Lesbos, Greece: Holiday review

  • Our Return Trip to Lesbos 29 August to 12 September 2009

    Review by: Val

    Weather

    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.

    Holiday

    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?

    No

  • My last minute holiday in Lesbos

    Review by: Val

    Weather

    Weather was gorgeous, even in June.
    Very hot but pleasant and warm evenings. Typical Greek weather.

    Holiday

    Went for the first time in June 2008. Wanted a quiet 7 days and that is what we got. Stayed in Anaxos at the Paradise Gardens. Very quiet and restful. Good beach and restaurants.
    Very quiet resort, no night life to speak of.
    People were very friendly, typically Greek. That is why we like Greece.
    Exchanging money was difficult in Anaxos, only the main hotel on the beach appeared to do this.

    Going back end of August 09 for 2 weeks but staying in Skala Kalloni. Want to explore the island.

    Recommend Lesbos to others?

    Yes

  • Holiday in Anaxos Gardens, Anaxos, Lesvos

    Review by: Julianne

    Weather

    Beautiful weather - hot but not melting, we enjoyed a week in september 08.
    We loved anaxos so much we are coming back for two weeks in august 09.

    Holiday

    Quiet, restful, non-touristy, authentic, simple, Greek. Delightfully friendly people, the restaurants were good quality offerings at a reasonable price.
    We found half price cocktails on our last night!!
    You want the high life? stay away. You want to be part of Greek culture? don't hesitate.
    We are also going back to Anaxos Gardens - no fault accommodation and lovely owner Maria.

    Recommend Lesbos to others?

    Yes

  • A peaceful paradise

    Review by: Dave

    Weather

    Over the 2 week period we had 11 sunny days with temperatures up to 30 degrees , and 2 overcast days.

    Holiday

    We stayed at the Aegeon Aparthotel in Skala Kalloni on the Greek island of Lesbos.The resort was very authentic with a sandy beach and most of the tavernas congregated near the village square, There were a couple of low key bars. This a place to chill out best suited to couples who appreciate a peaceful holiday in a low key resort. No bus service so car hire is recommended.

    Recommend Lesbos to others?

    Yes

  • My Holiday in Lesbos

    Review by: Anonymous

    Weather

    July 2008. The weather was very hot, clear blue skies and warm evenings.
    Around 40 degrees most days and we did need the air conditioning on at night.

    Holiday

    Our holiday was fabulous -
    Lesbos is a charmingly quaint island - like Greece used to be 20 years ago.
    With only four main resourts, it's not somewhere to go if you are looking to party hard.
    It is a relaxing place with friendly locals.

    Recommend Lesbos to others?

    Yes

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