I've been to various Greek islands over the years and I've been a sailor in the UK for some time, but I've never been on an activity like this before and I loved it!
My partner had been with a friend in September last year and suggested we all go together this year. We did and I wasn't disappointed at all. The activities are many and varied; they have tried hard so that any activity you wish to do does not clash with another, but it's not always successful admitedly. I opted for dinghy sailing as I wanted to get some of the RYA certificates, if only to catch up with my partner. I managed to get levels 2 and 3 in one week, having never been sailing solo previously.
I had a go at water-skiing, but to be honest it wasn't for me. I would have liked to try scuba diving, but couldn't fit it in. Maybe next time.
The staff were ever-smiling, friendly and helpful wherever you were, even walking to or from town. The Miss Lesvos entertainment was hilarious and Miss Bar certainly deserved to win with 'her' expert mime act.
The guys disappeared on mountain bikes one day and I took the opportunity to wander through the nearby village with my camera. We met up at the small but pretty harbour on the far side, quite by accident, and descended on the village square for a frape. The local restaurants were very reasonable and a welcome change form the hotel, although the food there is generous and delicious, it was nice to get out and about. I even managed to have my own 'Greek night' dancing in a local restaurant and a few free ouzos. Try the back street Souvlaki taverna if you want to keep costs down one evening. A special mention to Georgios and all his stagg for the great food in the hotel.
The beach was clean and popular. 'Reservations' for sun loungers had to be made very early in the morning or you wouldn't get a parasol, which really is needed by mid-day, even in June. I've never been much of a beach person before, always usually preferring to be in and out of a pool, but I was converted on this holiday. Even when relaxing with a book on the beach, it is hard not to miss the amount of activity taking place in front of your eyes.
If you only do it once, do it once, but do it! We're hoping to go back in September.
- Also Known As:
- Aeolian Village Hotel Skala Eressou
- Comfort Inn lésbos
- Aeolian Village lésbos
- Neilson Aeolian Village Beachclub Greece/Lesbos - Skala Eresou