When you travel in Greece, particularly Lesvos, you should leave plenty of time for sightseeing. You can fill your time with visiting the top attractions in Vatera, which is in Lesvos. The most popular attraction in Vatera is her beach.
Lesvos is actually the third largest island in Greece. She is popular for her salt marshes and sandy beaches. She is also the home of dense olive woods and thickly forested mountains to the east. This place is known as the mecca for birdwatching. The island is also the home for healing hot springs, which flood with the best mineral waters in the Europe. The island not only earns from tourism, the locals are hardworking and they make their livelihood through agriculture. This island produces a major portion of the aniseed-flavoured firewater vended across the world.
This is a 9-kilometer beach, which is also the longest of the Lesvos beaches. The white sand and the blue waters with splendid clarity will surely refresh you. There are plenty of beach bars, which will greet you with soft drinks, foods, sunbeds and umbrellas. You can even take part in watersports. You will also come across many fish taverns and souvenir shops.
Close to Vatera, you will get to see Polichnitos, which is a small village. This village is the home of the Skala Polichnitos beach. With crystal waters and white sand, this beach will also greet you to a great extent. There are amazing hot springs near the beach. You will find coffee houses, taverns, and lodgings in this spot.
How to reach Vatera?
Tourists can reach Vatera in many ways. From our experience, we travelled in our car and we came across a dirt road. It actually destroyed our car to a great extent. But, it starts as an excellent paved road around Agiassos. Even after riding in your car for hours and hours, we did not reach the spot. The reason is that we were not able to drive more than 20 mph due to the poor road condition. Finally, we reached the far end of the Vatera Beach and we forgot all our tiredness just with a glimpse of the beach. If you do not want to rent a car, you can take a taxi or a ferry from the airport.
Once, you reach the Vatera Beach after passing through Polychnitou town, turn to your left. Then, follow the path of the beach. On reaching, you will find that the population declines and most of the region is very quiet. Until the arrival of the next privacy-seeker, you can virtually swim in complete seclusion and relax in the peacefulness. But, in the months of August and during Sundays, you can find some crowds that are either Athenian or local tourists. For its clean water, this beach has won the EEC Blue Ribbon many times. All these make Vatera the cream of Lesvos.