Car rental in Lesvos Crete
Lesvos is an island at the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the third largest in Greece after Crete and Evia and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. It has about 85,000 permanent residents and is located near Turkey within about 10 km. The capital of the island is Mytilene, located in the southeastern part of the island. The University of the Aegean is based in Mytilene, with about 28,000 permanent residents. The University of the Aegean has departments in other islands such as Rhodes and Chios but its headquarters are at the capital of Lesvos. The island of Lesvos looks like a triangle. More specifically Lesvos presents a morphological variety as it combines mountainous areas and lowlands. A Characteristic of the island are the two bays, the gulf of Kalloni which is the largest and Gera. With a car rental in Lesvos you can explore the island.
Sights of Lesvos
The top attraction of Lesvos is its natural beauty. At the western part of the island you can find the “Petrified Forest of Lesvos”. It is the second largest petrified forest after Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. It was created by intense volcanic activity about 20 million years ago. A series of physicochemical reactions that have taken place, have resulted in the fossilization of the tree trunks. The Petrified forest has been declared as a “Preserved Monument of Nature”. In Lesvos, due to the intense seismic and volcanic activity that existed millions of years ago, fissures, waterfalls, canyons and hot springs have been created, that give the island unique beauty. Unique natural monuments that are increasingly attracting tourists.
Local products of Lesvos
The traditional products that stand out in Lesvos are wine, ouzo, olive oil and honey. You should not miss fish and shellfish from the gastronomy of Lesvos. Local recipes based on squid, shrimp, octopus can be found in all the taverns of the island. The variety of appetizers will impress you and in combination with the local ouzo, will satisfy your taste requirements.
Transportation at Lesvos
The island of Lesvos is accessible either by air or by ferry. Lesvos Airport is located in the southeastern part of the island, just 8 kilometers south of Mytilene. The airport has its name from the Greek poet Odysseas Elytis and is also called Mytilene “Odysseas Elytis” (MJT) airport. All year round there are domestic flights such as from Athens, Thessaloniki and the Aegean islands such as Rhodes, Chios, Samos and Limnos. During the summer season, due to the increased tourism activity, flights from abroad such as Vienna, Amsterdam, London and Brussels are operated.
There are two harbors in Lesvos. The largest port in Lesvos and the one with the largest number of ferry lines is also located in the island’s capital, Mytilene. From the port of Mytilene there are ferry lines connecting the island with Thessaloniki, Limnos, Chios and the second port of the island Mithimna. Mytilene also serves ferry lines with Turkey, namely Ayvali and Dekeli.
You can use a taxi or a bus to reach the airport or port of Mytilene, but car hire seems to be the best option. You can also rent a car from Lesvos Airport.
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