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Olympic Air to Mytilini airport (MJT)

Aegean Airlines to Mytilini airport (MJT)

Sky-Express to Mytilini airport (MJT)

NEL Lines Ferries to Mytilini harbour (LES)

Hellenic Seaways Ferries to Mytilini harbour (LES)

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Skala Mystegna ... beautiful white pebbles and crystal blue waters

This idyllic holiday destination is perfect for those seeking peace and seclusion, or 'to get away from it all'. Even in high season the beach remains low key and sparsely populated. There are three tavernas and one cafenion close by, (at least one of these establishments is guaranteed to be open year round).

Mystegna is the ‘partner’ village of Skala, located a couple of kilometres inland, just a few minute’s drive away/twenty minutes by foot. The village oozes sleepy charm. ‘Partner’ or ‘twin’ villages are not infrequent in Lesvos, the reasons for their evolution is a subject for some conjecture.

One theory involves the historic habit of fisherfolk leaving their seaside villages at the end of the summer, and establishing second homes some distance inland, better to protect themselves from the bitter winter weather on the coast. Another theory harks back to the days of piracy (until the late 16th C), when the people reacted to the losses suffered at the hands of marauding gangs, by establishing these second settlements inland, away from harm.

Panayiouda is a fishing harbour less a 15 minute drive south. Here the sea front is lined with restaurants and tavernas, renowned for their quality of fish and traditional dishes.

And only a ten minutes drive from Skala Mystegna is Thermi, one of the unique locations of thermal springs on the island (open mainly for the summer season). The waters are hot, mineral laden and said to have extensive therapeutic qualities, especially for those suffering from bone or muscle problems.

A slightly more sophisticated thermal bath house (or hamam) is located at Therma, located on the Gulf of Gera (approximately 20 minutes by car). Here, not only can you soak away your aches and pains in the thermal pool, but also partake in relaxing therapeutic activities (including mud baths) by a registered masseuse specializing in holistic massage and Reiki, Thai massage and aromatherapy. (open year round)!

Moria is a beautiful little village accessible by car (10 minutes) renowned for the fine example of Roman aqueduct which straddles a valley filled with olive trees. A magical place to visit. And further a field is the mountain town of Mandamados with its famous monastery, distinctive ceramics and excellent yoghurt and cheese.

You're also only twenty minute drive from Mytilene the capital of Lesvos, where is the sea port and Airport is, and a sophisticated city with lots to do, day and night, outstanding sight-seeing, cultural attractions (castles, museums, kafeneon), shopping or night life (hot bars or authentic traditional bouzoukia).

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Places of Interest

Ancient Sites of Mytilini
Museums of Mytilini
Statue of Liberty
Thermal Springs of Mytilini
Tzami Mosque in Mytilini

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