Situated in the heart of the village of Molyvos (also known as Mythimna) is Captain's View, a beautifully restored stone house retaining Molyvos tradition and with an eye for both Greek style and luxurious detail.
Captain's View is a couple of minutes from the 'agora' (market), the bakery and a well stocked grocery. Imagine newly baked bread, croissants or baguettes, fresh fruit, yoghurt and local honey for breakfast on the balcony. The views from the balcony, sitting room and main bedroom make words like 'spectacular', 'awesome', 'magnificent' and 'magic' seem totally inadequate. It's one's private access to a panorama of natural beauty, a wide bay, the harbour with its yachts, small craft and colourful fishing vessels, distant islands and mountains, and just below, the tiles of the old village roofs.
This is a holiday for people who want to imerse themselves in a Greek village but still stay in a quiet area. For self catering (breakfast on the veranda) getting up when one wants. Watching the sunrise (if you are awake) and the sunset from the balcony.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||12:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Molyvos 300 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Mytilene 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
There is parking only five minutes walk away from the house.
. I live in the same village I am always on hand should you need any questions answered.
. For an arrival gift, there is a bottle of water and white / red wine.
There are many different natural environments on the island: scores of virtually untouched coastal fishing villages and beaches which range from golden, black or red sand to pebbles of blazing white quartz; lush mountain river valleys around Aghiasos which is surrounded by chestnut groves; brilliant beaches at Drota, Sigri, Melinda (no relation!) and Eressos (birth place of the sixth century BCE poet Sappho). The salt flats near Kalloni are home to flocks of pink flamingos and many other aquatic birds and thousands of bird-watchers from all over the world visit the island. There is a treeless ‘moonscape’ around Sigri where an entire forest was ‘petrified’ by volcanic activity a million years ago, an awesome spectacle.
Most amazing are the twelve million olive trees many of which once provided the island with its wealth. Many towns and villages boast nineteenth century ‘oil mansions’ and grand oil presses – a few are still in use with others converted into hotels and cultural centres.
Molyvos has everything you need: plenty of shops for groceries and souvenirs, cafes and restaurants, a few funky late night bars, banks, currency exchanges, newsagents, internet cafés and pharmacies. There is a two kilometre long pebble (and sand) beach, its own farms and olive groves, and is close to mountain villages and other attractive sea side and mountain beauty spots.
There are regular buses to nearby coastal villages like Avlaki , Eftalou (a hot springs centre) and Petra with its church high on a rock outcrop and long sandy beach.