Lesbos (/ˈlɛzbɒs/, US/ˈlɛzboʊs/; Greek:ΛέσβοςLesvos, pronounced[ˈle̞zvo̞s]), sometimes referred to as Mytilini after its capital, is a Greekisland located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It has an area of 1,632 square kilometres (630sqmi) with 320 kilometres (199 miles) of coastline, making it the third largest Greek island. It is separated from Turkey by the narrow Mytilini Strait and in late Palaeolithic/Mesolithic times was joined to the Anatolian mainland before the end of the last Ice Age.
By ITV News Correspondent Ben Chapman... How would this holiday island – famed for its hospitality – respond to being a new frontline in Europe’s migrant crisis?. Hotel and bar owners are feeding migrants in Gran Canaria ... "It isn’t a positive image for a holiday resort. It’s happened in Lampedusa and Lesbos and people will lose confidence." ... .
On Monday, 170 migrants reached the islands, either of their own accord or having been picked up at sea by Spanish rescue services ... “Would you go on holiday to Lesbos or Moria?” asked Ana Oramas, a congresswoman for the Canaries Coalition party, who said that the crisis is hurting the islands’ status as a tourist hub ... Coastal controls ... .
During a recent visit by MEPs to the Greek island of Lesbos, one GreekMEP asked if Frontex officers were “enjoying their holidays in the Aegean” ... On a Greek national holiday in August, beachgoers in Lesbos reported watching a pushback incident when a boat of asylum seekers was the centre of a standoff between Greek and Turkish coastguards.
As uncertainty continues over whether millions of summer holidays will go ahead, the travel industry is watching the quarantine fiasco with increasing fury ... Jet2, based in Leeds, has announced the cancellation of holidays to eight destinations including Nice, Verona and the Greek islands of Lesbos, Mykonos and Santorini.
... when she was called a “dyke” and “lesbo” by a gang of men on a flight to Seville, Spain ... “First holiday snap! Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable bitch”, “dyke” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on @Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.
A holidaymaker says Ryanair cabin crew failed to help her when a group of rowdy passengers hurled homophobic abuse at her - allegedly calling her a "lesbo." ... ‘First holiday snap! Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable bitch”, ‘dyke” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.
A group of men allegedly verbally abused a woman on a Ryanair flight calling her a ‘lesbo’ and a ‘dyke’ (Picture...Laura Muldoon tweeted a photograph of a group of men she alleges called her ‘lesbo’, ‘dyke’ and ‘miserable bitch’ as she boarded her flight from Stansted to Seville, Spain, on Wednesday ... ‘First holiday snap!.
... b***h”, a “dyke” and a “lesbo” ... “First holiday snap! Of this bunch of lads who chanted that I was a “miserable b**ch”, “d**e” and “lesbo” (very well observed!) on Ryanair flight 12.27 from Stansted to Seville today.”.