If you fancy an eco-friendly holiday in Greece, we’ve a recommendation for you on the island of Lesvos: Pyrgeli House, near the picturesque harbour town of Molyvos. What a privilege it was to stay in such a lovely house. It’s so light and airy and has great views out to sea. The sunsets are amazing! If you want to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries, then this is the place for you.
Pyrgeli is also a foodie’s perfect getaway: as well as fresh eggs daily (from the chickens in the adjoining plot), there’s olive oil and plenty of herbs provided too. Also, all the cooking utensils you’ll ever need are provided in a spotlessly clean (and enviously spacious) modern kitchen. Pyrgeli house is surrounded by a working garden so, depending on the season, you may get very local produce. All the cleaning products, detergents, loo roll, etc are are eco-friendly too.
Karen is a delightful hostess, ensuring that you’ve everything you need from beach towels and eggs – to directions to the best places of interest.
Pyrgeli is perfectly situated just a few minutes’ drive from Molyvos – a spectacular coastal town (and the best place on the island for restaurants and tourist shops).
Lesvos is a popular destination for walkers and bird-watchers and it is easy to see why. We did some great bird-watching whilst on Lesvos: some of the best of it without leaving Pyrgeli’s terraces! All in all we saw, Bee Eaters, Crested Larks, Black-headed Bunting, Red backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, and Wheatears: the latter, nesting at Pyrgeli.