Take a week off during the Winter season and Lesvos will transform you. A visit to the hot springs and the Hamam spots on the island will rejuvenate you. White snowed red roofs, rural sceneries, the fireplace ready and the best local kafeneio food you can have. Get lost in the old market of Mytilene where you can find old treasures. Come participate in the celebrations of “Apokries” – Lent in the villages of Antissa, Agia Paraskevi, Mesotopos and Agiaso and don’t miss the “Koudounatous” tradition where villagers from Mesotopos dress up from head to toe in sheep bells that they ring by moving their bodies so as to ward off evil spirits as they call upon the earth to “wake up” and bear its fruit. Collect olives and taste the gold of Lesvos on a freshly homemade bread with oregano. Be a part of our Upcycled Xmas celebrations and feel the sense of community and the spirit of giving.
To Do ...in winter
Lesvos is rich in natural beauty, hot springs, caves and waterfalls that are at their peak in winter!
Visit the churches, chapels, and monasteries that are rich in history, architecture and art!
Observe the traditional architectural structures in the villages as you walk along the cobblestone pathways.
You mustn’t miss the opportunity to visit the museums, archaeological sites and art galleries, or take a tour of the traditional mansions in different parts of the island.
In winter, carnival season is a popular time of year when we celebrate traditions such as the «Koudounatos of Lesvos»
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