We drive along the Gulf of Gera, passing blooming gardens and marvelous old olive groves. All the time we enjoy beautiful views of the quiet waters of the gulf. The road leads us up towards Papados and an Olive Press Museum, constructed of local marble and stone. Here we learn all there is worth knowing about the traditional production of olive oil on Lesvos. You also have the chance to taste and purchase some excellent olive oil.
From Papados we continue to the old mountain villages Messagros and Skopelos. In Skopelos we visit the church and enter the underground channels under the church. The lovely plateia is an excellent spot for a coffee break.
After discovering these cultural sights we continue to the secluded bay of Tarti, probably one of the most amazing beaches of the island.
At the beach we enjoy a bathe in the clear water before we sit down for a late lunch in a taverna at the beach, overlooking the bay.
We continue our trip off-road and visit a small chapel and an ancient marble quarry close by. We return with stunning views over the Gulf of Gera.
Costs of this private, guided full-day trip in a 4x4 vehicle is 150 EUR (no food/drinks/entrance fees) for 2 people, any additional person is 40 EUR extra.
Start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.