Lesbos is located at a very short distance off the Turkish coast. The island is the third largest in Greece and its people traditionally made a living from fishing, farming, making cheese and growing olives, fruit and vegetables.
The island is mountainous with two large peaks, Mt. Lepetymnos and Mt. Olympus, dominating its northern and central sections. The islands volcanic origin is manifested in several hot springs.
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The distinctive rocky, volcanic landscape with its plentiful oak and pine forests is dotted with thermal springs, great examples of Byzantine architecture and stunning beaches are main attraction for tourists.