Skala Sykaminia on Lesvos island - Lesbos, Greece


Village / City Skala Sykaminia 
Category Village
Coast / inland Coast
Region North of Lesvos
Molivos
Beaches Pebble stone beach
Highlights Harbour, tavernas
Local bus service Yes
Map available No

 

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Local information

Skala Skamnia belongs to the municipality of Mithimna, it is a small fishing village at the top north part of Lesvos, it is the birthplace of the novelist Stratis Myrivilis (1890 – 1969) who wrote the novel Panagia Gorgona, inspired by the small church of Madonna which has been build on a small rock next to the sea. Skala Skamnias is one of the most tourist places on the island with many rooms for rent, excellent taverns near the sea serving fresh sea food and beautiful small beaches for swimming. This village is preserved, traditional settlement with wonderful cobbled roads and fantastic view to the Aegean Sea and the Turkish coast.

 

History

 

Archaeology

 

 

Beaches

Skala Sykaminia has a long coast line with pebble stone beaches; at the far end you will find a sandy beach with some more privacy, some public showers but no public toilets. No lifeguards present.

The town has two blue flag beaches. Molivos, a sandy pebble beach stretching towards Petra, ideal for activities like volleyball, water sports such as cannoning or parasailing and Eftalou beach, famous for its crystal clear waters is approximately situated 4 km from the village. If you like Diving contact Lesvos Scuba, they also offer courses for beginners.



Entertainment

Several restaurants - cafés

 

Local activities, trips

Diving, swimming, tennis, walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, wind-surfing, water skiing and mountain-biking.
Bird watching in spring and autumn and Molivos is about half an hour from the gulf of Kalloni where many interesting birds can be spotted (120 seen by guests!).
Mountain bikes can be hired locally.
Donkey treks can be arranged with local travel agents.
You can snorkel around the rocks off Molivos.
Molivos beach, pebble stone and small sandy beach.
Boat trips along the coast with swimming and barbeque are wonderfully relaxing.
Walk along the gorgeous, winding, cobbled streets lined with traditional artworks, and interesting jewelers, boutiques, pastry shops.
The castle crowns the town, differing fantastic views of the coastline, and over the sea to Turkey
Ride donkeys or horses along the many paths in the vicinity of Molivos.
The landscape around the mountain of Lepetimnos provides ideal walks, mountain climbs.
Visit the springs of Eftalou Lesbos, an entrancing place right on the beach.
Check out the museum and art gallery
Dine at one of the most beautiful harbors in Greece.

Hiking - several routes and guides will take you to breathtaking areas
Safari jeep trips - look at Safari link for more options
Boat trips - several options to near beaches or areas
Car rental - look at car rental link for more options
Restaurants - look at restaurants link for more options
Donkey trekking - day and night trips

 

Mitilini airport 35 km from Skala Sykaminia
Molivos beach
Mitilini harbour 55 km, Molivos harbour 500 metres
Molivos village, shops, ATM

 

Transport Transfer

There are reasonably good bus services across the island, especially between Molivos and Mitilini. In May to September there is a local bus service all day long from Eftalou to Molivos to Petra and then to Anaxos and back. However, there is a less frequent winter service. There is a taxi rank just outside the town and fares are reasonable. A car is really not necessary within Molivos but if you wish to explore the whole island it would certainly be an advantage. There is a large port in Mytilini with daily sailings to Athens (about 9 hours) and Chios, and also frequent sailings to Limnos and Rhodes.
Domestic flights to Athens take about 45 minutes (Aegean and Olympic Airways). Direct charter flights from the UK (Gatwick and Manchester) are from May to Mid October on Thursdays. Otherwise you have to fly via Athens (Easy jet, Olympic and British Airways). There are also direct flights from Holland, Norway and Germany in the summer. ). In season the changeover day for rentals is Thursday.

 

Notes

Shops are open from 10.00 hours to 24.00 hours or later depends on the season.
Tavernas wil open until 01.00 or later depaends on the season

 

Important phone numbers

Police (tourist)

yes

 

Molivos

 +3...

Doctor

yes

 

Molivos

 +3...

Dentist

 yes

 

Molivos

 +3...

Taxi service

yes

 

Molivos

 +3...

 

 

 

 

 



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