There's a reason we've been coming here for 20 years
Sitting in the sparkling turquoise Aegean Sea, Lesvos is a warm and sunny emerald gem of Greece. It is a whole continent in miniature: spectacular beaches, high mountains and wild forests on Greece's third largest island.
Due to the island's size and variety, there's something for everyone: beach holidays, activity holidays, gastronomic tours, nature attractions and spectacular geography.
Here at Real Lesvos we aim to gradually make the wonder and attractions of Lesvos more easily available to the UK traveller. In the map below you'll find an ever-increasing list of our favourite things to do and see on Lesvos!
Skala Eressos attracts many visitors – either on a local holiday or there on day trips. It has a fine beach and small working harbour and the sea is good for swimming and snorkeling. People can also hire kayaks and boats or to go windsurfing. There are ample places to enjoy snacks, drinks and fresh local produce and the many bars and cafes remain open and lively late into the summer nights. There is plenty of parking so the beach is easily accessible.
The landscape beyond Antissa town becomes almost lunar: sheep and goats populate the otherwise bare mountain-side while strange rock formations lead the way to the world’s largest petrified forest. At the cross-roads you can choose to make your way to Sigri, or to Eressos and Skala Eressos. Drive through valleys and above mountain tops until you reach a deep green valley crowned by the village of Eressos. The beach town of Skala Eressos lies at the end of a straight narrow road leading to fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars, boutiques, yoga and spa therapies, and other treats that will surprise you in this remote island village.
As a hub of spiritually-minded individuals and communes made up of hippies, gay and non-binary families and couples! Skala Eressos even has a cinema. It is home to one of the finest beaches in Greece: a mile or two of sand brushes the feet of the mountain range beyond. Go ahead and check out the ‘turtle river’ that dissects the mountain full of… you guessed it …turtles, all year around. This river always appears full even in the summer when it hasn’t rained in months and months.
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