Programme


Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 2:00 am
8:00 pm
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[...]
Open Air Cinema
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
8:00 am
Local 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[...]
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
9:30 am
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[...]
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Jeep Safari Spend the day exploring the island of Lesvos Explore the Island The Jeep Safari is meant to introduce you to some of the hidden beauty of Lesvos Island, which is seldom seen by[...]
Meet in the Parking
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
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[...]
Zorba the Buddha
Sep 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
10:00 pm
  Show us what you’ve got. We have the music, you bring the talent.
Flamingo
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
10:30 am
Event information following soon …
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
10:30 am
Event information following soon …
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 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[...]
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
9:30 am
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[...]
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Jeep Safari Spend the day exploring the island of Lesvos Explore the Island The Jeep Safari is meant to introduce you to some of the hidden beauty of Lesvos Island, which is seldom seen by[...]
Meet in the Parking
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
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[...]
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
10:30 am
Event information following soon …
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep 15 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 2:00 am
10:00 pm
  Show us what you’ve got. We have the music, you bring the talent.
Belle Ville Cafe
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
10:30 am
Event information following soon …
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm
Sunset Sundowner Cruise Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena We will sail along the coast of Skala Eressos for a three-hour sunset cruise. Bring your swimsuit for[...]
Sep
3
Sat
Opening Night Show and Party @ Open Air Cinema
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 2:00 am
Opening Night Show and Party @ 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 dance floor. This year you can expect most of our key performers to do an act. We have a Drag King, singers, dancers and some surprises we will announced closer to the time.

Relax by the bar, dance under the stars or sit back and be entertained.

For many years this party was on the beach, but local permit restrictions have make that tricky. For the past few years we have held the party in the magical Open Air Cinema. This year we hope to return to the beach again!

This event is free for wristband holders.

Non-wristband holders pay 10 euro at the door.

Sep
4
Sun
Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

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Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


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Sep
5
Mon
Breakfast Walk
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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Local 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 in and around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups.

The chapel lies high upon the cliff that making that characteristic silhouette at sunset. Once we reach the top, an enchanting view opens up over the Aegean Sea. Here we will have a breakfast. As we walk down again, the sun is already warm and a refreshing dip in the sea awaits us at the bottom of the cliff.

Boat Day Trip to Hot Baths
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Day Boat Trip to Hot Springs of Polichnitos

Visit the ancient mineral springs for a full day outing

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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 leave Eressos on the Santa Helena boat and we will sail East around the coast, passing wonderful islands, views and snorkelling opportunities.

The excursion is by boat cruise and certainly one that you will not want to miss while you are here!

 

Need to Know

This excursion is organised by Sappho Travel so please visit the office to book, or email Wendy ahead of time.

These trips fill up very quickly and priority will be given to Festival Wristband Holders.

Please bring stuff for snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and dancing.

There is an access charge at the Baths that is approx 3 euro.

You need to bring a swimsuit and towels for the baths (there are towels for hire)

Polichnitos Baths

The thermal springs of Lesvos have been well known since ancient times. They are regarded and used as valid therapeutic treatments for all kinds of ailments and are therefore prescribed by doctors. Mineral and thermal baths were evident in Greece around 500 B.C. The early Greek baths were built near natural hot springs or volcanoes. Greek celebrities and the elite would meet at these natural hot springs to exchange philosophical views and treat physical ailments. Plato considered anyone who did not know how to swim as uneducated. Hippocrates (460-375 BC), believed to be the founder of medicine, recommended hydrotherapy for the treatment of disorders such as jaundice and rheumatism.

How hot it is?

Water temperatures range between 67°C and 92°C. Bath temperatures range between 42°C and 44°C.

The baths and pools are housed in a series of low constructions on the right, built under tall eucalyptus trees. These are the old buildings, which have been operating for numerous years, that were renovated to fit modern needs and include both old and new water channels. The water springs free and steaming hot, and as a result of thermophilic animalcules (algae) growing in it, on its way down gives the floor a beautiful red color.

Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

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Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


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Sep
6
Tue
Jeep Safari Day Outing @ Meet in the Parking
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jeep Safari

Spend the day exploring the island of Lesvos

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jeepsafari

Explore the Island

The Jeep Safari is meant to introduce you to some of the hidden beauty of Lesvos Island, which is seldom seen by tourists. Truly unique and worth the exploration, the Jeep Safari offers you the opportunity to experience the changing nature of Lesvos from up close. You will be guided along a combination of soft asphalt and rural ‘dirt’ tracks, some of which can only be reached with our 4×4 Jeeps.

The Jeep Safari Includes

1) A visit to the Monastery of Pithari, which is settled amongst ancient trees in the mountains between Eressos and Andissa

2) A visit to some unique waterfalls, tucked deep away in the mountains between Eressos and Andissa (refreshment + possibility for a swim in the basin of the waterfalls)

3) A visit to the Monastery of Ypsylou, which is set in one of the most beautiful surroundings and offering panoramic views of the area

4) A visit to the Petrified Forest Park with its unique remains of ‘tree trunks’, formed millions of years ago when intense volcanic activity buried the oaks, sequoias and other trees of the region below ash.

5) A visit to Sigri Village with visit to the Petrified Forest Museum (lunch + possibility for a swim in Sigri’s shallow waters)

6) Return to Skala Eressos via the rural coast road.

The maximum amount of attendents is 15, and the minimum is 7 for the Jeep Safari to take place.

The Jeep Safari is offered to you by local travel agent Sappho Travel, and they need to receive your reservations in advance: FULL = FULL, so make sure to reserve early!

Nature Experience Workshop @ Zorba the Buddha
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nature Experience Workshop

Join the nature paedagogues from Germany

Young green olives hang on branches against an olive grove background

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 shoes and a hat.

Our Story

Hosts Undine Knappwost + Katharina Hocke

Time 11am – 12pm

Meet at Zorba the Buddha at 10am

Sign up at the information desk

Sep
7
Wed
Singalong Bingo at Flamingo @ Flamingo
Sep 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Sep
8
Thu
BBQ Boat Trip
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

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Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


Book Now

Sappho’s Alternative Fashion Show
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Sexiest Show of the Festival

We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it!

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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 part fashion show, part talent show. This year we have singers, dancers, drag kings and models. 

The venue is Skala’s beautiful open-air cinema, many of the clothes and accessories are donated from supportive local businesses, and the models and talent.… well, the models could be you!

If you want to join the show, watch out for our notices and sign up at the information desk. Be sure to bring your music, costumes and props with you. Have a look through your suitcases, use a sprinkle of imagination, customise a windbreaker… and get ready to strut your stuff down Sappho’s catwalk!

Details

Ticket price at the door: 8 euro

Access free to wristband holders

Venue opens at 20.00, the fashion show starts at 21.00.

Sep
9
Fri
Party Boat Trip with DJ
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

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Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


Book Now

Dinner Walks
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Afternoon Walks

Join us for a hike up to the second Profitis Ilias chapel.

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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 around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups.

Our goal this time is the other Chapel of Profitis Ilias close to Eressos village.

We will follow the tiny roads and donkey track across the west side of Kambos. At the top of the hill we will have some refreshment while we enjoy the impressive view over the whole valley from the village of Eressos to Skala.

Practical information

Please sign up at the information desk for a walk.

TIME: 15:30 – 18:00

MEET: We depart 15:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, as well as protection from the sun, such as hats and sunscreen. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Sep
11
Sun
Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

20150914-SpaDay-8013-(ZF-3762-09067-1-005)

Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


Book Now

Sep
12
Mon
Boat Day Trip to Hot Baths
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Day Boat Trip to Hot Springs of Polichnitos

Visit the ancient mineral springs for a full day outing

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polinitos

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 leave Eressos on the Santa Helena boat and we will sail East around the coast, passing wonderful islands, views and snorkelling opportunities.

The excursion is by boat cruise and certainly one that you will not want to miss while you are here!

 

Need to Know

This excursion is organised by Sappho Travel so please visit the office to book, or email Wendy ahead of time.

These trips fill up very quickly and priority will be given to Festival Wristband Holders.

Please bring stuff for snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and dancing.

There is an access charge at the Baths that is approx 3 euro.

You need to bring a swimsuit and towels for the baths (there are towels for hire)

Polichnitos Baths

The thermal springs of Lesvos have been well known since ancient times. They are regarded and used as valid therapeutic treatments for all kinds of ailments and are therefore prescribed by doctors. Mineral and thermal baths were evident in Greece around 500 B.C. The early Greek baths were built near natural hot springs or volcanoes. Greek celebrities and the elite would meet at these natural hot springs to exchange philosophical views and treat physical ailments. Plato considered anyone who did not know how to swim as uneducated. Hippocrates (460-375 BC), believed to be the founder of medicine, recommended hydrotherapy for the treatment of disorders such as jaundice and rheumatism.

How hot it is?

Water temperatures range between 67°C and 92°C. Bath temperatures range between 42°C and 44°C.

The baths and pools are housed in a series of low constructions on the right, built under tall eucalyptus trees. These are the old buildings, which have been operating for numerous years, that were renovated to fit modern needs and include both old and new water channels. The water springs free and steaming hot, and as a result of thermophilic animalcules (algae) growing in it, on its way down gives the floor a beautiful red color.

Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

20150914-SpaDay-8013-(ZF-3762-09067-1-005)

Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


Book Now

Sep
13
Tue
Jeep Safari Day Outing @ Meet in the Parking
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jeep Safari

Spend the day exploring the island of Lesvos

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jeepsafari

Explore the Island

The Jeep Safari is meant to introduce you to some of the hidden beauty of Lesvos Island, which is seldom seen by tourists. Truly unique and worth the exploration, the Jeep Safari offers you the opportunity to experience the changing nature of Lesvos from up close. You will be guided along a combination of soft asphalt and rural ‘dirt’ tracks, some of which can only be reached with our 4×4 Jeeps.

The Jeep Safari Includes

1) A visit to the Monastery of Pithari, which is settled amongst ancient trees in the mountains between Eressos and Andissa

2) A visit to some unique waterfalls, tucked deep away in the mountains between Eressos and Andissa (refreshment + possibility for a swim in the basin of the waterfalls)

3) A visit to the Monastery of Ypsylou, which is set in one of the most beautiful surroundings and offering panoramic views of the area

4) A visit to the Petrified Forest Park with its unique remains of ‘tree trunks’, formed millions of years ago when intense volcanic activity buried the oaks, sequoias and other trees of the region below ash.

5) A visit to Sigri Village with visit to the Petrified Forest Museum (lunch + possibility for a swim in Sigri’s shallow waters)

6) Return to Skala Eressos via the rural coast road.

The maximum amount of attendents is 15, and the minimum is 7 for the Jeep Safari to take place.

The Jeep Safari is offered to you by local travel agent Sappho Travel, and they need to receive your reservations in advance: FULL = FULL, so make sure to reserve early!

Sappho’s Alternative Fashion Show
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Sexiest Show of the Festival

We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it!

6966841_orig
fashionshow

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 part fashion show, part talent show. This year we have singers, dancers, drag kings and models. 

The venue is Skala’s beautiful open-air cinema, many of the clothes and accessories are donated from supportive local businesses, and the models and talent.… well, the models could be you!

If you want to join the show, watch out for our notices and sign up at the information desk. Be sure to bring your music, costumes and props with you. Have a look through your suitcases, use a sprinkle of imagination, customise a windbreaker… and get ready to strut your stuff down Sappho’s catwalk!

Details

Ticket price at the door: 8 euro

Access free to wristband holders

Venue opens at 20.00, the fashion show starts at 21.00.

Sep
15
Thu
BBQ Boat Trip
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

20150914-SpaDay-8013-(ZF-3762-09067-1-005)

Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


Book Now

Singalong Bingo at Belle Ville @ Belle Ville Cafe
Sep 15 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 2:00 am
Sep
16
Fri
Party Boat Trip with DJ
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunset Cruise on the Santa Elena
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunset Sundowner Cruise

Sail into the Aegean for an evening cruise

20150914-SpaDay-8013-(ZF-3762-09067-1-005)

Sundowner Cruise on the Santa Helena

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. We return before dark.

Book your place at Sappho Travel in advance. You can also book by sending Wendy an email. These cruises fill up fast, so book your place now.


Book Now