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Cyclades Islands
- Siros harbour
- Mykonos marina
- Naxos harbour

North-East Aegean Islands
- Mytilini harbour, Lesvos
- Molyvos harbour, Lesvos
- Plomeri harbour, Lesvos
- Chios marina

Dodecanese Islands
- Rhodes harbour
- Symi harbour
- Tilos harbour
- Karpathos harbour
- Kasos harbour

Crete
- Sitia harbour
- Agios Nikolaos marina
- Rethymnon marina
- Chania harbour

Molyvos Harbour, Lesvos, Greece

 
Not to be used for navigation

DESCRIPTION

This is a beautiful little harbour that offered good protection during the mild winds during our stay.  The inner harbour is well protected with an inner breakwater but is very small with a narrow entrance.  There may be room for a sub 10m yacht in here.  We tied up in the outer harbour.  The area immediately surrounding the harbour is not really a village, but is a satellite of the village up the hill.  Consequently, other than the port police and a few restaurants, most facilities are found up the hill.

MOORING

You can side-tie to the inner wall of the outer breakwater as we did and as shown in the photo above.  Alternatively you can anchor out and tie up stern or bows to the North wall of the outer harbour due north of our position. 

FACILITIES ASHORE

WIFI:  We were able to pick up an unsecured wifi signal "mymolyvos" in the harbour.  There is also an internet cafe "Central Internet".
UTILITIES: The harbour offers 220v electricity and water.  The water faucets are locked.  A key can be obtained from the travel agency/hotel/restaurant located a few shops to the E of the port police office (they can give you the exact location).  You will be asked to guess your consumption and pay the owner of the hotel when you leave.  He's not too interested in collecting the money since it goes to the town, not him. 
GROCERY STORES:   There are a couple of basic minimarkets in the streets above the harbour.  You will also find that truck based vegetable vendors and a butcher make a tour through town, announcing their goods over loudspeakers as they drive into the harbour (in Greek). 
 

CAR/SCOOTER RENTAL

There are at least 4 car rental agencies (including Avis & Hertz) on the lower road inland about 0.3 miles from the harbour near the beach.  A litte further on the same road is a very large car and scooter rental facility that seemed to have better vehicles than most.  It is called Best Rental Car.  There is no problem parking cars anywhere on the island and the prices (which are negotiable) are around 35-40 for a one day rental including full insurance and unlimited mileage.

RESTAURANTS

You are surrounded by traditional Greek restaurants in the harbour.  There is an italian restaurant (OK for pizzas) a little way up the hill.  Further up the hill are some more original restaurants with interesting menus.  Molly's is a nice bar overlooking the harbour.