Eressos - Antissa

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Besides the towns of Eressos and Antissa, whose names come from the cities of ancient Lesbos, the Municipality of Eressos – Antissa also includes five other communities: Mesotopos, Vatoussa, Chydira, Sigri, and Pterounta.

It occupies the most mountainous region of western Lesvos, which is dominated by bare rocky hills and a volcanic landscape – the result of the huge volcanic eruption that shook the island and the entire Aegean region in Prehistoric times.

Traditionally an agricultural and herding area, it also contains some of the island’s major tourist destinations, including Skala Eressos and Sigri.

The area is inundated with a rare yellow shrub, the rhododendron, which blooms in the spring and intoxicates you with its scent.

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Sights

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Skala Eressos

A beautiful 4 kilometer-long road lined with mulberry trees and poplars takes you from the mountain village to its seaside settlement, Skala Eressos (also called Yialos).

A beautiful 4 kilometer-long road lined with mulberry trees and poplars takes you from the mountain village to its seaside settlement, Skala Eressos (also called Yialos).

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Pithari Monastery

There are two versions regarding the founding of this monastery. According to one, it was a Byzantine monastery that was reestablished during the Ottoman Empire. The other maintains that it was founded in the 16th century.

There are two versions regarding the founding of this monastery. According to one, it was a Byzantine monastery that was reestablished during the Ottoman Empire. The other maintains that it was founded in the 16th century.

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Water sports

Are you looking for an amazing holiday? Are you up for trying something new and exiting? If you're bored of lying on the beach and you like water and wind then a kitesurfing holiday in Sigri is the perfect option for you!

Are you looking for an amazing holiday? Are you up for trying something new and exiting? If you're bored of lying on the beach and you like water and wind then a kitesurfing holiday in Sigri is the perfect option for you!

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International Women's Festival

Every September for the past 8 years, Sappho Travel in Skala Eressos has organized the international Women’s Festival, which attracts hundreds of women from all over the world.

Every September for the past 8 years, Sappho Travel in Skala Eressos has organized the international Women’s Festival, which attracts hundreds of women from all over the world.Every September for the past 8 years, Sappho Travel in Skala Eressos has organized the Women’s Festival, which attracts hundreds of women from all over the world.

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Eressos - Sigri - Antissa - Vatoussa

Besides the towns of Eressos and Antissa, whose names come from the cities of ancient Lesbos, the Municipality of Eressos – Antissa also includes five other communities: Mesotopos, Vatoussa, Chydira, Sigri, and Pterounta.

Besides the towns of Eressos and Antissa, whose names come from the cities of ancient Lesbos, the Municipality of Eressos – Antissa also includes five other communities: Mesotopos, Vatoussa, Chydira, Sigri, and Pterounta.