Molyvos, also known as is the second most important town of the island, it is located north west of Mytilene.

This fortress-topped beauty takes some beating. Perched on the north coast, it is a patchwork of stone houses, shady streets and ornate street fountains dropping steeply down to the gleaming Aegean.

The municipal unit stretches eastward from the town along the northern part of the island; it is the island’s smallest municipal unit in land area at 50.166 km².

Its population was 2,433 at the 2001 census. The next largest towns in the municipal unit are Árgennos and Sykaminéa.

The town is on the northern part of the island, just some 6 km north of the popular beach town of Petra. There are several cultural events held in the town such as exhibitions and folk festivals.

Restaurants along Molyvos harbour serve fresh fish from local fishing boats.