We start our tour and visit the Temple of Messa, in ancient times the most important temple on the island. We visit the temple area then continue, with stunning views to the surrounding mountains and later down to the deep blue and quiet Gulf of Gera. We finally come to Moria - here we gaze at probably the most impressive monument of the island: the Roman aqueduct!
Next we head in a northerly direction, along the east coast of the island of Lesvos with amazing views of the coastal villages and the sea. We visit one of the best beaches on Lesvos – Bounty Beach – and explore the Minoan Tombs at the coast. In the monastery of Mandamados you can try a pilgrims’ treat: Loukoumades, sweet and very tasty. Finally, we say goodbye to the sea, turn inland and head for Agia Paraskevi, a village in the hills above the Gulf. In the village we find some delightful little tavernas in the plateia.
It looks like those postcard images of old Greeks sitting around with their coffee or ouzo, discussing the history of the world or politics and playing Tavli. We gladly join them and enjoy an appetizing lunch with many delicious Greek tasters.
After the meal we stop at the edge of the village, where an impressive olive oil museum in a former olive oil factory from the 19th century was first opened in 2006.
After the museum we slowly return, this time with spectacular views towards the Gulf of Kalloni.
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.