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The 10 Best Hotels In Lesbos, Greece
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The 10 Best Hotels In Lesbos, Greece

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The Greek island of Lesbos has been the birthplace of many famous artists. Its cultural importance is by far the strongest trait of its identity and that reflects in the area of hospitality: boutique hotels and traditional guesthouses are the norm here. The majority are family owned and they offer a more personalized service, in accordance with Greek hospitality. Below we have selected ten of the best places to stay in the island of the poets.

Theofilos Paradise Boutique Hotel

A high end boutique hotel, Theofilos is the number one choice of those looking for all the comforts and facilities of a modern hotel combined with the charms of a boutique experience. This fully restored, traditional mansion is located near many important sites and amenities of the picturesque port town of Mytilene . The ample rooftop terrace boasts a wonderful rooftop bar, and there is even a small rooftop swimming pool to enjoy during the hot Summer months.

7, Skra str, Hatzidimitriou Park, Mytilene Lesvos, +0030-22510 43300

Heliotrope Boutique

Heliotrope Boutique hotel is a more conventional choice to satisfy a wide range of summer visitors: stunning seaside views, a generous swimming pool, clean modern rooms and spacious lounges soak this place in luxury. This is the perfect accommodation for families with children and those who want to have the option to soak up some sun. Heliotrope is only 3 km away from the town of Mytilene, offering a great balance between town amenities and the serenity of a seaside location.

Vigla Varias, Mytilene, Lesbos, tel: +30 22510 45857

Skala Kallonis village
Skala Kallonis village | © Ian Gratton/Flickr

Imerti Resort Hotel

This luxury resort is perfect for those looking for a fuss-free holiday, while having access to all the modern hotel facilities: swimming pool with heated whirlpool, sun deck with umbrellas, a playground for the children and all the extras that come with luxury accommodation. The fishing village of Skala Kallonis offers a variety of local tavernas and bars, as well as options for nature and family activities. Ideal for families with children.

Skala Kalonis, Mytilene, Lesbos, (+30) 22530 28028

Pyrgos of Mytilene

Meaning “the Tower” in Greek, Pyrgos is a historic belle epoch building in the main town of Mytilene. It has been fully restored to a high standard, and it offers 12 luxurious rooms with sea, garden or city views. The quaint rooms create an ambience of sweet nostalgia and old-school vacationing, just as people preferred it back in 1916 when the Tower was built. Home made Greek breakfast with fresh local ingredients is offered at the grandiose dining room. This is not a hotel for those looking for a sun lounger by the pool, but rather targets those interested in the cultural identity and history of the places they visit.

El Venizelou 49, Mytilene, Lesvos, +0030-22510 25.069

The yard of Panagia Glykofiloussa, the spectacular church in Petra
The yard of Panagia Glykofiloussa, the spectacular church in Petra | © Jonathan Lundqvist/Flickr
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Archontiko Petras 1821 B&B

Archontiko Petras is a 5* quality B&B that comprises five luxurious rooms overlooking the famous church of Panagia in the traditional seaside village of Petra. This magnificent stone house, which is decorated like an old mansion, appeals to the lovers of accommodation with character. Each room is unique, as they are all given ancient Greek female names like Electra and Aphrodite to display their individuality. The breakfasts are just as exclusive,serving local delicacies such as hand-made loukoumades and home-made marmalades.

Petra, Greece, +(30)-22510 46681

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Aumkara Apartments

In the “alternative” Skala Eresou, Aumkara Apartments offer good value, wholesome accommodation. The apartments boast a perfect location right in front the beach of Skala and they have private balconies with sea views. Accommodation in this laid back hotel has its perks, such as a roof terrace with sofas and beautiful valley views, a library of English and German books, and even a vegetable and herb garden! There is a daily housecleaning service to ensure apartments are kept to a high cleanliness standard.

Skala Eresou, tel +30 22530 53190

Dining by the sea in Molyvos
Dining by the sea in Molyvos | © Jean-François Renaud/Flickr
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Captain’s View House

Why go for a room when you can rent the whole house? Captain’s View House is located in the heart of picturesque Molyvos and close to grocery shops and the hustle and bustle of the village. This is a perfectly restored traditional house with tastefully decorated interiors, offering breath-taking views of the Molyvos bay and the village from its high balconies. It is ideal for large families with children or big groups.

Molyvos, Lesbos, +30 694 412 1297

Art Lesbos Villas

In the quiet village of Pirgi Thermis, Art Lesbos Villas offers a number of traditional, fully equipped houses with beautiful sea views . All the villas are detached, and each has a unique exterior design and a private garden. They are suitable for 2-6 people, depending on the size of the villa. Some even have a fireplace to accommodate the needs of visitors in Winter. You can pamper yourself at the Thermal Spa of Thermi, located a short distance away.

Main Street, Pyrgi Thermis, +0030 22510 28633

Sapho Square, Eressos
Sapho Square, Eressos | © Sarah/Flickr
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Eressos Villas amazing Rose Garden House

The Eressos Village Rose Garden House is a magnificent 100 year old, two floor, three-bedroom traditional village house, fully renovated and benefiting from a large flowery garden. The Rose Garden House is the ideal setting for a very relaxing holiday anytime of the year can can accommodate up to six people.

Eressos

Aphrodite

Located near the popular village of Molyvos, Aphrodite boasts a very privileged location being only 50 meters away from its own private beach.This hotel offers all the standard hotel facilities including a swimming pool, taverna on the beach, hotel bar, tennis court and sauna. The excellent room service and warm Greek hospitality has made Aphrodite a popular destination for visitors in Lesbos.

Resort of Molyvos, Lesbos, +30 2253 071725