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The International Eressos Women's Festival by Sappho Women

14th Anniversary International Eressos Women’s Festival on the island of Lesvos

From the 6th to 20th of September 2014 the village of Skala Eressos on Lesvos Island in Greece will host the 14th anniversary of the International Eressos Women’s Festival.

Sappho Women invites you to come to Sappho’s birthplace and join us in our two week anniversary celebrations. We will build on the success and experience of previous festivals to offer a varied and balanced program reflecting the diverse interests of all women.

International Women's Festival by Sappho Travel - Skala Eressos Lesvos Greece

This community driven festival, in the birthplace of poet Sappho, has been envisioned, created and funded since the year 2000 by our local travel agency, Sappho Travel, and we are still today an ongoing contributor to the promotion and development of activities by and for women, through presentation, practice and promotion of local and international exponents of education, literature, music, dance, film and art.

The annual two week festival provides the opportunity for local and international musicians, artists, performers, entertainers, scholars and therapists to share in the practice, performance and appreciation of women’s talents in all its forms with enthusiasts of all ages.

The activities of the festival celebrate the diversity, literacy, philosophy and social justice from female participants and visitors from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. It empowers women, their status, organizations and position in society in general through education, cultural expression and by means of their creativity.

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In 14 years time, the festival has become of considerable importance to the economy of Skala Eressos, in that by organizing it, the tourist season in the village is extended for an extra month every year. This directly benefits all local businesses which rely on tourism as a source of income.

This festival is a celebration of YOU, and however you enjoy spending your time there will be something here for you. Events will include concerts, DJ sets, women only trips and boat cruises, theatrical performances, Greek dinner and dance events, open mike sessions, sports and competitions, art workshops and exhibitions, meditation and spirituality demonstrations and workshops as well as pampering and healing, alternative and traditional therapies.

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Plenty of time is reserved for your typical holiday activities as well, such as sunbathing on the 3km unspoilt beach, swimming in the warm and turquoise Aegean Sea, exploring the beautiful countryside and discovering a wealth of fresh food in the many restaurants.

You can find booking and other information, including pictures and details of previous festivals, as well as this year’s program at

We are still looking for artists, performers and participants, including volunteers so if you are interested in playing a part in this year’s anniversary festival please email us at with your ideas or offerings. We look forward to hearing from you, and to seeing you in September.

Come and celebrate this anniversary with us and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable holiday!

Festival organizers

Wendy Jansen & Ioanna Savva
Sappho Women - International Eressos Women’s Festival

About Sappho Travel:
Sappho Travel offers travel services (flight/ferry tickets, accommodation, car hire, excursions) to all locations in Greece including the beautiful Island of Lesvos.

With our base in Skala Eressos, we are specialists in arranging holidays for women.

Company Contact Information
Sappho Travel
Wendy Jansen
Skala Eressos
Phone : +30 22530 52140

Download PDF of this Press Release here: Press Release March 9,2010

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