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Highlights of Molyvos &  Petra

Castle of Molyvos

The Fortress of Mithymna is built of reddish brown trachyte on the ancient remains of the fortification, at the top of a rocky hill where the settlement is stretching. It’s one of the most well maintained castles in the Mediterranean sea.From there you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Aegean sea and learn about the historical battles and ancient life of the village

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Harbour of Molyvos

The picturesque harbour of Molyvos with its fishing boats attracts a lot of visitors who want to taste the best greek dishes and relax under the panorama view of the castle walking around the jetty

Traditional Market of Molyvos

The walk through the village itself is one that should be taken even by those with fears of walking uphill.There are a lot of interesting shops for those addicted to buying, including jewelry stores, boutiques, pastry shops, fruits and vegetable stores, and several fine restaurants and ouzeries that have a view of the coast and the entire valley of Molyvos as well as most of northwestern Lesvos.Recently one narrow street of the market has won the 1st place of “The World’s Most Magical Streets Shaded By Flowers And Trees”

Beach of Petra

This large and well-organized beach is part of a popular tourist resort of Lesvos.It offers many facilities like umbrellas, sun beds, showers and changing cabins. The village itself has hotels, shops, restaurants and bars all very close to the beach and a small main street that has a variety of traditional shops and tourist shops mixed together

The church of Petra

Don’t forget to visit the church of the Virgin Mary on the rock , that overhangs the town of Petra. According to tradition, around 1600 there was a boat that after a tempest moored to the islets across Lesvos.On the boat there was an icon of the Virgin Mary which had disappeared those days. Then, a light appeared on the rock and when the seamen climbed up, they found the icon and took it back with them.This incident happened again, until the seamen decided to build a chapel there in order to accommodate the icon.To get to the church, you must climb 114 carved steps, from where the view is truly spectacular. On August 15, the feast day of the Assumption of Mary, a great festival takes place and large crowds of people go up to the church to kneel before the icon in prayer
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