Molyvos Landslide

Landslide in Molyvos 201425 March 2014 –  After heavy overnight rain, there was a small landslide in Molyvos onto the main road to the harbour. As the road was deserted, nobody was hurt and no vehicles damaged. You might well look at the pictures and wonder “small landslide”? Well, the pictures show the results of a rather big digger pulling down further soil and rocks that the engineer had decided was unsafe. Approx 8-10 tonnes of rock was brought down with the heaviest single piece being in the region of 2 tonnes, I am pretty glad that did not land on my foot or my car! If you are wondering where exactly the landslide was, the wooden building on the left in the picture above is the “Blue Fox”. Landslide in Molyvos 2014Thursday 27 March – work continues to clear the road and make safe the land above the road. The only road to the harbour is the road through the centre of the village. This is mostly only one car wide, so you might imagine the problems that this is causing.

If you have any pictures of the  Molyvos landslide that we can add to this page, please email them to us.

Please share with your friends.
This entry was posted in News and tagged , , by Robin. Bookmark the permalink.

About Robin

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.