Pomegranate Cottage is in a unique position in the heart of historic Molyvos yet with shops, bars and tavernas on its doorstep and the beach and lively harbour only 5 minutes' walk away. The house is refurbished to excellent modern standards and very well equipped, yet retains the charm of a traditional Molyvos town house. Watch the sun go down from the fabulous vine-draped terrace (seats 8), which enjoys breathtaking views of the coast, or relax in the shade of the downstairs walled garden with its orange and pomegranate trees (barbeque). Lovely views from all the spacious rooms which have both style and simplicity. Ideally suited to friends or families sharing with a bathroom upstairs and downstairs and plenty of room to chill out.! Quiet and peaceful low season, pretty lively at height of summer.
Guest Comments:'Your house is so lovely. You paid so much attention to detail and results are amazing.'
'We have enjoyed every single minute here, so beautiful, perfection!'
The Island and further notes about the house.: Lesbos is Greece's third largest island with dramatic mountain scenery and a landscape of olive groves and pine forests with the occasional monastery. It is a great place for walking, bird watching, relaxing on the beach and enjoying some of the best food in Greece. There are several thermal baths on the island including one at Eftalou just outside Molivos. The capital Mytilene is an interesting city to explore with museums and art galleries and a beautiful cathedral. The east of the island is characterised by lunar landscape and the fascinating petrified forest while Eressos, Sigri and Plomari are charming towns with pleasant beaches.
Please note: We will leave kitchen basics for our guests to use. We would appreciate it if anything which is used up is replaced. There is also a video recorder in the study/baby room with a selection of videos (mainly for children) which you are welcome to use. Please leave everything in the house for others to enjoy!
Transport.: There is a reasonably good bus service across the island, especially between Molyvos and Mytilini and May to September there is a regular bus service along the coast from Molivos to Petra and Anaxos. There is a taxi rank just outside the town.
There is a large port in Mytilini with daily sailings to Athens (about 9 hours). Domestic flights to Athens take about 45 minutes (Aegean and Olympic Airways).
Direct charter flights from the UK (Gatwick and Manchester) are from May to Mid October on Saturdays (currently operated by Monarch and bookable with Travel Republic). Otherwise you have to fly via Athens (Easyjet, Aegean and British Airways. There are also direct flights from Holland, Norway and Germany
We can book a taxi for you (approx 75 euros) or some charter flights offer bus transfer to Molivos or you can hire a car.
Trips.: There is a very good book on walks in the area (in the house) which are particularly enjoyable in the early and late season.
Bird watching is superb in spring and autumn and Molyvos is about half an hour from the gulf of Kalloni where many interesting birds can be spotted (120 seen by guests!). Mountain bikes can be hired locally and for the less energetic donkey treks (often quite hilarious) can be arranged with local travel agents- usually into the nearby hills and ending up at a taverna. The swimming is good everywhere and you can snorkel around the rocks off Molyvos. Serious beach bums might prefer to idle the day away at the nearby larger sandy beaches of Petra and Anaxos. Boat trips along the coast with swimming and barbeque are wonderfully relaxing.