- Panoramic view of Evriaki Beach in Lesvos Panoramic view of Evriaki Beach in Lesvos
- Road to Evriaki Beach in Lesvos Road to Evriaki Beach in Lesvos
Evriaki beach has to be one the most visit-worthy locations in the Bay of Gera of Lesvos island. The long, organized beach includes a range of summer cottages (which the locals call ‘katounes’), a small range of rooms-to-let and, with its clean water and pebbled shore, is the perfect place to while away a hot summer day. The geography and weather conditions favor fishing and windsurfing inside the Gera Bay while, having preserved its Blue Flag status since 1996, Evriaki beach is a child-safe beach that is much-favored by families. Ideally suited to visitors traveling with children, it comprises a long shore that will tempt you to hunt for seashells or lie on a beach recliner and lose track of time in the company of a good read.
Nearby, Perama village is a good option if you are on the look-out for night entertainment as it includes a number of traditional Lesvos tavernas and beach bars. Alternatively, if you are keen to explore the traditional charm of the surrounding region, make the trip to Paleokipos village, the village established in the years following the Ottoman occupation. The only location in Orthodox Christianity to boast its own church of Agios (Saint) Ermolaos, Paleokipos is perfect for a visit on July 26th, when it springs to life in celebration of Agios Ermolaos Day.
A village of much greenness, Paleokipos benefits from both the presence of water (the river Psas) and the existence of several panoramas with wonderful views to the verdant surroundings. For a wonderful view of the village, seek out the chapel of Panagia Spiliotisa (The Virgin Mary of the Cave) in the countryside outside the village. Its paved churchyard is a fantastic panorama to Paleokipos.