Eressos

Volcanic landscapes, remarkable historical monuments, old monasteries, beautiful beaches, superb facilities for accommodation and food. The birth place of the poet Sappho and the philosopher Theophrastos is a lively yet peaceful area. In Skala Eresos you will find one of the nicest sandy beaches on the island, with bars, café’s restaurants, taverna’s and accommodation right on the beach. Here you can also find a well know meditation center. Sigri is half an hour away and is a traditional fishing village with a Castle build by the Ottomans in 1757. Here you must visit one of UNESCOS global monuments, the Petrified Forrest and the Museum of Natural History. Worth visiting is also the first Digital Museum in Grrece, of the famous painter Iakovidis, in Hidira and also a bit further the Monastery of Pythari. East of Eresos you will find Mesotopos and to the north Antissa, home of the anciet poet and musician Terpandros.

Main photo by Konstantinos Stamatellis