Lesvos is the third largest Island in Greece
and the largest in the Aegean and is a very popular destination for hiring a car. It is very close to the coast of Turkey
and ferry boats can take tourists to the mainland on day trips.
Lesvos offers a mix of road conditions that can vary depending on your location. Here's an overview of what to expect:
Quiet Roads: Lesvos, especially in less densely populated areas and outside of the main towns like Mytilene, can have quieter roads, particularly if you venture into more remote or rural parts of the island. These areas may provide a peaceful driving experience, with less traffic.
Mountainous Terrain: Lesvos is known for its diverse landscapes, and some areas feature mountainous terrain. While the island is not as mountainous as some other Greek islands, you may encounter hilly and winding roads, particularly as you explore the interior of the island. These roads can be scenic but may require careful driving, especially on steep and winding sections.
Coastal Roads: Lesvos boasts stunning coastal roads with picturesque views of the Aegean Sea. These roads can be some of the most enjoyable for driving, offering a mix of smooth coastal routes and elevated sections with panoramic views.
Mytiline International Airport
is five miles south of the island’s capital Mytilene, so collect your hire car and you only have a short drive. The airport also accepts year-round scheduled domestic flights together with a flight from Larnaca
There is so much to see on the island of Lesvos, and that is before you get to the beach! Hire a car and visit the stunning Roman aqueduct or tour the twelve churches which are on the UNESCO endangered sites list.