Though Lesvos offers its fair share of tacky souvenirs, visitors can find some gems in Mitilini or Molivos. Popular buys include graviera cheese, Ouzo Wine, leather goods, ceramics, jewellery, woven goods and interesting folk art.


Though Lesvos isn't a renowned party destination, it has enough bars, clubs and tavernas to satisfy travellers looking for a night out. Most of the action takes place around the waterfront, where a good mix of establishments ensures that younger and older crowds will find appealing spots. The hilltop Byzantine castle occasionally hosts music and drama performances, providing a very special setting for night-time entertainment. Lesvos is also a great stop for gay and lesbian couples.