Lesvos Island – Greece

From Mitilini (capital city of the island) port to the bus station there is a bus which starts few minutes after arrival of ferry. I took the ferry (12hrs, slow one) from Athens. This bus is free of charge. The bus to Molivos from Mitilini starts at 9:00am at every 2hrs till 15:00hrs. The journey is about 2hrs for 60kms since the route is up the mountains. The cost for one person is 6.20euros.
In the ferry to Mitilini I took the deck ticket and it costs 27euros. Well, I would not suggest the sun deck during the night time. It gets too cold and you need lot of measures to keep yourself warm.

Are you a traveler interested in camping. Then head to Molivos in Lesovs Island, the 3rd largest Greek Island. The rent per person is 5euros and rent for tent is 7.5euros per night. I made my first ever tent here. If you are interested in meeting new people and talking to them, you can do so here. Dont disturb families since they would prefer privacy but starting a conversation with other campers is pretty easy.
It was so hot during the day I slept for most part of the time and from evening till night went around towns to the mountains & to the beaches.
There are amazing scenery and one should not miss them.
When going up one of the mountain I had scariest experience. I was almost on top and just few meters seperated me from top. Suddenly one eagle got into the sky from somewhere. Then there was a group of them flying and making sounds. It was very similar experience to watching the movie birds. To prevent further intrusion into their area and be attacked I ran few meters down. I do not know what would have happened if I continued climbing towards top still more.

But from castle above and from beaches below I had some amazing shots for picture.
Sunset shots:
Sunset 1
Sunset 2
Sunset 3

If you want to go around the island one can rent motorbikes and cars. Also, dont miss out food in small place called FRIENDS. Its more like a fast food joint. Try kebab pita and Greek salad with ouzo anywhere in Greece.
There are other traditional hotels where one can fill stomach with some nice food.

This cat near the port, dont know whether it was checking the depth for jumping down the wall. It was pretty high and it would have been terrible. After few minutes it looked like the cat was enjoying the view below. Maybe it was a smart cat!
And it looked straight into the lens as if trying to tell me something.

The other view from the castle is just beyond words.

Greece is also famous for donkey treks. Unfortunately it did not happen when I was there on the island. Its not a long journey but one need not know how to ride a donkey. But it would have definitely been fun.

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