The island of Lesvos is a relatively undiscovered tourist destination with spots of tourist development scattered around the island. The majority of the island is restricted for development due to the protected nature conservation areas. Lesvos has natural resources as well as a rich history and culture.

Facts about Lesvos

Lesvos is the third largest island in Greece. 

Twelve historic churches on the island were listed together on the 2008 World Monuments Fund's Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the world. The churches range in date from the Early Christian Period to the 19th century. 

Lesvos contains one of the few known petrified forests called Petrified Forest of Lesbos and it has been declared a Protected Natural Monument. 

Famous for

  • Ouzo
  • Ladotyri cheese
  • Salted anchovies 
  • Honey
  • Olive oil 

Facts and Figures about Mytilene Airport

Mytilene airport in Lesvos serves international and domestic destinations, attracting mainly Dutch and German tourists.

The catchment area comprises the island of Lesvos (with potential access to Turkey).

Passengers 2015: 0.5 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 6,300
Terminals: 1
Runways: 1

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