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At the center of Lesvos there is one of the most
beautiful spots of the island, Skala Kallonis. It is a seaside village
by the Kalloni Gulf and thanks to its broad and sandy beach it has
develop into a busy tourist resort.
In Skala Kallonis, the summer festivals present a special interest:the
festival of sardine in the first weeknet of August.Sardines caught here
are said top be some of the best in Greece and the daily catch is bought
into the quaint , but busy village harbour.At the festival the grilled
sardines are to be offered to the visitors with plenty of ouzo
accompanied with live greek dance shows.
Skala kallonis is 4 klm away from Kalloni and 46 klm from Mytilini's
Kalloni is a market town located 40klm west of Mytilini. In many ways
one could say that Kalloni is the "centre " of the island and is the
main intersection for buses . Many branches of major banks are situated
here too as well as supermarkets and a good selection of shops.
Besides, here there are significant sites , since , within the boundary
of the plain , the ancient Lesbians worshiped many of the ancient gods
in great sanctuaries, parts of which are saved until today.The temple of
Messa was dedicated to Zeus, Dionysos and Ira, constituted a worship and
communication centre for all the Lesbians, and at the beginning of the
2nd century B.C. was the seat of the deferation of all the cities of
Lesvos.Important archaelogical sites are also found in Apofika, Parakila
and Agra, where the ancient retaining wall of about six height is
located , but also in Makara bearing the name of the first settler os
Lesvos during ancient times.
Skala Kallonis, Lesvos island, TK-81107, Greece
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