Agiasos

Double check the calendar. Because you’ll need reminding you’re still in the 21st century in cobbled Agiasos. Nestled into the wooded folds of Mount Olympos, its pan-tiled cottages, paved alleyways and cute craft shops come straight from Medieval times. It’s also Lesbos’ main religious centre, with a 12th-century church housing its holiest relic – a golden icon said to have been painted by St Luke. Once you’ve tiptoed round the church, ferret around the bazzar for the village’s famous ceramics and woodcarvings.