Discover central Lesvos

Discover central Lesvos

We start from Petra with the church of Virgin Mary which stands on a high rock and that has 114 footsteps to the top. You can stroll along the seafront and also look at the small back streets of the village. Then we drive through the villages of Anaxos, Skoutaros and Filia (a visit to the turtle pool just before Skalochori is optional) to reach the Limonos Monastery (Agios Ignatios), which is located close to Kalloni. It is the largest and oldest monastery on the island with more than 100 little churches in the surrounding area. Later we pass the salt plains along the Gulf of Kalloni where you can see the flamingos and other type of bird life, to come to the ancient site/ruins of Messa. After you have seen the ruins, we continue on to reach Agia Paraskevi where you can visit the olive press museum, look at some beautiful mansions and see the Kremasti bridge. We then continue our way through the village of Napi to reach Mantamados, which is known for the local pottery, traditional yoghurt, cheese and of course the Taxiarchis Monastery (Archangels Michael & Gabriel). After this we drive along the north coast where the Turkish coastline is visible and we reach Skala Sikamineas which has a picturesque little fishing harbour and the church of Virgin Mary Gorgona (Mermaid) on a rock along the sea front. Once you have finished your stroll around, we head for Molivos which is located on the north tip of the island. We visit a nice castle which stands on the highest point of Molivos and we also go to the small harbour where a refreshment and pictures can be taken. After that we return to Petra.