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About MOLIVOS (Mithymna)


Eftalou Beach
Molivos, Lesvos Island
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Molivos (or Mithymna) at the northern tip of Lesvos is arguably the most beautiful village of the island with its picturesque harbour dominated by the castle and tiers of red-tiled stone houses climbing up the slopes away from the blue sea. At night, the flood lit castle turns the harbour into one of the most romantic places on earth, perfect for a special dinner-for-two. Molivos, the capital of the Province, and the contiguous villages of Skala Sykamnias, Sykamnia, Lepetymnos, Argenos, Vafios and rural area of Eftalou comprise the present Municipality of Mithymna.

Panoramic views of Molivos (Mithymna)

According to mythology, Mithymna was one of the five daughters of the mythical King Makara. During the middle ages Mithymna takes on the name Molyvos or Molivos. The writing of Molyvos with an iota (i) could be considered the proper way to spell the name, if we were to accept the assumption that the stem of the word is the West European periphrastic denomination Mont d' olives (mountain of olives). The traditional architecture of the town reflects the modus vivendi and social life styles of the past. In 1965 the competent authorities put a preservation order on the entire settlement of Molyvos (Mithymna), thus declaring it a protected town.

The Byzantine Castle of Molivos

Mithymna owns an archaeological collection with impressive findings from the surrounding area, and a library with a collection of over ten thousand volumes and manuscripts. In the past, music was the beloved activity of the Mithymnian people. Arion was a brilliant poet who set music to verses like no other. Zeus, Dionysos and Hercules were especially worshipped. Virgile mentions that the grapes of Mithymna were unequalled in their aroma and nectars.

The Main Beach of Molivos with OLIVE PRESS Restaurant at right...

Since 1960, tourist development has played a critical role in the life and evolution of Molyvos. Every year a significant number of cultural events and conferences, both national and international, are held in Molyvos. Art exhibitions, lectures, theatrical performances and folklore events are held in the town. Apart from the tourist industry, the local inhabitants also work in the fishing, olive cultivation, cattle-breeding and farming sector.

The Hot Springs of Eftalou

A carefree, cheerful life...
A cool breeze blows by the blue sea in the morning...
Serenity in the late afternoon...
The golden sunrise...
Fishing boats and nets at the stone port...
Merry-making at night, in the starlit town...
Pegeantry during the festive nights under the illuminated castle...
He who drinks the water, forgets it not and returns...

The long pebble beaches of Eftalou near Molivos