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Sights on the hills above the harbour

houses and buildings on a hill in Molyvos on Lesvos island

Houses and commercial buildings on hills northwest of the Molyvos castle. Many of the photos that appear below were shot while we strolled along lanes and roads here; other photos were snapped in a neighbourhood  just a bit beyond the upper left area visible in this picture .

 

a mansion in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a restored mansion in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a cobblestone lane in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

a cat sitting outside a house in Molyvos on Lesvos island

 

an old stone house in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

Molivos Tower villa in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

Molivos Tower is a traditional stonehouse villa dating from 1750.  It is now offered as rental accommodations.  The villa website has additional information about the building’s history, along with photos of the interior.

 

an old house in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

spring flowers in a field in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

Spring wildflowers were in full bloom during our late April / early May vacation on Lesvos.  This yard was teeming with flowering plants and bushes.

 

 

 

a mansion in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

Street view of the Heliades vacation townhomes complex 

 

a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a derelict mansion in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

front steps of a derelict mansion in Molyvos on Lesvos island

a derelict mansion in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

Above: Three pictures showing front, side and rear views of a derelict mansion that’s just ripe for restoration

 

a lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

a stone house in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

view from a hillside lane in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

sea view from a hillside in Molyvos on Lesvos island

If the sky had not been hazy with dust from the Sahara desert, the two sea views shown above would have been stunning

 

signage for an archaeological site in Molyvos on Lesvos island

Ministry of Culture sign indicating the fenced-off site of what had been a bathing establishment with marble pools, dating from the 3rd Century B.C. to the 3rd Century A.D. , as well as a cistern and a pear-shaped well dating from the 3rd Century B.C. to the 1st Century B.C.

 

a line of trees at the edge of a field in Molyvos on Lesvos island

A row of trees rise at the edge of a field where we discovered hundreds of curious plants with flowers that reminded me of broccolini. Look closely and you will  see the tall slender stems poking up all over the place).   Below are pics showing the plants at different stages of growth.

 

plants in a field in Molyvos on Lesvos island

plants in a field in Molyvos on Lesvos island

plants in a field in Molyvos on Lesvos island

Above: Photos of plants we found growing by the dozens in a field near the Molyvos cemetery. I thought they might be a variety of Alexanders (horse parsley), but online searches suggested they could be Angelica archangelica.  If you know what they are, please let me know by posting a comment at the end of this post.

 

stone road leading to the cemetery in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

stone road leading to the cemetery in Molyvos town on Lesvos island

The two photos above show the stone road leading to the hilltop cemetery, seen in the two pictures below

the cemetery at Molyvos town on Lesvos island

the cemetery at Molyvos town on Lesvos island

 

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