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Lesvos

Lesvos boasts being the third largest island in Greece (1698 sq. km), the shape resembles a plane leaf. The island is a result of volcanic eruptions; thus giving it a rugged, mountainous and stony morphology.

Enhancing many different contrasts between olive and pine trees, pebble and sandy beaches, traditional houses with cobbled streets against modern houses with paved streets.

Another attracting feature of Lesvos are the hot springs offering one a great relaxing and soothing experience. Polixnitos springs are recommended for the cure of chronic rheumatism, arthritis, scropules, skin diseases, sciatica of the hip joint, muscle pain, illnesses of the womb, lymphatic and gynecological diseases.

Lisvori springs (near polixnitos), healing waters are recommended for rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, gynecological and dermatological ailments.

Thermi springs are recommended for rheumatism, arthritis, bronchitis, kidney and gall gravel, preventions of hear attacks, sugar diabetes, neurasthenia, illnesses of the womb, sciatica of the hip joint, intestinal diseases, bronchial diseases, gynecological complaints and more. Besides the hot springs therapeutic cures it is definitely worth visiting even for a swim.

Lesvos is famous for producing natives who are renowned for excelling in art and literature; Sapho the Poetess, Alkaios the Lyricist, Arion the Sitar player, Terpandros the musician of the ancient times, Odysseus Elytis the Poet ( nobel prize winner), Stratis Myrivillis the Author and Theophilos the Artist.

Legend has it that King Makaras, son of God Sun, immigrated to Lesvos with his 9 children. Five daughters Mytilene, Mythimna, Issa, Antissa and Arisvi and four sons Eressos, kydrolaos, Neadros and Lefkipos. Later on they gave their names to the important towns of Lesvos.