Lesvos is the largest of the North East Aegean Islands and the third largest in Greece. The island is famous for ouzo, an anise-flavoured aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece. Lesvos mostly consists of mountain villages, beach resorts and birdwatching sites. The island’s port and capital is Mytilini. It has a fortress dating back to the 14th century although the original castle was founded in the 6th century. There are three museums worth visiting, the Byzantine museum, the Archaeological museum and the Theophilos museum. Lesvos has many beaches of all shape and sizes, but Skala Eressos is the most charming. The beach is sandy, long, vehicle free, perfect for families with small children. Eressos is a remote island beach town with amazing restaurants, cafes and shops.