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Lesvos island news and views

Lesvos is located in the north-eastern Aegean close to the Turkish mainland. Lesvos is the third largest Greek island after Crete and Evia and has its own airport. Lesvos has strong cultural traditions and is quietly impressive. The main tourist attractions of Lesvos are the beautiful varied landscape, the picturesque hill villages and some splendid beaches.

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Refugee crisis hits Lesvos

Greek islands hit by the refugee crisis are to get some help to tempt tourists back for their annual holidays. The impact of the migrant crisis has had a big impact on tourist numbers for some Greek islands, especially those along the Turkish coastline.

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Ouzo festival cheer on Lesvos

Holiday visitors to the Greek Islands of Lesvos have been enjoying the taste of ouzo in what has been dubbed the 'ouzo capital of Greece' - the Lesvos Ouzo Fest.

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Ancient trees found on Lesvos

Visitors to the site of a petrified forest on Lesvos may soon have new exhibits to wonder at after new examples of fossilised tree trunks were unearthed.

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Lesvos the Magaluf of Greece

The Greek holiday island of Lesvos was once the 'Magaluf' of ancient Greece, famous for sex tourism and the exotic beauty of its women, according to a new BBC TV documentary.

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Magical streets of Lesvos

Greek villages are typically a maze of backstreets and alleyways overlooked by balconies brimming with bougainvillaea and dotted with potted geraniums

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Greek Island for sale

Fancy buying a private Greek Island for an extra special Christmas present? One of the most beautiful islands in Greece is up for sale and it's located off the popular Greek holiday island of Lesvos in the north Aegean.

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Women's festival on Lesvos

Lesvos will welcome over 1,000 women from all over the world at the two-week International Eressos Women's Festival 2014 that is launched on the island every September.

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Lesvos forest heritage bid

The remarkable petrified forest of Lesvos, the largest such site in Europe and of international scientific significance, could be in for a world ranking heritage award.

lesvos beach street festival
Lesvos beach street festival

Holiday visitors to the Greek island of Lesvos located in the north-east Aegean can enjoy a weekend beach street festival in August that features urban graffiti and music.

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Lesvos ferry routes cut

Greek island holiday visitors hoping to catch a ferry to Lesvos will have to think again. Ferry operator NEL Lines has axed services to many north Aegean islands just as the main tourist holiday season gets under way.

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A taste of lesvos

Greek island hotels are to promote the 'Greek Breakfast' to help promote local products to tourists. It follows a successful events on the Greek Island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean and on Corfu in the western Ionian.

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Lesvos marina deal

Any regular visitor to the Greek Islands will know there is little love lost between Greece and its close neighbour Turkey. Military boats and planes regularly patrol waters and airspace between the two countries. But, in a rare example of cooperation . . .

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Reflections on Lesvos

Scatterlight Donkeys & Foxballs Ice Cream is a book of photos and stories from Lesvos by Julie Smit and Jan van Lent with artwork by Jeroen Koster. Dutch residents of Molyvos, Julie Smit and Jan van Lent, clearly love the Greek island of Lesvos . . .

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Lesvos geopark award

A 20 million-year-old forest on Lesvos holiday island has been declared the top European Geopark for 2011-2014. The Petrified Forest of Lesvos is considered an ideal example of how to run a geopark, according to . . .

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Gay snub for Greeks

Gay tourists are giving Greek Island holidays the thumbs down, according to the latest research into the Greek beach holiday tourism market. Greek island holidays on Lesbos and Mykonos beaches have been popular destinations with the gay . . .

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Olive press events

Holidaymakers on Lesvos can drop into a series of cultural events at the end of July to mark the centenary of the birth of Nobel Literature Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis. Elytis, born Odysseas Alepoudelis in 1911 in Heraklion, Crete . . .

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