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Avlonas - The Gulf of Gera is the smaller of the two gulfs which cut into the island of Lesvos and the closer to the capital Mytilini in the east. The mountainous landscape on the western side of the Gulf is dominated by olive groves, fertile fields and fruit orchards, as well as small, authentic villages. Above all sits the highest mountain of the island, Mount Olympus. The region is barely touched by tourism; however, you can find a few, very pleasant little settlements with hotels beside the gulf.

Perama – although still a very small local village - is the center of the area. In Perama and the surrounding villages you can find old-fashioned, traditional kafeneia and tavernas. In many places you will find only local people and hear only Greek voices, or total peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of birds or crickets.

A holiday in the Gulf of Gera area is certainly more for individual travelers who are looking for something different to just a beach holiday. The area is ideal as a base for excursions, tours and hikes through the beautiful countryside.

The settlement of Avlonas is located at the mouth of Gera’s Bay and consists of a beautiful coastline with sandy beaches, olive groves and two excellent tavernas.


-from 35 € (per room/day for 2 people)

The rooms are located close to the beach of Avlonas. The 2 apartments and one house are surrounded by a beautiful garden, with a lovely view to the sea from the private terrace or balcony. The houses belong to the excellent Taverna Avlonas. All 3 accommodations have air conditioning and a well-equipped kitchen. Daily cleaning and changing of towels and bed linen twice a week. Breakfast can be booked for 5€. Free WiFi at the taverna.