Of all the islands of [[Greece]], Lesbos is only preceded in area by [[Crete]] (South) and [[Evvia]] (Centre). However, in terms of administration, the ''prefecture of Lesvos'' comprises of three major islands, Lesbos, [[Lemnos]] at the northwest, and the tiny [[Agios Efstratios]], located in the middle between the first two islands.
Geographically, Lesbos includes two seawater gulfs, with narrow openings both to the south, that elongate the coastline and shaping the island characteristically like a fig tree or ''plane tree leaf'', as described by the native nobelist poet [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elytis Odysseas Elytis].
==Towns and Villages==
administrative and natural capital of Lesvos is [[Mytilene]] (Μυτιλήνη), at the east end .
Pirgi Thermis * Molivos (Mithimna)
Eresos (Sigri) - Petrified forest.