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When: September 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Starts from the Aeolian Village Hotel

Discover the Eressos Kampos (valley) Friday 14th Sept 3pm-5pm. Depart from the Aeolian Village Hotel. Your qualified guide will take you through some wonderful and breathtaking scenery. Explore the unspoiled countryside of this beautiful place. Enjoy 2 hours off road cycling on good quality mountain bikes. Sign up at our info-spot, Sappho[...]

Mountain Bike Trips





When: September 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Chi-Spot Skala Eressos

Yoga Classes with Natacha Natacha will be offering yoga classes throughout the festival, every day (except Wednesday & Sundays) 10-12 noon Venue: Chi Spot. By using body movements as moving meditation we will connect to our inner self with the Divine. I am a registered 500h yoga alliance certified teacher,[...]

Yoga Classes with Natacha



When: September 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

Mat Pilates Classes with Freda Weitzer New for this year we are offering ‘Mat Pilates Classes’ facilitated by Freda Weitzer. Explore the fundamentals of Pilates in a mat based class. Exercises will focus on deep abdominal and back strength, but will also include leg and arm exercises. Deep breathing and[...]

Mat Pilates Classes with Freda Weitzer





When: September 18, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

Another first for this year’s festival! We are delighted to present the absolute powerhouse….. Eva Iglesias! Multi-award winning talent (and record breaker at LFest 2016 scooping 3 awards.) This is a must see concert. Get your dancing shoes on. Tuesday 18th September. Open-Air Cinema. Eva Iglesias Biography Eva, was born[...]

Eva Iglesias in Concert


When: September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Budda Bar

Skala Women’s Rock Club Skala Eressos is famous for many things… its beautiful beaches, its beachfront restaurant and its magical summer vibe. But one of its most special traditions for women is taking part in the daily Skala Women’s Rock Group. It is approximately 400m from the nearest beach at Budda[...]

Skala Women’s Rock Club – Sunset Pride Swim




When: September 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Chi-Spot Skala Eressos

‘Give a Massage, Get a Massage’ ‘It is better to give than receive.’ Or is it? This workshop does what it says on the tin. Led by Sun Gian, an experienced masseur and yoga instructor, you will be guided in basic massage techniques. It’s all about giving….then receiving. Drinks and[...]

Give a massage, get a massage


When: September 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

Tatini will be offering the following event on Monday 10th September and again on Sunday 16th September from 6-8PM. Venue: Skala Eressos Town Hall. A participant can ask a question and I will answer with the Tarot Divination. Then another participant can ask another question, etc. Satsang means a gathering[...]

Tarot Divination with Tatini






















When: September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Sign up at Sappho Travel

Day Boat Trip to Hot Springs of Polichnitos Visit the ancient mineral springs for a full day outing Excursion Details During the International Eressos Women’s Festival you will have an opportunity to visit one of the world famous thermal baths of Lesvos. This one is located just outside Polichnitos village. You will[...]

Boat Trip to Polichnitos Hot Baths



When: September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Sign up at Sappho Travel

Kryfi Panagia (Secret Madonna) in Plomari Don’t miss this visit to the hamlet of Melinda & Kryfi Panagia at Plomari In the southern part of the island, at Plomari, visitors are treated to quaint villages, golden sandy beaches, rich vegetation and imperious rocks. In particular a visit by boat to[...]

Boat Trip to Plomari – Kryfi Panagia


When: September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Sign up at Sappho Travel

BBQ Cruise – Day Trip This is a day-time cruise, so expect plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing! BBQ Cruise on the Theodora We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a seven-hour BBQ cruise. Bring your swimsuit for a dip off the boat. Snorkelling, swimming,[...]

BBQ Cruise on the Theodora


When: September 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Sign up at Sappho Travel

Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Theodora We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for a dip off the boat. Snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing, dancing, all welcome.  Book your place at Sappho[...]

Sunset Cruise on the Theodora



When: September 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

Humourology with Lara A King! Well, it just wouldn’t be the same without her……..she’s back and ready to make you laugh! Award-winning comedian Lara A king brings her unique blend of discovery and improvisation back to Eressos for the fourth year running in her wonderfully fun, light and liberating sessions[...]

Humourology with Lara A King


When: September 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

Humourology with Lara A King! Well, it just wouldn’t be the same without her……..she’s back and ready to make you laugh! Award-winning comedian Lara A King brings her unique blend of discovery and improvisation back to Eressos for the fourth year running in her wonderfully fun, light and liberating sessions[...]

Humourology with Lara A King


When: September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

Can you get away with murder?! We are so excited about this new workshop, we know it will appeal to many a budding crime writer out there AND there’s chocolate and wine involved too…what’s not to love! There will be two workshops running for your delight on Tuesday 11th September[...]

How (not) To Kill Your Girlfriend with Dr. Jules Norris!



When: September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

El Dulce Amargo, Canciones de Safo The poetry of Sappho meets Latin American rhythms. A musical tribute to Women, love and beauty Concept, music and performance by Daniela Horovitz. Artistic collaboration by Juan Parodi. Daniela, who composed the original music also sings the poems of ‘Sappho de Lesbos’ accompanied by[...]

The Bitter Sweet, The Songs of Sappho


When: September 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Where: Starts from Sappho Travel

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos. Whether this is your first visit to[...]

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho


When: September 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

Key Change by Open Clasp Theatre Company We are delighted to announce that the award winning play ‘Key Change’ performed by the Open Clasp Theatre Company will be screened on Sunday 16th September at the open-air cinema. Key Change is an all-female prison drama from Newcastle’s Open Clasp Theatre Company.[...]

Key Change – Open Clasp Theatre Company



When: September 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

Clowning for Beginners with Hilary Ramsden This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to enjoy a brand new workshop delivered by a talented facilitator. If you enjoy fun, humour, laughter and creativity, this workshop could be for you! The workshop will introduce you to the very basics of clowning: how to[...]

Red Nose Basics with Hilary Ramsden


When: September 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

Feel the Beat! With Heather Summers Heather Summers has been creating and playing music all her life and loves sharing it with others. Founder of UK’s Women In Tune (WIT Festival) and multi instrumentalist, performer and recording artist, she has spent decades lugging instruments and PA systems around the world.[...]

Feel The Beat! With Heather Summers


When: September 13, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

CALLING ALL BUDDING PERFORMERS! On Thursday 13th September 2018 we will be hosting a cabaret style evening at the open-air cinema. If you would like to perform please contact us directly: contact@sapphowomen.org We would like performers to prepare for a 4-8 minute slot. Let us know what you have in mind[...]

Camp Vamps Cabaret with Huffty & guests



When: September 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

OK, we can’t wait! This is their first time at the festival. On Monday 10th Sept ’18, live at the open-air cinema, Skala Eressos. We PROUDLY present….THE CAMP VAMPS! Formed in the early 90’s and bored with the traditional music scene the Camp Vamps emerged. Glitter and glam was their[...]

The Camp Vamps in Concert!


When: September 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

She’s back! Expect an evening of sensational music from the much loved performer Horse Horse’s powerful voice often described as a finely honed instrument. Her music is both moving and uplifting. She has opened and toured with several international artists including Tina Turner, BB King, Bryan Ferry, Burt Bacarach. One of her[...]

Horse & Krisanthi Pappas in Concert









When: September 19, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

GRANNIES, 2017 documentary film, color, 27′ Making their own mark … Grannies presents four women of Lesvos: Aged but strong in spirit, grounded in the soil and history of the island, recalling life with humour and wisdom. Angeliki throws away the photos of those who have passed away, Myrsini sings[...]

Movie Screenings with Tzeli Hadjidimitriou




When: September 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

  After some fantastic feedback from last year’s workshop we are delighted to announce the return of Kelly’s ‘life-coaching’ workshop. This will run on Monday 17 th Sept 2018 @ 11am. FREE to wristband holders. Life Coaching Workshop Do you feel stuck in a rut? Want to make changes in your[...]

Life Coaching with Kelly Canterford



When: September 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: To be confirmed

The Oddysea Workshop Sue Frumin will run two workshops exploring women’s journeys through the difficult seas of life and how those relate to the journeys described in “The Odyssey” which we are using as a basis for Sea-change Company’s next production at Skala Eressos in 2018. We will use drama[...]

Odyssea Workshop with Sue Frumin








When: September 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am – September 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Sign up at the information desk at Budda Bar Instructor: Tunde Hidvegi You can read about her on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniArttStudio Time and Location: Workshops run daily from 10 to 2 at instructor’s residence in Vasilika, Lesvos. Based on the number of participants, instructor will travel to other[...]

Two-Day Mosaic Art Workshop


When: September 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am – September 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

A two-day workshop with Tunde Hidvegi   In this class, participants will learn how to transfer images onto wood by using gel medium. This is a true mixed media workshop that involves creating collages, working with gel medium, and painting. You can see Tunde’s work at her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UniArttStudio[...]

Photo Gel Transfer Workshop



When: September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Skala Eressos Town Hall

This workshop is a resin/mixed media workshop. Besides learning how to work with resin, the participants will also be taught on how to make photo transfer, how to use acrylic paint, how to create micro mosaics with up-cycled objects, and how to create collage art with different prints/photo images. I[...]

Resin Art Workshop with Tunde Hidvegi


When: September 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Resin is an epoxy substance. It consists of two parts, the resin and the hardener. The two parts are mixed together in a ratio of 1 to 1. After thorough mixing, the clear liquid is poured over art work such as collage, photographs, paintings, and mosaics. Depending on the temperature,[...]

Resin Art Workshop with Tunde Hidvegi


When: September 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Carpark by Budda Bar

A  promenade performance by a company of women. The promendade performance will be along the beach, in the harbour and in the Open Air Cinema. This will be Shakespeare as you have not seen it before! It is being especially adapted to create a multi-media experience with music, dance, theatre[...]

The Tempest in Eressos



When: September 1, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – September 2, 2016 @ 4:00 am
Where: Belle Ville

    Join Katie and her magic team for a night of dancing, drinking, swimming and fun. THURSDAY 8TH: 007 Party with DJ Amy SATURDAY 10TH: Mid-Festival Party with Marianna Bar WEDNESDAY 14TH: Sing-along-Bingo with TW starts at 10pm FRIDAY 16H: Closing Night Party    

Party at Bellville


When: September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Flamingo Beach Bar

The McChicks at Flamingo! Unique Amsterdam-based pop-trio the McChicks have been touring the world as musicians with some of the most renowned artists on the pop, jazz and theatre scene from the Netherlands. They have each enjoyed huge success as solo artists; Rated as the drummer/singer most seen on television,[...]

McChicks Live at Flamingo!


When: September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Cine Sappho Magicnights

The McChicks Return! Unique Amsterdam-based pop-trio the McChicks have been touring the world as musicians with some of the most renowned artists on the pop, jazz and theatre scene from the Netherlands. They have each enjoyed huge success as solo artists; Rated as the drummer/singer most seen on television, Tessa[...]

McChicks Live in Concert!



When: September 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

DOORS OPEN 8pm SHOW STARTS 8.30pm Unique Amsterdam-based pop-trio the McChicks have been touring the world as musicians with some of the most renowned artists on the pop, jazz and theatre scene from the Netherlands. They have each enjoyed huge success as solo artists; Rated as the drummer/singer most seen[...]

Mc Chicks Live!


When: September 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

DOORS OPEN 8pm SHOW STARTS 8.30pm Unique Amsterdam-based pop-trio the McChicks have been touring the world as musicians with some of the most renowned artists on the pop, jazz and theatre scene from the Netherlands. They have each enjoyed huge success as solo artists; Rated as the drummer/singer most seen[...]

Mc Chicks Live!





When: September 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Marianna Bar

GRAND AUCTION IN AID OF ERESOS FOR ANIMALS Eressos for Animals is a local animal charity founded in 2005. It has a dog sanctuary based in Eressos and supports local cat feeding in the winter. The charity relies solely on donations from the public for funding. Our annual Grand Auction[...]

Eressos for Animals Grand Auction Fundraiser


When: September 12, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Meet at Sappho Travel

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos. Whether this is your first visit to[...]

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho



When: August 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Meet at Sappho Travel

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos. A fine art photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer, Tzeli is also an expert on[...]

Cultural Walks in the Footprint of Sappho


When: September 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – September 16, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Where: Margaritari

Margaritari is the best sweets café on the waterfront, is a popular choice for breakfast, with fresh fruit smoothies, handmade Austrian-style cakes and pies, omelets and good strong coffee. To satisfy that afternoon sweet tooth, try the lime cake, chocolate and yogurt pie or ice cream, and come back in[...]

Party at Margaritari


When: September 9, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Where: Parasol

  Perched on stilts above the beach and decorated with South Seas flair and a thatched roof, Parasol is one of the most popular bars in the area. It’s funky reggae music, great vibes and international DJs keep the party going late into the night.    

Party at Parasol





When: September 2, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Where: Flamingo

  The whackiest, craziest lesbian bar in Skala Eressos. There are loads of events and parties all festival.  2 September 10pm Pre-Festival Party 5 September 10pm. Party with DJ Dees 7 September 10pm  Sing Along Karaoke Stay tuned for more updates, games and fun.

Party at Flamingo



When: September 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Meet at Sappho Travel

Breakfast Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta BREAKFAST WALK; Wake up with the sun and greet the day with a hike up to the Profitis Ilias chapel. For those of you who not only want to lie on the beach, but would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings[...]

Breakfast Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta



When: September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Carpark by Buddha Bar

A  promenade performance by a company of women. The promendade performance will be along the beach, in the harbour and in the Open Air Cinema. This will be Shakespeare as you have not seen it before! It is being especially adapted to create a multi-media experience with music, dance, theatre[...]

The Tempest in Eressos



When: September 11, 2016 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

Walter Ego, aka Tracy Nodstar is a Comedy and Cabaret Artiste. Although new on the scene, debut performances this year in London venues have gone down a storm. You might recognise this persona, who eloped with a giant puppet to Greece before returning to Brighton where she is now based and performs.[...]

Walter Ego Comedy and Cabaret Show





When: September 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Giannis and Gabi's Taverna

Wine Women & Words Have you got a tale to tell, a poem to perform, a song to sing? Words of women who inspire and uplift you? That touch your soul or make you laugh? Come along and share an early evening feast of words in the intimate setting of[...]

Wine, Women & Words





When: September 9, 2016 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

Have you got an inner Drag King ready to be unleashed? Have you ever wanted to get on stage and strut your stuff? Do you have a hidden alter ego? Or do you just love performing? Well September is your chance to take to the stage and enter the show. We will[...]

Drag Kings of Eresssos






When: September 4, 2016 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Town Hall

For all self-identified women, including queer, trans, non-binary, and genderqueer. Sunday 4th and Wednesday 7th of September, 3.45 – 6pm, Town Hall A space to explore non-sexual intimacy, affection, and connection whilst at the women’s festival. This will be a facilitated and held space to help everyone feel comfortable and[...]

Cuddle Space


When: September 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema, Skala Eresou 811 05, Greece

Iconic singer is coming to sing in Eressos at the 2016 Festival. Horse is one Scotland’s most iconic singer/songwriters with personal, original music and she is coming to sing in Eressos as part of the 2016 Festival. “I’ve travelled widely through my work but I’ve never been to Greece before[...]

Horse Live Concert





When: September 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – September 4, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Where: Open Air Cinema

Opening Night Party A mega-party to kick off the Festival Rock all Night The opening night party is one of the biggest nights of the Festival. It is a spectacular show of song, dance, performances and acts. After the show the best international DJs will turn the party into a[...]

Opening Night Show and Party




When: September 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Meet at Zorba the Buddha

Nature Experience Workshop Join the nature pedagogues Katharina and Undine from Germany and surprise yourself with your own senses. An Hour of Fun in Nature Surprise yourself with your own senses. In this fun and challenging workshop you will develop your perception and senses by using nature. We will be[...]

Nature Experience Workshop


When: September 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Zorba the Buddha

Nature Experience Workshop Join the nature paedagogues from Germany An Hour of Fun in Nature Surprise yourself with your own senses. In this fun and challenging workshop you will develop your perception and senses by using nature. We will be walking into the hills behind the harbour so bring walking[...]

Nature Experience Workshop



When: September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

Deep in the Heart of Me A musical theatre production by Ali Child and Rosie Wakley About the Show Thirty years on from ‘Shirley Valentine’, Janet meets the woman of her dreams, in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs. With her husband and kids back home, Janet knows[...]

Musical Theatre: Deep in the Heart of Me






When: September 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Meet at Sappho Travel

Dinner Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta Join Helene & Anna-Britta for an evening walk. For those of you who would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups. We walk across Kambos to the village of[...]

Dinner Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta


When: September 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Afternoon Walks Join us for a hike up to the second Profitis Ilias chapel. Join Helene & Anna-Britta for a morning, afternoon or evening walk For those of you who not only want to lie on the beach, but would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and[...]

Dinner Walks



When: September 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

The Sexiest Show of the Festival We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it! Strut Your Stuff Camp, sexy, tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly entertaining, our alternative fashion show is an inventive celebration of sartorial holiday style for women of all ages, shapes and genders. It is[...]

Sappho’s Alternative Fashion Show – Part 2


When: September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Open Air Cinema

The Sexiest Show of the Festival We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it! Strut Your Stuff Camp, sexy, tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly entertaining, our alternative fashion show is an inventive celebration of sartorial holiday style for women of all ages, shapes and genders. It is[...]

Sappho’s Alternative Fashion Show – Part 1