Podaras Lesbos Greece
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Seafront bar in Eressos

Tavari harbour
Sappho statue
Eressos beach at sunset

Eressos beach at sunset

"So peaceful, so relaxing...A retreat like no other...Truly breathtaking!"

Craig Withers, guest 2012

Location

 
Aegean Blue is located on the volcanic side of Lesvos and sits on the cliff edge of Podaras, overlooking the Aegean Sea.  With spectacular rock formations, natural water sources and breathtakingly beautiful beaches, it really is the perfectly secluded spot.
Nearby rests the sleepy fishing village of Tavari, the beautiful Mesotopos further up the mountains and the more vibrant beach resort of Eressos.

Below Aegean Blue, there are three residential bungalows along the beach road, and several tucked-away farmhouses along the farm road behind the beach. In winter the riverbed, almost dry in summer, fills with the rain from the mountainsides and fresh water flows into the lake and underground, where it collects and provides all-year round irrigation for the surrounding farmland. What remains of the lake in summer is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including many birds, terrapins, frogs and a vast array of insects. Farming is varied, but the main things the visitor will notice in summer are the goat-like sheep that graze on the hillsides. There are lovely walks along the tracks behind the beach amongst tall shady bamboo and old farm buildings. Or why not take the mountain road to visit the hillside shrine to the east of the beach?

The fishing village of Tavari is 1.5km (10–15 mins) along the coast road. Here there is a hotel, tavernas, coffee bars and shops, as well as a small harbour where fishing boats unload their catch.

From Tavari it is approx 3km inland and uphill to Mesotopos – a gorgeous, traditional Greek village, where every turn of the road yields something new. A ‘must-explore’ for any visitor, who can complete their visit with Greek coffee in the village square.

Eressos, 12km from Mesotopos, is the tourist capital of this side of Lesvos. Here the visitor will find a mixture of traditional and contemporary bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops – everything for a great day or night out! For the more erudite, the history of Eressos, which goes back beyond Roman times, is well worth studying, as are the local art and artists.

Lesvos has many, many other amazing places to visit, all of which can be found in your island guide. We hope you enjoy your stay.

Tavari
Tavari
Internet Cafe in Eressos
An Internet Café in Eressos

Pithariou Monastery

Inside Pithariou Monastery

Eressos harbour

"If you want to be surrounded by beauty and culture, to eat the freshest, tastiest food and to be part of the real Greece, then this is the island!"  

Angie Taylor, guest 2013