Prefecture of Lesvos Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Tracyden
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Tracyden
  • Beautiful Ampella beach, May 2009
    Beautiful Ampella beach, May 2009
    by nickandchris

Prefecture of Lesvos Off The Beaten Path

  • Gavathas

    On our previous visit to Lesvos, in the 80's, we had not found Gavathas particularly exciting. On this visit, we found a pretty coastal village with a very pleasant beach and a little harbour. Unfortunately, we didn't find anywhere for a drink but at least we had our own supply for such emergencies!Bulidings here are a mixture of the old with the...

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  • Petri Village.

    We took the time to have a leisurely wander round the tiny village of Petri, perched high above Petra. These two places are worlds apart!! Park in the small parking area as you arrive at Petri and head up the hill, past the first taverna. Wander along the small streets and paths and admire the beautiful houses, from simple to lavish. Everything is...

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  • Ambelia Beach

    This was the first "off the beaten track" beach we visited on Lesvos, this year. When you finally arrive after travelling a fairly newly surfaced road, you are met by the end of the road on the beach and little room to park. You then have to do a ten point turn to be sure you are facing the right way to get out again!! Once you have managed to...

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  • Perama

    This is a small, Greek resort/town/ fishing harbour on the narrow part of the south west of the Gulf of Gera.The long, straight road down from Skopelos is 4.9 kms. We found this a strange place yet it had a kind of attrictiveness to it. The whole place seemed to be falling into ruin, with many old, derelict factories (ouzo?) and crumbling buildings...

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  • Woodland River

    As we passed a modern road bridge, after the head of the Gulf of Kalloni, we noticed people had stopped and were peering into the water. We drove on but upon our return, when the place was empty, we stopped to see what the fuss was about. This is a beautiful piece of woodland, I think where the River Vouvari? passes through and under said bridge...

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  • Wander Round Vafios

    One day, we decided to wander around the old village of Vafios, perched way above Molyvos and Petra. In order to do this we parked our car at the bottom of the VERY steep, cobbled street that climbed up to the village. Wow, that was a hard pull when we hadn't been expecting it!The street winds around and leads eventually onto a level part with...

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  • Kampo Antissa beach

    This is a very wild beach on the north coast of Lesvos. It remains quiet, probably even in peak season, due to the access roads being rather tricky and confusing!!After calling in at Gavathas, we thought we'd press on to Kampos beach. There are supposedly three routes (all dirt tracks) from the Antissa/Gavathas road, I'm really not sure which one...

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  • Kremasti Bridge

    Now this took some finding!! It is not far from Aghia Paraskevi and we thought we would attempt a short cut on a dirt track off the Molyvos to Kalloni road. This turned out to be a mistake, as after a couple of kms. the road became too rough and we didn't want to run the risk of damaging the hire car. So, it was the long way round, travelling to...

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  • Coast Road From Eftalou to Skala...

    If you follow the rough dirt track beyond Eftalou, you eventually come out at Skala Sykaminias. As we were in a hired Fiesta, we were a little unsure about this drive, it being our first minor road of the holiday. It turned out to be ok, just some parts are worse than others and we took it fairly slowly. The biggest problem on these roads is...

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  • Tsonia Beach

    Unfortunately we chose to visit here on a Sunday when the world and his wife were also there! This was such a shock, after having many places all to ourselves, all the locals were here!! It is a lovely beach, however, pinkish soft sand backed by a few tavernas. There is a decent parking area, as there would be being so popular and showers and...

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  • Langada and Geni Limani

    This was one of our earlier trips out and we headed off on a dirt track for Geni Limani. It was a long, rough road but we made it to Limani, but not quite to the beach at Langada. The track to the shore looked just a tad too narrow and rough for our little Fiesta so we made the most of Limani. A delightful little place with a narrow beach almost up...

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  • Skamnioudi

    I have to admit, a lot of these places run into each other in my memories. Skamnioudi is another of those long,narrow beaches with a small harbour, on the south side of the Gulf of Kalloni. There were at least two tavernas and they were open, but we were not hungry, unfortunately. It seems such a shame we discoverd all these off the beaten track...

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  • Podaras Beach

    This was undoubtedly the best beach we found on Lesvos. It is just a few kilometres east of Tavari, along a bumpy unsurfaced road. We did wonder whether to turn back a few times but pressed on. We were very glad we did, we were rewarded with a magnificent sandy cove backed by trees. There were even toilets, changing rooms and a shower here!! The...

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  • Tavari

    This lovely beach is south of Mesatopos, of which you have to naturally drive though to get there, but it is not as hairy driving as through most villages!Tavari is almost on a grid layout, being quite a modern coastal village. It has a harbour with a closed cafeneon (pity as there were some tiny kittens here), a sandy, curving beach and a few...

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  • Melinda Beach

    What a find this little place was! I had read about Melinda and really wanted to have a look so off we set, knowing it would be a long journey from Molyvos.It is a beautiful white pebbly beach with a huge rock sticking out of the water, almost on the shore. There are two or three tavernas, difficult to find in a car and parking is not at a premium....

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  • Lisvorio

    After visitng Polichnitos we decided to head towards the coast at Skamnioudi, via Lisvorio hot springs. Well, we found our way there, but didn't see the hot springs as we stopped at a very rustic taverna by a very old church, undergoing a complete renovation. The taverna had a handpainted menu board with his beverages priced. We asked for a very...

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