NADIA of Molivos
Molivos (Mithymna) | A virtual tour
Molivos (or Mithymna) at
the northern tip of Lesvos is arguably the most beautiful village of
the island with its picturesque harbour dominated by the castle and
tiers of red-tiled stone houses climbing up the slopes away from the
blue sea. At night, the flood lit castle turns the harbour into one of
the most romantic places on earth, perfect for a special
Views of Molivos with APARTMENTS NADIA at pointer
Molivos, the capital of
the Province, and the contiguous villages of Skala Sykamnia, Sykamnia,
Lepetymnos, Argenos, Vafios and rural area of Eftalou comprise the
present Municipality of Mithymna. According to mythology, Mithymna was
one of the five daughters of the mythical King Makara. During the
middle ages Mithymna takes on the name Molivos or Molyvos. The writing
of Molivos with an iota (i) could be considered the proper way to
spell the name, if we were to accept the assumption that the stem of
the word is the West European periphrastic denomination Mont d' olives
(mountain of olives).
Molivos bay with its awarded EU Blue Flag Beach
architecture of the town reflects the modus vivendi and social life
styles of the past. In 1965 the competent authorities put a
preservation order on the entire settlement of Molivos (Mithymna),
thus declaring it a protected town. Mithymna owns an archaeological
collection with impressive findings from the surrounding area, and a
library with a collection of over ten thousand volumes and
In the past, music was
the beloved activity of the Mithymnian people. Arion was a brilliant
poet who set music to verses like no other. Zeus, Dionysos and
Hercules were especially worshipped. Virgile mentions that the grapes
of Mithymna were unequalled in their aroma and nectars.
Molivos' picturesque fishing port
Since 1960, tourist
development has played a critical role in the life and evolution of
Molivos. Every year a significant number of cultural events and
conferences, both national and international, are held in Molivos. Art
exhibitions, lectures, theatrical performances and folklore events are
held in the town.
Apart from the tourist
industry, the local inhabitants also work in the fishing, olive
cultivation, cattle-breeding and farming sector.
A carefree, cheerful
A cool breeze blows by the blue sea in the morning...
Serenity in the late afternoon...
The golden sunrise...
Fishing boats and nets at the stone port...
Merry-making at night, in the starlit town...
Pegeantry during the festive nights under the illuminated castle...
He who drinks the water, forgets it not and returns...
APARTMENTS & STUDIOS NADIA
Att: Nadia Kostaki
Molivos, Lesvos Island TK-81108, GREECE
TEL: +30-22530-71345, MOB.: +30-6942816409
| URL: www.apartmentsnadia-molivos.com