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Lesvos Lesfic - a holiday full of fun and quality books!

Lesvos Lesfic - a holiday full of fun and quality books!

Lesvos Lesfic 2017

The Lesvos Lesfic 2016 event was a great success with much fun, excitement, and new friendships made. Already Ylva has started preparations for 2017. We’ve decided to keep to the same weekend in June, so mark the dates 8th to 13th June in your calendars for a trip to Greece!

If you love books, beaches, and laughter, join us on a relaxed lesfic convention on the beautiful Greek island Lesvos. Ancient culture, great food and wine, book discussions, and lessons on the writing craft - all in one great package!

Author Q&As, readings, signings, and craft workshops. Food, wine, sun, music, and friendship. The Greek Island of Lesvos and Ylva Publishing offer you a warm welcome. Lesvos Lesfic is hosted by Ylva Publishing, the foremost Lesbian publishing house in Europe. Based in Frankfurt, Germany. It, it has topped the marketplace not only in Europe, but also in the USA, Canada, and Australia, too.

Now, we wish to bring together female Lesfic readers, writers, and editors in a fun-filled convention on the beautiful Greek island of Lesvos.

Full details of this holiday can be found on the Lesvos Lesfic website.

From 8th to the 13th of June this year we are offering a package holiday deal, that will include flights, transfers, and accommodation for a week’s stay, or longer, at the wonderful resort of Skala Eressos on the Aegean Sea.

Lesvos Lesfic – a holiday full of fun and quality books!

Whether you are a bibliophile or a beach bum, enjoy a hike or a mojito, love history or just bouncing around behind a speedboat on an inflatable banana, this convention has something for everyone.

So, come and join us!

The following itineraries are available:

(*) Please note that the above flight times and prices are subject to changes and availability. We recommend that you contact our office at your earliest convenience to receive the most current quote. The quoted flights are with Olympic Airlines (operated by Aegean Airlines), and includes 23kg luggage.

5 Day Single Occupancy Package (return flights from ATH - MJT, return transfers & accommodation)
Price is 410 euro (*) per person for the following itinerary:
Departure Athens 08/06/2017 @ 16.25, arriving Mytilini at 17.15.
Departure Mytilini 13/06/2017 @ 06.55, arriving Athens at 07.45.
Return transfers on both days, and accommodation in a hotel for 5 nights

7 Day Single Occupancy Package (return flights from ATH - MJT, return transfers & accommodation)
Price is 470 euro (*) per person for the following itinerary:
Departure Athens 08/06/2017 @ 16.25, arriving Mytilini at 17.15.
Departure Mytilini 15/06/2017 @ 06.55, arriving Athens at 07.45.
Return transfers on both days, and accommodation in a hotel for 7 nights

5 Day Double Occupancy Package (return flights from ATH - MJT, return transfers & accommodation)
Price is 370 euro (*) per person for the following itinerary:
Departure Athens 08/06/2017 @ 16.25, arriving Mytilini at 17.15.
Departure Mytilini 13/06/2017 @ 06.55, arriving Athens at 07.45.
Return transfers on both days, and accommodation in a hotel for 5 nights

7 Day Double Occupancy Package (return flights from ATH - MJT, return transfers & accommodation)
Price is 415 euro (*) per person for the following itinerary:
Departure Athens 08/06/2017 @ 16.25, arriving Mytilini at 17.15.
Departure Mytilini 15/06/2017 @ 06.55, arriving Athens at 07.45.
Return transfers on both days, and accommodation in a hotel for 7 nights

Our staff at Sappho Travel will be happy to assist with your flights to Athens as well, so you can be sure of a good connection to the above itineraries. Alternatively we can also provide you with an accommodation / transfer option only as well, in case you decide to arrange your own flights to Lesvos Island.

Accommodation / Transfers Only Options:
5 days accommodation & transfers = 245 euro for single occupancy
7 days accommodation & transfers = 310 euro for single occupancy
5 days accommodation & transfers = 195 euro for double occupancy (per person)
7 days accommodation & transfers = 235 euro for double occupancy (per person)

Please get in touch with us for any questions you may have, or booking requests. We are more than happy to discuss individual needs and requests.

Get your quote for Lesvos Lesfic via Sappho Travel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lesvos Lesfic - a holiday full of fun and quality books!

Well-Being Holidays in Eressos

ERESSOS TOURISM ASSOCIATIONWELL-BEING HOLIDAYS IN ERESSΟS, LESVOS, GREECE
25/6/2016 – 2/7/2016

Eressos, an enchanting location on the island of Lesvos with a history of centuries, is waiting for you to spend your WELL- BEING HOLIDAYS, organized by the Eressos Tourism Association. Homeland of ancient female lyrical poet Sappho and ancient scientist, philosopher and ecologist Theofrastos, Eressos presents animposing rocky landscape overlooking the deep blue in combination with lush green natural surroundings, unique sunsets and a virgin beach of 3 kilometers.

WELL- BEING HOLIDAYS aim at creating an alternative holiday atmosphere that offers benefits, such as spiritual and physical balance, inner peace, clarity of thought, stress relief, and awareness of our real needs and emotions.

We invite you to a journey of internal and external discovery through a variety of activities: experiential awareness workshops, philosophical walks in nature, laughing yoga, presentations and discussions, getting acquainted with traditional dances, the local cuisine and customs of the region. All the above under the guidance of our experienced instructors- psychologists, philosophers, writers, teachers and alternative therapists- who are more than willing to be at your disposal for 7 days.

WELL- BEING HOLIDAYS have been created for those who believe that tourism is not just an “organized package”, but a journey of emotional and physical energy combined with relaxation and entertainment.

WELL-BEING HOLIDAYS PROGRAM

Saturday 25/6    
Morning - evening:    Arrivals and registration
20.00    Welcome Dinner with music and dancing

Sunday 26/6
9.00 – 10.30    Laughing yoga
11.00 – 13.30    Experiential Workshop: 'My Motivations and Expectations'
18.30 – 20.00    Presentation and Discussion: “Happiness and Stress Management

Monday 27/6
8.00 – 9.00    Philosophical Walk along the paths of Eressos
9.30 – 10.30    Laughing yoga
11.00 – 13.30    Experiential Workshop: “Awareness: Being in contact with my needs”

Tuesday 28/6           
9.00 – 10.30    Laughing yoga
11.00 – 13.30    Experiential Workshop: “Relationship: An authentic encounter”
18.30 – 20.00    Presentation and Discussion: “Being Happy: Seeking Inner Peace in Daily Life”

Wednesday 29/6         
8.00 – 9.00    Philosophical Walk along the paths of Eressos
9.30 – 10.30    Laughing yoga
11.00 – 13.30    Experiential Workshop: “Exploring Trust and Support”

Thursday 30/6
9.00 – 10.30    Laughing yoga
11.00 – 13.30    Experiential Workshop: “Closure: Giving Meaning to my Experience”
18.30 – 20.00    Presentation and Discussion: “The poetry of Sappho and the society of her time”.

Friday 1/7  
10.00 – 13.00    Guided tour to the Petrified Forest and the Museum of Natural History in Sigri.
13.30    Return to Skala Eressos
20.00    Farewell party with music and dancing

Participation fee: 200 Euros/person*. All above events are included.
*Accommodation and the rest of the meals are not included in the participation fee. You may search for accommodation information via Sappho Travel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
We look forward to having you with us!

Organized by: Eressos Tourism Association

Instructors:
Gina Dimakopoulou,  Psychologist: Experiential Workshops
Thalia Logotheti, Psychologist: Experiential Workshops
Eva Delidaki,  Health Journalist, Certified Laughing Yoga Instructor
Aris Gavriilidis, Writer: Discourse: “Happiness and Stress Management”
Yiannis Metaxas, Writer, Editor, Philosophy (BA), Engineer (PhD): Philosophical Walks
Frank Arjiava Petter, Writer: Discourse: “Being Happy: Finding Inner Peace in Daily Life”
Nikos Dais, Philologist: Discourse: “The poetry of Sappho and the society of her time”

About Skala-Eressos.com

Hello and welcome!

Skala-eressos.com is a brand new website dedicated to the wonderful village of Skala Eressos on the island of Lesvos in Greece!

The website - with business directory listings, events calendar, blogs, photo galleries, and latest news - has been initiated in an effort encourage more people to visit the village of Skala Eressos. We hope that the content of this website will provide inspiration to new visitors, as well as beautiful memories for those who have already enjoyed one or more stays here.

The Business Directory contains information about the many local businesses and organisations based in and around Skala Eressos, so if you are looking for goods or services, this is the place to start.

Skala-eressos.com is proud to host a personal blog by the 'muse' Barbara Ford-Hammond, and is also happy to accept single or series of guest posts for its blog. If you have an idea for an article then let us know – we’d love to publish it here!

We'd like to express immense gratitude to two fabulous photographers, namely Tzeli Hadjidimitriou and Vasiliki Konstantelou for sharing their professional views of the village, as well as the rest of the island.

We hope you will enjoy all the available information about Skala Eressos, and look forward to meeting you here in person (again) soon!

All businesses that are promoted and advertised in this website are proud sponsors of the International Eressos Women's Festival, which takes place each September.

Information on the skala-eressos.com website is updated regularly, but we cannot always guarantee its completeness and accuracy. Please feel free to give feedback, ask questions, make suggestions, report technical problems, page errors etc. If you would like to advertise your business - and become sponsor of the International Eressos Women's Festival - we invite you to get in touch to discuss the possibilities.
We look forward to hear from you!

Welcome to Skala Eressos village!

This unique, unspoiled beach village on the island of Lesvos has been welcoming independent travellers and holiday makers for fifty years now, and there is nowhere else quite like it.

A traditional Greek village with a boho-chic vibe and a laidback, friendly atmosphere, Skala offers a chilled-out, grown-up and inexpensive alternative to some of the better-known Greek islands and resorts, and allows you to have just the kind of holiday you want while being exactly who you want to be.

Some are attracted by the well-established women’s and alternative communities here, while others appreciate it is as somewhere safe, beautiful and largely traffic-free to bring their children.

Many come again and again, knowing that they will both see old friends and make new ones. With a range of accommodation and many apartments offering self-catering facilities, there’s something here to suit every budget as well as every lifestyle.

For lovers of sun and sea, the spectacular bay offers a clear, calm sea and a 3km award-winning clean sand beach. Hang out on the town beach within arm’s length of café shade while your children play, or walk a little further if you prefer a clothing-optional policy.

Enjoy the day’s catch in any of the excellent traditional local restaurants (the seafood is plentiful and cheap), or take your pick of cuisine from one of the alternative cafés and bars on the boardwalk seafront (vegetarians are unusually well catered for).

Get your groove on at a club night or beach party, or catch up on new movie releases under the stars at the beautiful open-air cinema. If meditation and yoga are your thing, there’s a centre dedicated to just that. For walkers and birdwatchers, the local area (and indeed the whole island) is a lush, green paradise offering thermal spas, archaeological remains, and some of the most varied bird life in Europe. And if you want to get more active, watersports, excursions and mountain biking are all available too.

In fact, whatever it is you’re looking for on holiday, chances are you can find it here – along with the rare opportunity truly to relax and to be yourself.