Lesbos, Greece

Lesbos, Greece

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 94 vacation rentals near Lesbos. From 41 houses to 26 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lesbos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

There's a whole lot to love about Lesbos

Situated in the Northern Aegean Sea just off the Turkish coast, Lesbos is known for its natural beauty, as well as its ouzo, the anise-flavored liquor synonymous with Greek life. This lush, green island is different than some of Greece's rockier spots, and much of it has remained untouched by tourism. It's possible to find a Lesbos vacation rental that makes you feel like you're truly set away from it all, all while being an easy drive from one of the picturesque port towns, full of traditional tavernas and local markets.

Prep your tastebuds for an endless flow of ouzo

Lesbos, also called Lesvos, offers much to do, both in and out of its charming port towns. Its capital, Mytilini Town, is lively and colorful, filled with ouzeries that can't be missed—Lesbos produces half the ouzo sold worldwide! Visit the northwest town of Molyvos, where old stone houses line winding lanes, promising sea views. Spend your days birdwatching, or hiking and cycling between villages. Better yet, kick back in the therapeutic hot springs, and cap off every perfect day in a charming Lesbos vacation rental. Complete, of course, with a locally made bottle of famous ouzo.

Some Greeks can see Turkey from their house!

Much of Lesbos is best enjoyed by taking in the sights and sounds of Greek life, but the island also offers museums and cultural activities, too. Visit the Teriade Museum or the Theophilos Museum, both of which boast expansive art collections. Explore the Byzantine-Genoese Castle, a 14th-century fortress guarding the town of Molyvos and offering views across the sea to Turkey. Visit the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, as well as the forest itself, for a look into what volcanic activity can create in an instant.

"Perfectly pleasant" should be the island's unofficial motto

The weather in Lesbos is most appealing from April through November, with the summer months serving as the island's peak travel season. July and August are the hottest and driest months, which means the best conditions for swimming, but they also line up with the busiest time of year to visit. It's best to avoid winter in Lesbos, when the weather turns cold and rainy, particularly in January and February. Spring and fall are perfect seasons to book your Lesbos vacation rental, thanks to warm, pleasant days and smaller crowds.

Bring your bathing suit and your binoculars, baby

Lesbos is Greece's third-largest island, and its terrain is rugged and diverse. The island is home to over 11 million olive trees, and features thickly forested mountains that you won't find on all of Greece's islands. But there are desert-like plains, too, as well as sandy beaches along the coasts and salt marshes found in the middle of the island. The island is home to almost 300 bird species, but it's possible that the island's natural hot springs are the best highlight of all. On Lesbos, you'll find some of the naturally warmest mineral waters in all of Europe.