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Lesvos (Lesbos) - Skala Eressos - Birthplace of Sappho

For the lesbian, gay or solo woman traveller, Skala Eressos offers something it is almost impossible to find elsewhere in Greece: the opportunity truly to relax and to be yourself.

This unique, unspoiled beach village on the island of Lesvos, birthplace of Sappho, has been welcoming women and alternative travellers for fifty years now, and there is nowhere else quite like it.

A traditional Greek village with a boho chic vibe and a laidback, friendly atmosphere, Skala offers a chilled-out and grown-up alternative to some of the better-known, overpriced party resorts, and allows you to have just the kind of holiday you want while being exactly who you want to be – whether that’s single, happily coupled up, with your kids or a as a group of friends.

With a range of accommodation, a women-only hotel, and many apartments offering self-catering facilities, there’s something here to suit every taste and budget.

For lovers of sun and sea, the spectacular bay offers a clear, calm sea and a 3km award-winning clean sand beach. Hang out on the town beach within arm’s length of shade and a cooling cocktail if you like, or walk a little further on if you prefer a clothing-optional policy.

Enjoy the day’s catch in any of the excellent traditional local restaurants, or take your pick of cuisine from one of the alternative cafe's and bars on the boardwalk seafront. Get your groove on at a club night or beach party, or catch up on new movie releases under the stars at the beautiful open-air cinema, which also hosts a cutting-edge LGBT film festival in September.

If meditation and yoga are your thing, there’s a centre dedicated to just that. For walkers and birdwatchers, the local area (and indeed the whole island) is a lush, green paradise offering thermal spas, archaeological remains, and some of the most varied bird life in Europe. Watersports, boat trips, excursions and mountain biking are all available too.

Several of the bars and businesses here are lesbian-owned and run, and you’ll feel at home at any time of the season – but come during June or September to enjoy the dedicated women’s festivals, which see women artists, musicians, dancers and DJs arrive from all over the world to celebrate the unique setting and atmosphere.

See accommodation in Skala Eressos:

Accommodation in Skala Eressos

See the women's festival in Skala Eressos in September:

Sappho Women - International Eressos Women's Festival

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I sleep alone..."

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Women Only Holidays to Skala Eressos

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Eressos Women's Festival

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