- Evriaki. Gulf of Gera. With sunbeds/parasols, beachside facilities, perfect for fishing and surfing.
- Agios Ermogenis. Small cove under the chapel of Saint Ermogenis. A beach bordered by pine tree with a small fish taverna.
- Charamida. A wide sandy beach with crystal clear water, with small tavernas nestled amongst the trees.
- Tarti. Gulf of Gera. Beach with thick clean sand, ideal for fishing and with seaside tavernas.
- The gulf of Gera, the smallest gulf of the island, looks more like a lake surrounded by mountains covered in olive groves. With its various alternating landscapes, the area is a favourite for nature lovers and the picturesque seaside tavernas, with fresh fish, will not let anyone go hungry.
- Mithymna, or Molyvos, was declared a protected and traditional settlement in 1965 and is a jewel of the island. With traditional stone-built houses, cobbled streets, the second largest castle of the island, but its picturesque harbour, it offers the visitor a unique experience.
- The monastery of Agios Raphael draws worshippers from all over the world. It is a nunnery, which is run in honour of Saint Raphael, the remains of whom were found there together with those of Saint Nicholas and Saint Irene. It is located in idyllic surroundings with olive groves and a view to the Asia Minor coast.
- The castle of Mytilene is considered to be one of the largest in Europe, covering a 15-acre site. It was built during the time of the Gatelouzi family (1355 - 1462), was rebuilt many times by the Ottomans and Byzantines and so you will find ruins of mosques, churches and homes.
- Agiasos is a mountain village on the east slope of mount Olympos on Lesbos. With picturesque houses, old churches and a rich cultural life, it has been declared a protected settlement. You will find traditional cafés, as well as local products such as woodcarvings.
- The Kalloni sardine is a renowned gastronomical experience. In the picturesque harbour of Skala Kallonis, the traditional colourful fishing boats not only supply this famous meze, but also create this beautiful image.
- The ancient theatre of Mytilene dates back to Hellenistic times, and is estimated to have accommodated 10,000 spectators. Today, a large part of it has been salvaged and its acoustics are considered to rival those of Epidaurus theatre.
- The Valide Mosque is located in the old Turkish quarter of Mytilene in Epano Skala. Its inscription shows that it is one of the oldest mosques on Lesbos since it states that it was built in 1615.
- The picturesque village of Petra owes its name to the 43 metre-high rock around which it is built. The 114 steps carved in the stone lead to the 18th Century church of the Glykfylousa Panagia.
- The petrified forest in Sigri, lying on an area of 70.7 acres, has been declared a protected natural monument of international interest. The fossilised trunks of the evergreen Sequoia tree and the coniferous pinoxylon paradoxum were created as a result of the strong volcanic activity in the northern Aegean 20 million years ago. Special paths have been created on a whole mountainside, and amongst others, the visitor can admire the largest recorded conifer trunk measuring more than 20 metres and the 7 meter-high Sequoia trunks with a diameter up to 2.6 metres.
Archaeological Museum of Mytilene (old building). The history of Lesbos from the late Neolithic Age to the late Roman Period.Archaeological Museum of Mytilene (new building). Lesbos from Hellenistic to Roman times.Museum of Works by Theofilos. 86 paintings by Theofilos from the last six years of his life. The exhibition was created by Yiannis Tsarouchis.Teriade Museum - Library. This museum houses all of Teriade's publishing work.The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest. Exhibitions dedicated to the petrified forest of Lesbos and the geological history of the Aegean.Natural History Collection of Vrisa. Fossils of vertebrates and invertebrates that lived in the area 2 million years ago, specimens of minerals, rocks and ores of Lesbos, a department of zoology and a department of botany.Georgios Iakovidis Digital Art Museum. Digital Art Museum in Greece about the life and work of the Greek painter.The Museum of Industrial Olive Oil Production. The development of the various machines, while special emphasis is given to the changes the introduction of mechanical power brought to the process of oil production.Olive-press - Museum of the "Archipelagos Society". The traditional oil production process.
Monastery of Agios Raphael. A nunnery founded and run in honour of Saint Raphael. It is one of the most important places of pilgrimage on the island.Taxiarchis Michail Monastery. Byzantine monastery built very close to the town of Mandamados.Limonos Monastery - Saint Ignatios. The Katholikon (main church) is an impressive three-aisled basilica, with a wooden-carved gilded templon and 17th Century icon mural paintings.Panagia Mirsiniotissa Monastery. Byzantine monastery, with priceless icons, old wooden-carved templon and significant murals.Perivoli Monastery. A Byzantine nunnery, with interesting icons on the wooden-carved templon and murals (16th Century).Monastery of Pithariou. Byzantine monastery with priceless icons, sacred vessels and murals.Monastery of Ypsilos. Of medieval origin. The Katholikon (main church) is known for its icon paintings, while it also houses priceless sacred vessels.Monastery of Damandrios. Byzantine Monastery dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with wonderful Byzantine icon paintings and notable sacred vessels.
The products of Lesbos have gained world renown for their quality. The ouzo, wine, olive oil, cheese, salted fish, honey, jams, fruit preserves, pasta, sauces, paximadi (rusk), chachles (similar to trachanas, a pasta product made from cracked wheat) are just some of the unforgettable flavours of Lesbos.
Other than the traditional food products of the island, you can also buy ceramics, pottery and crafts. Skilled craftsmen also create unique furniture and icons using olive, chestnut and walnut wood.
Life in the Gulf of Gera can be quiet, but this doesn't mean that the island doesn't also offer other options. On Lesbos you'll find varied nightlife with bars, clubs, Greek and international restaurants, especially in Mytilene, Skala and Mythimna.
There are many events making the customs of Lesbos come alive offering visitors a glimpse into the strong local traditions.The neighbouring village of Perama celebrates the feast day of Saint Panteleimon every 27 July with music, horses taking the lead role and large crowds. On the eve of the 15th of August, the island celebrates even more. Locals and visitors start walking during the night to get to the church of Agiassos. Many also spend the night in the churchyard. On 6 September, a feast with live music, food and traditional dancing is organised in the port of Evriaki to honour the miracle in pre-Christian times.
Aeolis is located a short distance from picturesque villages with welcoming squares where you'll never go hungry: Perama. The port for the villages of Gera. The chimneys of its stone buildings are a living reminder of the industrial development of this port town. Palaiokipos. Located at an altitude of 150 m and with the many gardens that gave this village its name. Here you'll find the house in which Khair ad Din, better known as Barbarossa, was born in 1475. Barbarossa was an admiral of the Ottoman Empire and a privateer. Papados. Traditional houses and manors grace this lively village. Don't miss the Vrana Olive Press Museum built in 1887 by Nikolaos Vranas, Greek poet Odysseas Elytis's grand-father. Mesagros. A minaret with a Christian cross and a bakery with paintings by Theofilos await visitors in this picturesque village. Skopelos. If you get tired crossing the charming village paths, relax at one of the the small traditional cafés. You will be enchanted by its main square.