Located in the center of Lesvos Island, Kalloni’s rich history reflects in the existence of numerous archaeological sites in the region. The Messa Sanctuary, Klopedi and the temple of Apolo by Aghia Paraskevi village, the underwater ancient city of Pyra, Makara and Apotheka are only a few to mention. And of course Aristotle’s Lagoon, the salt lakes of Kalloni, which is where Aristotle first founded Biology. The coastal areas of the Gulf of Kalloni are included in “NATURA 2000” and they are considered world famous for bird watching. Visit Leimonos monastery, Agia Paraskevi and the Museum of the Olive Oil Production, Anemotia, Skalochori, Filia and of course Skala Kalloni, a picturesque harbor with warm shallow waters, a beautiful sandy beach and exquisite sea food. Do not forget to order sardines, the local must.

Main photo: Kalloni waterlands, by Lesvos Bird News