Mantamados

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Mantamados is located on the northeastern side of the island. It is a large town with traditional architecture, picturesque little streets and cobbled kalderimia, as well as excellent produce, meat and other products including cheeses, honey, olive oil and pottery. Be sure to try the yogurt, the local ladotyri, fresh cheeses and meats.

You’ll also find beautiful ceramics at very good prices here, and you can visit the workshops to watch the potters at their wheels. Today only nine workshops are in operation of the 60 that were in existence in the 1950s.

Be sure to take a walk through the main square of the town. The Polykentro Cultural Center, housed in a renovated former olive oil press, is characteristic of the industrial buildings built on the island in the early 20th century.

An exhibition of pottery from all over Lesvos is held there every August.

Sights

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Mantamados Beaches

On your way to Mantamados you will find a few small but beautiful beaches. Swim to the clear blue waters and relax in the shade of trees. Before reaching Mantamados, you will find the villages of Mystegna and Nees Kidonies.

On your way to Mantamados you will find a few small but beautiful beaches. Swim to the clear blue waters and relax in the shade of trees. Before reaching Mantamados, you will find the villages of Mystegna and Nees Kidonies.

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Man Katsa Waterfalls

Just 1500m from the intersection Pedi - Aspropotamos and 30 km north of Mytilini on the way to Mantamados, you come across “Lakos Mankatsa” or the Mankatsa Ditch  waterfall.The waterfall is 12 meters high with a 1-1.5m deep pit.

Just 1500m from the intersection Pedi - Aspropotamos and 30 km north of Mytilini on the way to Mantamados, you come across “Lakos Mankatsa” or the Mankatsa Ditch  waterfall.

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Taxiarchis (Archangel Michael) Monastery in Mantamados

Taxiarchis is the patron saint and the  guardian angel of Lesvos. It’s the most famous monastery in the island and it’s located north of Lesvos, about 36km from the city of Mytilini, close to Mantamados village.

Taxiarchis is the patron saint and the  guardian angel of Lesvos. It’s the most famous monastery in the island and it’s located north of Lesvos, about 36km from the city of Mytilini, close to Mantamados village.