Molivos means ‘lead’ in Greek and the Turks gave the name to Mithymna. However, or whoever gave the town it's name it has become today one of the most visited and popular tourists attractions on the island.
Due to an enforced preservation order form the sixties you will find that Molivos primary building material is natural stone. The result of this is traditional stone houses and a wonderful atmosphere of charm and discovery.
Molivos harbour is a quaint and colourful place to relax and eat. Many restaurants here serve the fresh fish brought in by the local fishing boats throughout the day.