We started visiting Lesvos such a long time ago we can't remember when. We simply fell in love with the island in general and Molyvos in particular. In 2005 we bought some land and tried to manage the building of our house from the UK. Holidays became site visits and our house was [mostly] completed in 2007. In 2009 we sold up in the UK and moved to Molyvos. This is now our home and we count ourselves amongst the luckiest of the lucky.
I am a member of the Molyvos Tourist Association, providing photographs for their brochures and general publicity. Most of my time is spent on activities to encourage tourism or taking photographs of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
I also produce calendars and sell them on-line through
Lesvos Calendars. Please visit and have a look.
You can also see more of my photographs on my
Robin Sanders Photography website.
The Guardian has a story that gives hope to residents and refugees.
“They will all leave,” the civil protection minister, Michalis Chrysochoidis, told the Guardian. “Of the roughly 12,000 refugees here currently, I foresee 6,000 being transferred to the mainland by Christmas and the rest by Easter. The people of this island have gone through a lot. They’ve been very patient.”
There is a new live webcam in Molyvos. The camera in the harbour has enabled lovers of Lesvos to see what is happening, and now there is a second camera. The new camera has fantastic views of the harbour and bay. It is hosted by Gatos Restaurant in the agora.