Temple of Messon

On Monday we went to visit the ‘Mesa Sanctuary’. When we got there we were greated by

Mesa Sanctuary Opening times

CLOSED MONDAYS ! ! ! A number of ‘bad’ words came to mind.

As we stood at the gate reading the sign, a man appeared. He opened the gate and with a gentle wave and an “Ella” he invited us in.

Temple of Messon   Temple of Messon or Mesa Sanctuary, Lesvos

Why is this beautiful, tranquil corner of Lesvos not advertised more? They have recently finished building a museum area and planted the grounds. We walked through the site to the wonderful sound of bird song.

If you are visiting Lesvos, you should not miss visiting the Mesa Sanctuary.

As we left, we passed our host. I pointed at the opening hours and smiled, hoping that he would understand my ‘question’. “I thought that people might come” he said.

“ευχαριστώ πολύ”

The site is now open on Modays and closed on Tuesdays. There is a €3 entrance fee.


Temple of Messon Location



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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.

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