Greek Island holiday destinations offer literally hundreds of resorts including those providing all the facilities of mass tourism to remote places with little higher than a few village rooms. Islands also range in proportions from ones that can be walked around in several hours to ones that have many major towns and countless villages.
Lesbos (also spelt Lesvos) is the next largest Greek island and has almost 200 miles of coastline to provide beach-loving holidaymakers. It is located in the north-eastern portion of the Aegean, only a few miles off of the Turkish coast and twelve hours by ferry trip from Athens. Fortunately the ferry trip is unnecessary because Lesbos has its international airport.
None of the break resorts on Lesbos can be described as being “spoilt by mass tourism” but the most used are served by package holiday companies. Of these, Molyvos might be the most used but even there, it’s possible to savor a laid-back, away-from-it-all vacation Ladies tours and travels.
The complete island abounds in natural beauty and its spectacular, indented coastline is composed of numerous sand and pebble beaches interspaced with many secluded coves. The island’s interior is full of olive groves that produce a few of the world’s finest olive oil. You will find even bottles of top “Italian” extra virgin olive oil which can be produced from olives grown in Lesbos!
Where in fact the olive groves end, beautiful forests of Mediterranean pine begin and on the western side of the island, you can also get the world’s second largest petrified forest.
Like many Greek islands, Lesbos is quite mountainous. Its two major peaks, Lepetymnos and Olympus are over 3100 feet high and dominate the centre of the island. Because of the volcanic origin of Lesbos, several hot springs can be located on the island.
The term, Lesbian hails from Lesbos. This is because it had been the birthplace of Sappho, the ancient Greek poetess. Her poems contained expressions of homosexual love. Sappho is thought to have already been born and lived in Eresos. This tiny town is a distance approximately inland from the break resort of Scala Eressos. Although, relaxing and relaxed, Scala Eressos includes a certain vibrant quality and caters for a wide range of visitors. These include many gay women who wish to take pleasure from women-only holidays or attend the annual Women’s Festival.
Along with a great selection of bars and tavernas, Scala features a wonderful sandy beach, section of which is designated as a tolerated naturist area.
The streets of the resort are closed to traffic so you do not have to bother about the street safety of your children. Where in fact the village street ends, some cafes and tavernas have now been built across the beach by extending them out onto the sand. When you yourself have kids, you are able to sit in one for a drink whilst the youngsters play in the sea, still safely in sight.
The beach and village are framed in a beautiful setting of a natural, fertile valley between arid mountains. A pretty lagoon at the back of the beach is the home to terrapins, frogs and seabirds. Children love this area and tend to be so fascinated by the terrapins it is difficult to persuade them to leave. In the united states side across the resort tortoises can often be observed plodding their way along stony scrubland. But the absolute most fascinating wildlife of all is just about the resident pelicans. These could often be viewed waddling across the tavernas in the hope of some free fish. Both birds are becoming so tame they get as much as tricks on the beach too, snatching tubes of suntan lotion as well as books from shocked sunbathers. Sometimes the pelicans will throw the items playfully in to the air and then catch them. When a product as large as book drops to the bird’s huge gullet, fear for the creature’s safety momentarily replaces the humour inspired by the performance. But there is no cause for concern and the pelicans quickly realise that the thing does not have any nutritional value, fetch it back up, and drop it on the sand. Not everybody sees the funny side of the pelicans’behaviour however, especially the person who returns from the swim to locate their beach towel occupied by among them. But for the onlookers, this usually results in an exceptionally amusing shooing away scene.