As you can see, there is a countless amount of villages on Lesvos.
After all, it is Greece's third largest island. Here you can read about
eight of the villages. The tourist resorts of Agios Isidoros, Anaxos,
Eftalou, Melinda, Petra, Skala Eressos, Skala Kalloni and Vatera can be
found under the heading of Beaches.
During your stay on Lesvos, you will find that many villages exists
in two editions: one on the coast and one a few kilometres inland.
The reason is that when pirates ravaged as worst in the Mediterranean,
the villages were often built inland where they were more protected. There
was only a small fishing port by the sea. Port is called Skala in Greek,
and that's why many villages on the coast starts with Skala.