Lesvos

EXCURSIONS - LESVOS

Boat BBQ with boat 'Mercury Express'

Boat BBQ with boat “Mercury Express”

We leave Molyvos harbour at 10:30 to spend a relaxing day cruising along to the north coast line, where we can relax and unwind, soak up the sun while taking stunning views. We will anchor the boat in the area of Korakias, close to a beach.

Please note that the boat cannot get all the way to the coast.

You can swim or explore the underwater world by snorkelling. Maybe you just want to sunbath and relax on the boat, while you wait for the captain and his crew to prepare the barbeque. The BBQ includes souvlaki-kebab, potato, salad, tzatziki, feta, bread and 1 refreshment or 1 wine.

Type of excursion: Full day
Should take: Swimsuit, sun protection, comfortable shoes, camera

Stops Approximate time of stay
1 stop at Skala Sikaminia From 10.30 - 16.30.
To Skala Sikaminia

To Skala Sikaminia (day)

Departure from Molyvos harbour at 10:30. The boat will follow the coast-line in direction north, passing the area of Eftalou towards the small village of Skala Sikaminia.

There you are free to spend your day as you like – for example you can walk about 10 minutes to “Kagia” beach, where you can swim, snorkel or take a sunbath.

There are several small taverns where you can have lunch (not included in ticket price) and you can visit the small church on the rock. Departure from Skala Sikaminia is around 15:00 and arrival at Molyvos at 16:00.

Type of excursion: Recreation, Culture, civilization / half day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, camera, and swimming suite

Stops Approximate time of stay
Skala Sikaminia 4 hours
Wild West

Wild West

We leave the north of Lesvos and we head to the centre of the island, the area of Kalloni. One of the things that will amaze us today will be the change in the landscape as we drive through a small pine tree forest and the fertile plains that surround the bay of Kalloni. Later as we reach the west part, we drive through oak trees and finally we reach the “wild west”, the dry volcanic area of the Petrified Forest.

Kalloni is situated in the centre of Lesvos and its name means “beauty”. We make our first stop at the Limonos Monastery (entrance fee not included). This is the biggest monastery on the island today. It was built in 1526 by a priest called Ignatius on the spot where an old monastery of Archangel Michael pre-existed. In Limonos we can visit the museum to see old Byzantine icons and the third richest collection of manuscripts in Greece from the 9th century to the 19th century.

There are more than 50 chapels, lovely garden and the old cells of the monks, which the guests can visit. In the main church and its surrounding yard, women should not enter according to an old tradition of the monastery.We continue towards the west and we stop in the village of Vatoussa, a mountain village with a picturesque square for a coffee or a breakfast of fresh farm eggs omelette and traditional Greek pastries (not included in ticket price). Then we will head down to the Petrified Forest (entrance fee not included).

20 million years ago, this land was covered by a dense sub-tropical forest. After intense geological and volcanic activity the trees were covered by volcanic ash due to chemical reactions the wood turned to stone. Last stop of the day is in Skala Eressos. Eressos is the birthplace of Sappho, a famous poetess of the 6th century BC. Skala Eressos is famous today for its long, sandy beach, the crystal-clear water and the taverns where you can enjoy your lunch (not included in ticket price). We return via Agra - Parakila - Kalloni to resorts. Approx. return time: 17.30.

Note: In the beginning of the season we will not visit Skala Eressos as it is too cold to swim. Instead we visit Sigri, with a Geological Museum (not included in price). Lunch can be enjoyed in the village, especially a fish meal. We return via the same road.

Type of excursion: Recreation, Culture, civilization / full day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, camera, and swimming suite

Stops Approximate time of stay
Limonos Monastery 1 hour
Vatoussa ½ hour
Petrified forest 1 hour
Skala Eressos 2 hours
Turkey - Pergamon with visit Askleipion

Turkey - Pergamon with visit Askleipion

Departure early in the morning by bus to Mytilini, from where the boat departs to Turkey (Ayvalik).The cruise will take about 1 hour and 20 min. As soon as we pass the customs in Ayvalik, we drive along the coast to Pergamum to visit the Askleipion (with an English speaking guide). After the sightseeing we are going for lunch in one of the Turkish restaurants where we have the chance to taste the main food of this country.

On the way back we visit a carpet-production, where we will see how they are making the carpets. Back in Ayvalik you have the time to visit the shops or have a coffee.

At 18.00 the boat is departing for Mytilini.

At approx. at 21:30 you will be back in your hotel.

Type of excursion: Recreation, Culture, civilization / full day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, camera

Stops Approximate time of stay
Pergamon 5 hours
Askleipion 1 hour
Ayvalik 1 hour

 

 

Lesvos

EXCURSIONS - LESVOS

Boat BBQ with boat 'Mercury Express'

Boat BBQ with boat “Mercury Express”

We leave Molyvos harbour at 10:30 to spend a relaxing day cruising along to the north coast line, where we can relax and unwind, soak up the sun while taking stunning views. We will anchor the boat in the area of Korakias, close to a beach.

Please note that the boat cannot get all the way to the coast.

You can swim or explore the underwater world by snorkelling. Maybe you just want to sunbath and relax on the boat, while you wait for the captain and his crew to prepare the barbeque. The BBQ includes souvlaki-kebab, potato, salad, tzatziki, feta, bread and 1 refreshment or 1 wine.

Type of excursion: Full day
Should take: Swimsuit, sun protection, comfortable shoes, camera

Stops Approximate time of stay
1 stop at Skala Sikaminia From 10.30 - 16.30.
To Skala Sikaminia

To Skala Sikaminia (day)

Departure from Molyvos harbour at 10:30. The boat will follow the coast-line in direction north, passing the area of Eftalou towards the small village of Skala Sikaminia.

There you are free to spend your day as you like – for example you can walk about 10 minutes to “Kagia” beach, where you can swim, snorkel or take a sunbath.

There are several small taverns where you can have lunch (not included in ticket price) and you can visit the small church on the rock. Departure from Skala Sikaminia is around 15:00 and arrival at Molyvos at 16:00.

Type of excursion: Recreation, Culture, civilization / half day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, camera, and swimming suite

Stops Approximate time of stay
Skala Sikaminia 4 hours
Wild West

Wild West

We leave the north of Lesvos and we head to the centre of the island, the area of Kalloni. One of the things that will amaze us today will be the change in the landscape as we drive through a small pine tree forest and the fertile plains that surround the bay of Kalloni. Later as we reach the west part, we drive through oak trees and finally we reach the “wild west”, the dry volcanic area of the Petrified Forest.

Kalloni is situated in the centre of Lesvos and its name means “beauty”. We make our first stop at the Limonos Monastery (entrance fee not included). This is the biggest monastery on the island today. It was built in 1526 by a priest called Ignatius on the spot where an old monastery of Archangel Michael pre-existed. In Limonos we can visit the museum to see old Byzantine icons and the third richest collection of manuscripts in Greece from the 9th century to the 19th century.

There are more than 50 chapels, lovely garden and the old cells of the monks, which the guests can visit. In the main church and its surrounding yard, women should not enter according to an old tradition of the monastery.We continue towards the west and we stop in the village of Vatoussa, a mountain village with a picturesque square for a coffee or a breakfast of fresh farm eggs omelette and traditional Greek pastries (not included in ticket price). Then we will head down to the Petrified Forest (entrance fee not included).

20 million years ago, this land was covered by a dense sub-tropical forest. After intense geological and volcanic activity the trees were covered by volcanic ash due to chemical reactions the wood turned to stone. Last stop of the day is in Skala Eressos. Eressos is the birthplace of Sappho, a famous poetess of the 6th century BC. Skala Eressos is famous today for its long, sandy beach, the crystal-clear water and the taverns where you can enjoy your lunch (not included in ticket price). We return via Agra - Parakila - Kalloni to resorts. Approx. return time: 17.30.

Note: In the beginning of the season we will not visit Skala Eressos as it is too cold to swim. Instead we visit Sigri, with a Geological Museum (not included in price). Lunch can be enjoyed in the village, especially a fish meal. We return via the same road.

Type of excursion: Recreation, Culture, civilization / full day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, camera, and swimming suite

Stops Approximate time of stay
Limonos Monastery 1 hour
Vatoussa ½ hour
Petrified forest 1 hour
Skala Eressos 2 hours
Turkey - Pergamon with visit Askleipion

Turkey - Pergamon with visit Askleipion

Departure early in the morning by bus to Mytilini, from where the boat departs to Turkey (Ayvalik).The cruise will take about 1 hour and 20 min. As soon as we pass the customs in Ayvalik, we drive along the coast to Pergamum to visit the Askleipion (with an English speaking guide). After the sightseeing we are going for lunch in one of the Turkish restaurants where we have the chance to taste the main food of this country.

On the way back we visit a carpet-production, where we will see how they are making the carpets. Back in Ayvalik you have the time to visit the shops or have a coffee.

At 18.00 the boat is departing for Mytilini.

At approx. at 21:30 you will be back in your hotel.

Type of excursion: Recreation, Culture, civilization / full day
Should take: Comfortable shoes, camera

Stops Approximate time of stay
Pergamon 5 hours
Askleipion 1 hour
Ayvalik 1 hour