By sheer coincidence, I came upon one of the most beautiful Greek Aegean villages I have ever visited - Molivos, located in the north of the island of Lesbos. The town is about an hour or so by public bus from Mytilini, and I fell in love with it at the first sight. It's strange to explain why I love Molivos so such: it's a pretty little village with a lively harbour and quaint cobblestone streets, but there is something about this little hillside village that captures my imagination. Instead of just spending a few hours there, I decided to rent a self-catering unit from one of the locals and stay there for one week.

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During the day, I would just visit one of the little cafes on the harbour front and enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the picturesque view of the Aegean right in front of me. While some people might want to unwind themselves while on holidays, I found such views extremely enticing and made my brain cells work faster....

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Village cafe, near my rental apartment in the centre of old town. This reminds me so such of some hill towns in Provence in the mid-1990s before it was overrun by tourists.

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Side entrance to my holiday rental apartment. It was a lovely little flat with a lovely little garden.

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Like all the picturesque hill side towns, Molivos also has a hilltop fortress to complete its postcard-perfect looks.

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One of my favourite afternoon coffee spots on the harbour front, with a great view.

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The thing I like about Molivos is, most of the visitors are Greeks from the mainland, because Lesbos is still relatively unknown to most people outside of Greece. As a result of which, the quality of foreign visitors to Lesbos are much better  and one really gets the opportunity to enjoy Greece like the Greeks do.

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Busy little harbour of Molivos, where fresh seafoods are served at reasonable prices.

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For those who want some sea and sun, the sandy white beach of Petra is just a short bus ride away.


Copyrights 2009. All photos and text by YC Cheng. All Rights Reserved.

 

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  • jo
  • 您好,最近因工作關係必須要查詢要如何從台灣到Island of Lesvos. 但台灣只有飛到希臘的飛機(須轉機),但抵達後要如何到Lesvos島呢?
  • 不好意思,因為您不是痞客邦會員,所以如果我用私密留言模式,您就無法看到我的回答,我只能先使用公開模式回答,請見諒!!

    要從台灣到 Lesvos 其實很簡單,先飛到雅典,然後轉 Aegean Air 或者 Olympic Airways 的班機到 Mytilini。 Mytilini 就是Lesvos 的首府,也是島上機場的所在地。您是要去 Lesvos 島的哪一個部分呢? 從 Lesvos 機場,可以搭公車或者計程車到 Mytilini 市中心的公車總站,那裏就有長途巴士可以到島上其他的地區。如果搭計程車不便宜,因為島上有些地區離 Mytilini 很遠,搭計程車可能會超過200 歐元,可以看看有没有巴士到或者找專業的機場接送業者。

    M40 間諜米格鲁 於 2012/01/05 20:26 回覆

  • goodman
  • 米格魯大大你好
    5/8,我們有8人去土耳其玩,在客棧爬文,得知你有在土國包車旅遊的經驗,我苦於交通接替之不順,有想到包車,自番紅花城包到marmaris,或bodrum再搭船到rhodos島
    所以,想向你請教包車資訊,及bodrum港到rhodos渡輪的網站
    我英文不行,打字又慢,你如有答覆,除在此回應,可否再email給我
    f49510HOTMAIL .com
    謝謝
  • Hello Goodman 大大你好,
    包車一般來說,看所使用車輛的大小與乘客人數,還有所開的距離長短,從每天US$80-US$120的價碼都有;這個價格包括司機,但是不包括油錢,司機的住宿與餐食,以及其他的費用如過路費,停車費等等。通常包車每天的行程是由早上8點到下午5點為止,如果有需要夜間趕路的話,價格需另外計算。

    以你們的行程來說,其實不一定得用到包車不可;如果怕從 Denizli 没有適合的巴士班次到 Marmaris 的話,我會建議包最後那一段從 Pamukkale 到 Marmaris 就好。你們可以在 Marmaris 住一晚;我知道台灣網路上没有多少人在 Marmaris 過夜的經驗,大部分的亞洲客對那邊没有概念,其實 Marmaris 是一個很重要的觀光點,風景挺漂亮的,遠比 Kusadasi 或者 Fethiye 來得有看頭,但是因為没人宣傳,所以在亞洲没有名氣,却是歐洲人很喜歡去的地方;有機會我會寫一些有關 Marmaris 那一帶的景點的文章供人參考。

    從 Bodrum 是有船去 Rhodes, 但是一星期只有2班,而且如果訂位情况不好就會取消,而 Marmaris -Rhodes 五月份每天可能會有兩班船(早上一班,下午一班), 對那些要配合去 Santorini 船班的人會比較方便。
    跑 Bodrum-Rhodes 的船公司網站為:
    http://www.bodrumexpresslines.com/inter.htm

    M40 間諜米格鲁 於 2012/02/06 05:46 回覆