Few places in Greece, the Aegean, or
even Lesvos, have this kind of view, the tiny picturesque fishing harbour to the
left, and then across the straits of Toukmakia to the purple hills of Asia
Just open the door and walk straight out on to the beach at magical
Skala Mystegna. And what a beach it is - the beautiful white pebbles, truly
crystal blue waters of the Aegean, without the crowds.
The Kyparissis Beach houses (two to
choose from) offer a special kind of seclusion - it's as if the beach is your
These stylish new two storey
villa-apartments have a touch of luxury and have been decorated with
The properties are accessed directly from the unspoilt pebble
Their main entrances lead into a spacious open plan living/dinning
area, tastefully decorated in a simplistic Hellenic style with a smooth cool
stone floor. Double balcony doors open onto a terrace, giving direct access onto
The fireplaces take care of any
early/late/out of season chills and air conditioning cools the summer heat.
Television/ music system are provided. Adjoining is the kitchen where all 21st
Century kitchen conveniences (oven, microwave, etc.) are carefully placed so as
not to detract from the overall traditional simplicity of the design. They have
everything you require for self-catering and more, and that wonderful view of
the Aegean just beyond the window sill.
Each house has two stylish designed
bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and their own air conditioning units. One
bedroom has a spacious double bed and the other has twin beds that can be pushed
together if needed. All bedrooms have their own balcony doors from which one can
view that fabulous fabulous view.
Bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are
Skala Mystegna & immediate
This idyllic holiday destination is
perfect for those seeking peace and seclusion, or 'to get away from it all'.
Even in high season the beach remains low key and sparsely populated. There are
three tavernas and one cafenion close by, (at least one of these establishments
is guaranteed to be open year round). We do recommend car hire to our guests, to
give quicker access to other amenities close by: if you would like assistance in
this matter please ask us.
Mystegna is the ‘partner’ village of Skala, located a
couple of kilometres inland, just a few minute’s drive away/twenty minutes by
foot. The village oozes sleepy charm. ‘Partner’ or ‘twin’ villages are not
infrequent in Lesvos, the reasons for their evolution is a subject for some
conjecture. One theory involves the historic habit of fisherfolk leaving their
seaside villages at the end of the summer, and establishing second homes some
distance inland, better to protect themselves from the bitter winter weather on
the coast. Another theory harks back to the days of piracy (until the late
16th C), when the people reacted to the losses suffered at the hands of
marauding gangs, by establishing these second settlements inland, away from
Panayiouda is a fishing harbour less a 15 minute drive south.
Here the sea front is lined with restaurants and tavernas, renowned for their
quality of fish and traditional dishes.
And only a ten minutes drive from the
Kyparissis Beach Houses is Thermi one of the unique locations of thermal
springs on the island (open mainly for the summer season). The waters are hot,
mineral laden and said to have extensive therapeutic qualities, especially for
those suffering from bone or muscle problems. A slightly more sophisticated
thermal bath house (or hamam) is located at Therma, located on the Gulf
of Gera (approximately 20 minutes by car). Here, not only can you soak away your
aches and pains in the thermal pool, but also partake in relaxing therapeutic
activities (including mud baths) by a registered masseuse specializing in
holistic massage and Reiki, Thai massage and aromatherapy. (open year
Moria is a beautiful little village accessible by car (10
minutes) renowned for the fine example of Roman aqueduct which straddles a
valley filled with olive trees. A magical place to visit.
And further a field
is the mountain town of Mandamados with its famous monastery, distinctive
ceramics and excellent yoghurt and cheese.
MytileneYou're also only
twenty minute drive from Mytilene the capital of Lesvos, where is the sea port
and Airport is, and a sophisticated city with lots to do, day and night,
outstanding sight-seeing, cultural attractions (castles, museums, kafeneon),
shopping or night life (hot bars or authentic traditional