As you can see, there is a countless amount of villages on Lesvos.
After all, it is Greece's third largest island. 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.