Skala Kalloni – Lesvos

 

Transfer time – 1 hour

Best for – Beach lovers….plain and simple

Skala Kalloni is situated on the south coast of the island where all the best beaches and coves are situated. Another reason Skala Kalloni is so popular with returning customers and new ones of course, is in fact Sardines!!! The sardines in the Gulf of Kalloni are justifiably famous and washed down by locally produced ouzo, makes it a perfect place to dine out!

The beach at Skala KKkalloni is definitely one of the best features of this beautiful resort, gorgeous soft sand, gently shelving into crystal, blue waters, perfect and safe for little ones, great for swimming and some amazing rockery for snorkelling. There are numerous sun loungers and parasols for hire and the beach remains uncrowded, even during high season. There are a few smaller coves within a short walk of the main beach for those wanting to totally chill out. There are numerous water sports on the main beach too, ranging from jet skis, water skiing, para gliding and the usual pedallos, canoes, and snorkelling, ringos and banana rides to name but a few. There are beach cafés and tavernas easily accessed to so you can enjoy a drink or lunch and watch the world go by.

The night-life in Skala Kalloni is really split into two main areas, but both offering more traditional evenings rather than bouncing night-life. Skala is the main square where you will find a good selection of bars, cafés and cocktail bars offering very family friendly entertainment, or Kalloni which is more inland, and there is a larger choice and a more international feel to the evenings. There are many shops, boutiques, souvenir stalls and places to wine and dine simply by exploring the winding, cobbled streets and the locals will always bend over backwards for you too.

There are many sights and sounds to Lesvos and Skala Kalloni is perfectly situated to get out and about during your stay. The landscape is truly beautiful, many amazing mountain bike rides and fabulous walks from the village itself, or take a trip to The Petrified Forest, a stunning location, where volcanic ash totally covered an entire forest, been recently excavated and you can see where the ash both preserved then and kill them all at the same time, its fairly eerie. Mytilene is the islands capital and has a multitude of historical sights worth a visit, take a look at the various museum and archaeological ruins, the castle and the Roman theatre is wonderful. Another great sight would be the Limonos Monastery, a huge fortress containing more then 40 small churches and only 7 kilometres from Skala Kalloni.

Skala Kalloni is a beautiful destination and has a little bit of something for everyone.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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