These are Lesvos’ favorite beaches
Those seeking excitement, water sports, access to services and tavernas, will want to head to one of the more developed beaches like Vatera, where the long, wide, sandy beach and crystal clear waters attract many visitors from all over the island. Petra is another good choice, where the small islands of St George and Psira just off the coast provide the setting for one of the most beautiful sunsets. And, of course, Skala Eressos, another long, sandy beach and yet another great spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset and enjoy some local ouzo at a waterfront taverna. Or you can try Tsamakia in Mytilene, Anaxos near Petra, Skalla Kalloni, Sigri and of course the beach of Molyvos which stretches far till the end of the bay – a must for a naturalist.If you prefer peace and quiet or a romantic secluded spot, the choices are almost endless. For example, one of the nine interlinked coves at Eftalou can most likely be exclusively yours. Find your own magic spot at Faneromeni, Ligonari, Tsilia, Achladeri, Podaras, Chrousos, Tsichlionta, Ancient Antissa, Tsichranta, Yeni Limani, Palios, Aghios Ermogenis, Skala Baltziki (Nees Kydonies), Kayia, Nyfida, Melinta, Tarti, Pedi, Evriaki, Skala Mystegnon. And if you walk, cycle or sail around the island, you’ll probably find a beach we haven’t named yet. Feel free to do so.
North and Central Lesvos
- Molivos beach. Blue flag. Pebbles on the shore, sand inside the sea. Organized. Further along the same coast the beach becomes sandy (Psiriara Beach).
- Eftalou beach. Blue flag. Pebbles on the shore, crystal clear waters, rough bottom inside, appropriate for snorkeling and scuba diving.
- Petra long sandy beach. There are taverns, cafes and shops just across on the main road.
- Anaxos. Long sandy beach with a view to Molyvos. Little taverns, coffee bars and shops just across it on the coastal road.
- Avlaki. Small beach with seaweed and sand. Rough sea bottom. One tavern on the beach with a view to Molyvos.
- Kagia. Blue flag. Pebbled beach. Rough sea bottom. Taverns and cafes on the shore.
- Tsonia. Red sand. Organized. Taverns and cafes on the beach.
- Pedi. Black sand. Part of it is organized. One tavern nearby.
- Aspropotamos. Sandy beach. A few shops nearby.
- Kamila. White sand, shallow emerald green waters. Remote.
- Ambelia. Sand. One tavern. Remote.
- Tsichrada. Sand. A couple of taverns.
- Skala Kalloni in the Gulf of Kalloni. Long sandy beach. Lots of sea shells on the sea bottom. Restaurants, coffee bars and shops on the beach.
- Kalo Limani. Sand beach with shallow waters. One tavern on the coastal road.
- Gavathas. Long sandy beach with shallow waters.
- Lapsarna. Remote.
- Sigri. Sandy beach close to the village. Taverns on the coastal road.
- Faneromeni. Black sand, pebbleds and emerald green waters.
- Eresos. Golden sand. Organized. Lots of taverns, bars and shops on the beach.
- Chroussos. Thick sand. A bit remote. One tavern on the beach.
- Podaras. Sand. Remote.
- Tavari. Sand and pebbleds. Part of it is organized.
East and South Lesvos
- Skala Mistegnon. Pebbled beach. Organized with taverns and shops on the coastal road.
- Skala Neon Kidonion. Pebbled beach.
- Tsamakia. Bellow the Castle of Mytilene. Organized.
- Kratigos. Along the coast to the Airport. Pebbled beach with bars, restaurants and shops along the way.
- Charamida. Sand. Organized with taverns and shops on the beach.
- Agios Ermogenis. Small sandy beach with emerald green waters and a tavern on the shore.
- Kanoni. Thin sand mixed with seaweed. Shallow sea.
- Skala Polichnitou. Sand. Organized with taverns and shops on the beach.
- Nifida. Grey sand and pebbles. Blue flag. Taverns on the coastal road.
- Vatera. The longest beach of the island. Grey sand and little pebbles. Organized. Taverns and coffee bars on the beach.
- Melinda. Grey sand.
- Tarti. Small beach with clear emerald green waters and sand. A few taverns on the beach.
- Evriaki. Sandy beach on the Gulf of Gera.
- Drota. Remote. Grey sand and pebbles.
- Agios Isidoros. Little pebbles. Part of it is organized.