Our Return Trip to Lesbos 29 August to 12 September 2009
Arrived to glorious sunshine and about 38 degrees.
It was lovely and warm, no clouds in the sky, it was bliss.
However, at the beginning of the second week there was a nasty cold wind, followed by rain.
The second week only had one good day.
We stayed at the Aegeon Apartotel in Skala Kalloni. The hotel was nice with friendly staff.
However, we found that the brochure description that it was "150 meters to the beach" was a little far fetched. The beginning of the beach was only 150 meters but this was a bare beach, no sunbeds etc. and full of rubbish and dog muck.
The hotel was on a road about 1km from the village centre. We had to walk down this road, and back again, twice a day.
The whole road down to the centre was littered with unimaginable rubbish, it was quite disgusting. There were also strange people camping along there at night. It was not a pleasant walk at all.
There were lots of stray dogs around which followed you back to the hotel.
The view from the hotel was not good, there being a large rubbish dump next to the hotel.
We hired a jeep for 5 days and saw a lot of the island.
Unfortunately nearly all of the roads are strewn with rubbish, plastic bottles by the thousand, paper and cartons. It was a real shame as there are some lovely places to visit.
This island needs cleaning up.
Skala Kalloni was expensive compared to other resorts.
We went back to Anaxos for half a day and also visited Petra. The drinks and food were half the price they were in Skala Kalloni and we did not find it as friendly as Anaxos.
Shopping was very limited and expensive.
We would not go back there.
Recommend Lesbos to others