The International Eressos Women’s Festival in Skala Eressos is produced by non-profit company Sappho Women.
A core team of Sappho Women run the logistics of programming and hosting the events.
The International Eressos Women’s Festival is a two-week holiday in a village where every event is put on by women, and for women. The annual festival started in 2000 and the concept was a simple one and it remains a simple one: To bring women from all over the world together in the birthplace of Sappho – a mecca of ‘lesbian culture’ in Europe – in order to celebrate the rich variety of women’s talents, skills and knowledge.
It is an event that notably recognises and celebrates women who love women, and includes elements from the larger LGBTQ+ culture.
This is not a festival where you camp at a venue for a few days, watch some acts and leave. It is Greek island holiday where you will make friends for life and end up coming back every summer.
The Festival was founded in 2000 by local travel agency Sappho Travel and it became a non-profit organization Sappho Women in 2010. And so the idea was born and every year more events were added.
The entire 14 days are traditionally packed with so many things to do. There are loads of parties, live performances & DJs, as well as boat cruises and local walks into nature. There are a large variety of workshops, a women’s art exhibition, a number of sports events, book launches, yoga sessions, fitness training, dancing lessons, beach volleyball and daily swims to The Rock. Or .. you can come, lie in the warm sun, swim in the crystal clear Aegean Sea, pamper yourself with a massage and eat the fresh local produce.
There is something to do for everyone!
Our Team Small team, but great power.
Sappho Women operates out of the office of local travel agency Sappho Travel.
Come and find us in town during the festival, to sign up for excursions and workshops, for wristbands and printed programmes.