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Small and compact it is easy to get around Skala once you get your bearings, but can be confusing for first time visitors. Use the map below to help you get your bearings when you first arrive.
As well as several mini markets selling local produce and well known brands, you will find -
A couple of bakeries with fresh bread and local pastries both sweet and savoury
Greengrocers selling fresh local produce
Gifts shops selling locally home made arts and crafts as well as the normal tourists souveniers
Art Galleries exhibiting the work of local artists
Moped and bike hire
Local travel agent providing car hire, ferry tickets and tours around Lesvos
Water sports on the beach
Beach Bars providing light snacks and refreshments
Frozen yogurt and ice cream parlour
Tavernas serving fresh fish, meat and greek delicacies
Souvlaki shops serving the famous greek souvlaki wraps and grilled meats
Restaurants serving international cuisine with a varied menu including pizzas, pastas, fillets, curries
Women only Swimming Clubs
Women only Walking and Rambling groups
Yoga and meditation groups
Being in the northern Aegean Lesvos experiences a mild mediterranean climate with an exceptional amount of sun hours per day making it one of the sunniest places in the Aegean Sea.
With average temperatures beginning around 24 celsius in May rising to 32 celsius in August Lesvos is perfect for those who cannot cope with the extreme temperatures found in some of the more southerly Islands.
The winter and early spring can be wet whilst the summers are warm with long, dry days with plenty of sunshine. Northern winds tend to be dry and strong whilst the southwest wind is usually dry and warm.