Mithymna

Mithymna

Mithymna is an hour and half north of Skala Eressos. Built around a medieval castle, the town has cobblestone streets, a working fishing harbor, and a number of fine...

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Swim to the Rock

Skala Eressos

The Skala Women's Rock Group hosts daily morning swims out to the large rock in the harbor. Meeting at 10 am outside Zorba the Buddha Bar, the swim is an ideal way...

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction
  • Excursions
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun

Eftalou Therapeutic Hot Springs

Mithymna

The island of Lesvos was created via volcanic eruption, and the resulting landscape is endowed with a number of naturally occurring hot springs cherished for their...

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Petra Beach

Petra

Petra lies about an hour northeast of Skala Eressos - in the same direction as Mithymna - and its beach is one of the most popular on the island. It has the vibe of...

  • Public beach
  • Excursions
  • Natural Attraction
  • Water fun

Skala Eressos Beach

Skala Eressos

The beach at Skala Eressos is one of the nicest on the island, and luckily doesn't get too crowded, excepting the high season of August. The water here can be a...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Natural Attraction

Tsichlionta Beach

Tsichlionta

Tsichlionta Beach is usually empty, and has a number of natural features that make it popular with local wildlife like storks, turtles, frogs, and goats. It's a...

  • Wild beach
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Walking

Group Hikes

Skala Eressos

Organized by energetic local Patricia, group hikes leave from the main square of Skala Eressos to explore the surrounding mountains, valleys and small villages. Most...

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  • Hiking
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  • Walking
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Open Air Cinema

Skala Eressos

Skala Eressos' very own movie theater is open from May to October offering an array of independent and alternative cinema. It's particularly enjoyable during the...

  • Fun & games
  • Cinema

Agiasos

Agiasos

Agiasos is a charming town on the northern face of Mt. Olympus with a long history in the decorative arts, including wood carving, pottery and weaving. It's a...

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  • Art
  • Road trip

Anaxos Beach

Anaxos Skoutarou

Just to the south of Petra is Anaxos beach, a three-kilometer stretch of coarse sand that has been developed as a tourist attraction with shops, restaurants, bicycle...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Excursions
  • Bicycle

Archaeological Museum of Mytilini

Mytilini

Housed in a neoclassical mansion from the early 1900s, the Archaeological Museum of Mytilini has collected artifacts from the Neolithic period through Roman times....

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  • Art
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Barbayannis Ouzo Museum

Plomari

Ouzo - the anise-flavored aperitif Greek's enjoy before, during, and after a meal - is a cornerstone of the Greek culinary experience. Served with ice and a little...

  • Museum
  • Food & drink

Basilica of Agios Andreas

Skala Eressos

If you explore the village market area in Skala Eressos, you'll find the remains of the early Christian Basilica of Agios Andreas. This paleochristian church dates...

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  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical

Bicycle and Scooter Rental

Skala Eressos

Bicycles and scooters can be rented in Skala Eressos or in the nearby town of Mithymna. Many tourists find that scooters are the best way to travel up into the...

  • Fun & games
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  • Bicycle
  • Road trip
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  • Mountain biking
  • Motor sport or tour

Black Rock Dive Centre

Skala Eressos

The team at Black Rock Dive Centre in the Aeolian Resort offers full training at all levels - including PADI certification - along with a number of activities for...

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  • Natural Attraction
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water sport & adventure

Eressos

Eressos

The small mountain village of Eressos is only separated from its coastal twin by seven miles of road, but entering the ancient town can seem like walking back in...

  • Town
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Faneromeni Beach

Sigri

Just under an hour north from Skala Eressos is Fanoremeni beach, an untamed stretch of sand with high winds and few people. The waves are usually big enough for...

  • Nude beach
  • Water fun
  • Excursions
  • Water sport & adventure

Kalloni Salt Pans Birdwatching

Skala Kallonis

The bird-watching throughout Lesvos is spectacular, considering it's a stopover for around 279 species, and the salt pans at Skala Kallonis are one of the best...

  • Eco Tourism
  • Park
  • Walking
  • Natural Attraction

Lesvos Petrified Forest and Museum

Sigri

Over four million years ago volcanic eruptions buried the trees of Lesvos in a layer of ash, after which silica-heavy water filtered through and effectively turned...

  • Museum
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  • Natural Attraction
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Mithymna Beach

Mithymna

The town of Mithymna is an hour and a half drive north from Skala Eressos. Its harbor - awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness - is the perfect spot for...

  • Public beach
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink
  • Excursions
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure

Molyvos Kastro

Molyvos

The Molyvos Kastro is a 13th-century, Byzantine-era castle with polygonal fortifications capped by 10 majestic towers. The second largest castle on the island, it...

  • Walking
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Osho Afroz Meditation Center

Skala Eressos

A comprehensive meditation and yoga center with a devoted following, Osho Afroz combines the practice of meditation with community activities like gardening, dance,...

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Pithariou Monastery

Skala Eressos

Situated in a small ravine outside of Eressos, Moni Pithiarou - or Pithiarou Monastery - is a working monastery dedicated to the Archangels. It's not known exactly...

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  • Cultural & Historical

Roman Aqueduct

Moria

About 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Mytilini in the small town of Moria stand the remains of a Roman aqueduct. Dating back to the 2nd century, it once stretched for...

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Sigri

Sigri

Just 26 kilometers from Skala Eressos, Sigri is one of the most remote villages on the island and has a certain rustic charm that complements a nice day out. There...

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Sigri Beach

Sigri

Sigri beach is most popular with families of small children and the elderly, as there is little wind and the water is temperate and shallow. It has both a tavern and...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Excursions

Skala Kallonis

Skala Kallonis

This soft, sheltered beach on the Gulf of Kalloni - about an hour from Skala Eressos - is a nice place to come with the kids, as the water remains shallow 100 meters...

  • Public beach
  • Excursions
  • Food & drink
  • Walking

Waterfalls

Skala Eressos

Lesvos has a number of hidden waterfalls - or katarachtes - dotted throughout the island. The best way to reach these is by talking with Sappho Travel, which can...

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Ypsilou Monastery

Sigri

Perched on a dormant volcano near the village of Sigri, the Ypsilou Monastery was constructed in 1101. Ransacked by the Ottomans in the 1400s, it was later rebuilt...

  • Architecture
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  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art