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Walking the slopes below the castle

a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

A path beckons us to explore the warren of lanes and steps that line the hills beneath Molyvos Castle

 

a building and steps in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a house in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a house in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a red entrance gate to a house in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a lane of steps in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

blue doors in a wall at a house in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

Rustic stone buildings in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a rustic stone building in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a building in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos

 

a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a house in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

 

entrance to the grounds of Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos Lesvos

An open gate entices us into the wildflower-filled grounds of Agios Theoktisti Church

 

big pine tree on a patio in front of Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos on Lesvos

A pine tree provides a spot of shade on the grounds in front of Agios Theoktisti Church

 

the grounds of Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos on Lesvos

From the shade of the pine tree, a glance down the hill, toward the entrance gate to the church grounds

 

Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos Lesvos

View of the red-domed chapel from the large stone patio out front

 

Icon above the front door to Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos Lesvos

An icon of Agios Theoktisti, painted above the church entrance

 

Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos

Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos on Lesvos island

Above: two sides views of Agios Theoktisti Church

 

a street behind Agios Theoktisti Church in Molyvos on Lesvos island

A peek up the street behind Agios Theoktisti Church

 

the municipal park in Molyvos on Lesvos island

the municipal park in Molyvos on Lesvos island

the municipal park in Molyvos on Lesvos island

Above: Three photos of the municipal park, a soothing, quiet oasis of grassy slopes and tall pine trees

 

a house in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

steps in a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

 

door at a house in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

Agia Kiriaki Church in Molyvos Lesvos

an icon above the entrance to Agia Kiriaki Church in Molyvos Lesvos

Agia Kiriaki Church in Molyvos Lesvos

Agia Kiriaki Church in Molyvos Lesvos

Agia Kiriaki Church in Molyvos Lesvos

Above: Views of the exterior of Agia Kiriaki Church. The building was locked on the evening we passed by, so we couldn’t take a look inside

 

an old house in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

 

 

an old house in Molyvos

 

houses in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

views from a hillside lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

views from a hillside lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

Above: Views from a lane high up the hillside

 

flight of stone steps on a hillside in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a hillside lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

sea view from a hillside lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

view toward the Basilica of Taxiarchis in Molyvos Lesvos

View toward the Basilica of Taxiarchis (top), a large parish church positioned directly below the Castle of Molyvos

 

entrance gate to the Basilica of Taxiarchis in Molyvos Lesvos

The entrance gate and belltower at the Basilica of Taxiarchis

 

inscription above the entrance gate to the Basilica of Taxiarchis in Molyvos Lesvos

Inscription on a marble plaque above the entrance gate to the Basilica of Taxiarchis

 

 

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