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About our home
Our Greek paradise was completely rebuilt in 2007. With it's enclosed and walled garden, complete with outdoor traditional bread or pizza oven, the property is ideal for those who like their privacy. The house has all the usual amenities and although only our holiday home, has everything required in a house. Wonderful traditional stone and wood is the design throughout the property. The house is within 2 minutes of the main, yet small, plateia (square), yet the property is quiet and undisturbed. On the main square (plateia) of Eressos you will find some great restaurants and shops. It's a picturesque place for a coffee or ouzo with mezze. At walking distance you will find the three churches of Maria, St. Constantine and St. Irene. Everywhere you look you will see traditional houses, composed from rock and with lovely gardens with flowers.
Behind the main square you will find the imposing "Theofrastion" school, which shows elements of classic architecture, and today is used as elementary, junior high, and high school.
More about us
We are a professional couple, no kid and we love to travel. North America being a firm favourite.
We love traditional stone and local art, food and wine.
We don't rent our house so it is in very good condition
In the cafes are foreigners who have come for the history, the romance, the spirituality, or just to be close to the sea, and conversation is never a problem, nor is making friends. Many of these are former tourists who have fallen in love with the village and the surrounding farms and countryside and if they have not bought a house of their own, they still return year after year, staying in rented homes or rooms. The beauty of this is that they now have a regular place to go for their holidays where they know people and for a few weeks a year their children play with the children of other people who have become regular visitors too
Traditional hand crafted items available in the village as well as olive oil from the local olive press. Molyvos in the North of the island, approx 1 hour by car or 2 by bus, is the main retail type area nearest Eresos. Whether you like the cobbled streets, the jewelry and craft shops, the galleries, restaurants, bars or nightlife, there is certainly plenty to keep you occupied here in Molyvos and you should consider making at least one visit during your holiday on the island.
Bit of culture
There are also a large number of foreign artists and spiritually minded people living in Skala Eressos, some year-round and others who come for the warm months. Evidence is everywhere, in the art and sculpture you find in the shops and cafes, the flyers posted around town and some of the most impressive graffiti art that you will have ever seen. The surprising thing is that what at first glance appears to be a typical Greek island beach town is actually a very inexpensive, counter-cultural hippy haven, sort of a place that time forgot that is somehow authentically Greek as well. And still Skala has its modern elements. Practically the entire waterfront is wireless. If you like, you can drink inexpensive capuccino in Skala Eressos while you answer your e-mail or post your photos on Facebook at Roots Cafe while snacking on homemade pizza, stuffed potatoes, and pastas and interesting salads. Or you can eat fish and meze and drink ouzo while you watch the sunset on the beach away from the horrors of our technological culture at one of the fish tavernas. Pithari Monastery, Skala Eressos Village, The Petrified Forest of Lesvos - Protected Natural Monument Sigri Village
Walks in the park
The whole island is recognised for it's walking and hiking potential. Fruit trees are abundant everywhere so no need to overpack your lunch. Particularly figs!
Spot of exercise
Beach for running or swimming, wonderful rural walks through the numerous olive groves, great mountain walks if you want the challenge and bike hire available at Skala Eresos
Molyvos is located on the North Coast of Lesvos and is a town of stunning beauty and historical importance. Also known as Mithymna, legend will have us believe that one of the five daughters of the Mythical King Makara ruled the town during the middle ages. Mithymna was a formidable women and much admired by her adversaries who fought gallantly for the town and it's riches. It is also possible that the name of Molyvos (or Molivos) has been derived from 'Mont d' olives' meaning mountain of olives. However, or whoever gave the town it's name it has become today one of the most visited and popular tourists attractions on the island.