: Odyseas Elytis
The unique hot spring of the gulf of Gera, 10 minutes distance by car from our resort dates back to the beginning of the last century. Renovations have respected the original architecture of the baths. The seperate baths for men and women are the largest on the island. The water is comfortably warm and you could easily spend a day paddling around or lounging on the ledges that line the pool. The big marble swimming pool looks thousand years old.
The nearest beaches also ten minutes by car situated out of the gulf are Haramida beach and Agios Ermogenis beach. You can find a lot of tavernas around the area.
Lesvos is blessed with Award-winning beaches, traditional villages, more varieties of birds and wildflowers than anywhere in Europe, pine forests, medieval castles, scenic harbors with cafes and inexpensive seafood restaurants abundant fish, museums including two of the finest art museums in Greece, and some of warmest, friendliest people in all Greece.
Lesvos (or Lesbos) has been a favorite location for artists, writers, philosophers, romantics. It is the native land of Sappho, Alcaeus, Theofrastos student of Aristoteles, Ermarhos student of Epicurus, down to Teriade the famous modern art critic and publisher who donnated a Modern art museum to Lesbos, the Nobel prize honnored Oddyseas Elytis and many other famous greek writers.
Furthermore, the natural beauties of the island, thankfully, are still unharmmed from human intervention and provide a prevailing atmosphere which sustains that rich intellectual and cultural heritage .
The tiny beaches of Lesbos and its unrivalled sunsets complement the island's most important natural resource, it's olive grooves which cover 40% of the island. Side by side with these features,are the works of man down the centuries: Aeolian column capitals, houses of incomparable architectural beauty and traditional industrial buildings find it easy to co-exist with works of art of invaluable value.
If you can come to Lesvos in the spring you will amply be awarded with one of the most incredible displays of wildflowers and wildbirds you have ever seen. Lesvos is a main stop in the migration routes for European birds coming from Africa and has an amazing variety of local birds.