Come before high season and walk or drive up to the Kastro, a Byzantine-Genoese fortified castle, for a hypnotic view down the tiers of red-tile roofs to the glittering sea. At dawn the sky begins to light up from behind the mountains of Asia Minor, casting silver streaks through the placid water as weary night fishermen come in. Purple wisteria vines shelter the lanes that descend from the castle and pass numerous Turkish fountains, some still in use.
- Address: Above town, Molyvos, Lesbos, 81108
- Phone: 22530/71803
- Cost: €2
- Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8–3
- Location: Molyvos