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Lesvos (??????), also spelled Lesbos, is the third biggest island in Greece, after Evoia and Crete. Located in the Aegean Sea, it belongs to the prefecture of Lesvos along with islands Limnos (??????) and Agios Efstratios (????? ??????????).
The capital city of Lesvos is Mytilene (????????).
The Ancient Greek poet Sappho, whose erotic poems gave rise to the word lesbian, was born in Eressos (??????) in the South-Western part of Lesvos.
The island is served by Odysseas Elytis (???????? ??????) airport, named for the 20th century Greek poet of the same name, which is located in the far South-East of the island, around 8km South of Mytilene. Flights run regularly to/from Athens, Thessaloniki, Chios and Limnos. Internationally, the island is a popular holiday destination so is served by regular charter flights.
The island is also connected with the mainland and other islands by ship. Many major companies offer routes between Lesvos and Athens. The main shipping company is NEL Lines (http://www.nel.gr).
lesvos.gr (http://www.lesvos.gr) - Prefectural Authority of Lesvos
lesvos.com (http://www.lesvos.com) - Tourist Information
lesvosonline.gr (http://www.lesvosonline.gr) - Tourist Information