At the northest point of the island one will find the picturesque village of Mithymna (also known as Molyvos), with its medieval castle and the traditional architecture.

Molyvos is also the island’s best known resort. By some it has been called “the closest place to paradise, on earth”.

There, you will find Molyvos Hotel Akti.

The association with Arts is appropriate enough, for it was here in Mithymna that the head of Orpheus is said to have been washed ashore after his dismemberment of the Thracian women.

Another mythical citizen of Mithymna was the lyric poet and musician Arion. It has been said that he has been saved by the music-loving dolphin.

Only a short distance of 5 Km SW of Molyvos the village of Petra can be found.

Petra has one of the best sandy beaches of the island.

Again further south the village of Agia Paraskevi is situated. This village has a lot of old mansions and is known for the Bull Festival that has been celebrated for more than two hundred years.

Near the village lay the ruins of an ancient temple of Napaios Apollo and the ruins of an Ionian temple dated from the 3rd century BC.

This temple was dedicated to Zeus, Hera and Dionysos.