricultural island, Lesbos is a great place to find great food with high quality ingredients – ouzo and wine and some fo the finest feta cheese in the world are produced on Lesbos. Visit the local market to buy the ingredients and cook up a traditional Greek meal in your Lesbos self catering holiday rental for a truly memorable holiday meal.
The sunsets over the Aegean Sea set the mood for fabulous nightlife on Lesbos, with clubs and discos to suit all desires. In summer, Mytilene celebrates its summer festival, with live music, entertainment, and plenty of ouzo! Life is good on Lesbos, and Lesbos holiday homes, Lesbos apartments, and Lesbos villas are the perfect way to enjoy it. Book your Lesbos holiday rental today and get to know the fascinating island of Lesbos for yourself.