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Antissa, Sigri and Eressos Beaches

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Below the village of Antissa there are the beaches of Gavathas and Kampos. Gavathas is a beautiful beach with cold waters because of the strong undercurrents. Nearby the beach there is a restaurant and rooms to let.

Kampos is an isolated beach with big pebbles, while in the seaside there is sand. There is also a pond with turtles. In general, the beaches of Ancient Antissa have shallow waters, big pebbles and they’re surrounded from farms and lush valleys. In the area you can find few fish taverns. You can reach the beach by car, following the road that crosses the river.

In the west you will find the beaches of Sigri. Kochilopotamos is one beach close to the village of Sigri, with white sand, shallow waters and many seashells. It’s not easily reachable, as you have to take the dirt road from Sigri to Eressos. Going north of Sigri, you will find Panagia Faneromeni Beach, which is a large and sandy beach. There is an impressive rock that separates the beach in two parts. You can easily reach there by car and you can have drinks in the only beach bar there. It’s the ideal solution for visitors that love the quite places.

Skala Eressos Beach is located few kilometers from the village of Eressos and it’s one of the most famous and impressive beaches of the island. It’s a large,4-kilometers beach, with white-grey sand that satisfies any preferences. A big part of the beach is organized providing you with umbrellas and sunbeds as well as watersports. You can enjoy local food, drink ouzo or have a cocktail to the ethnic bars around. However, if you prefer tranquility you can go to the west part of the beach, which is also nudism friendly. There is also a small lake with turtles and a small area with palm trees. Skala Eressos Beach has been repeatedly awarded the blue flag of the EU.

East of Eressos there is the village of Mesotopos. Tavari Beach is located 4 kilometers south of the village and it’s a picturesque beach with a small port. There are many taverns, coffeehouses and a few rooms to let.

Sights

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Ancient Antissa

This is the birthplace of Terpandros, the founder of ancient Greek music. His fame is directly associated with the mythical Orpheus, whom it’s said Terpandros inherited the divine lyre that Apollo had bestowed on the former.

This is the birthplace of Terpandros, the founder of ancient Greek music. His fame is directly associated with the mythical Orpheus, whom it’s said Terpandros inherited the divine lyre that Apollo had bestowed on the former.

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The Perivoli Monastery

The Perivoli Monastery is situated on the banks of the Voulgaris River, at a detour off the rural Kalloni-Antissa road just before you reach Antissa. It is a women’s convent dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin, and has fallen into disuse in recent years.

The Perivoli Monastery is situated on the banks of the Voulgaris River, at a detour off the rural Kalloni-Antissa road just before you reach Antissa. It is a women’s convent dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin, and has fallen into disuse in recent years.

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Eressos - Sigri - Antissa - Vatoussa

Besides the towns of Eressos and Antissa, whose names come from the cities of ancient Lesbos, the Municipality of Eressos – Antissa also includes five other communities: Mesotopos, Vatoussa, Chydira, Sigri, and Pterounta.

Besides the towns of Eressos and Antissa, whose names come from the cities of ancient Lesbos, the Municipality of Eressos – Antissa also includes five other communities: Mesotopos, Vatoussa, Chydira, Sigri, and Pterounta.