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Keen sailors and windsurfers will notice the wide-open bay with the wind at their back. Mountain bikers will notice the trails in the hills on their way in. But everyone will remember the warm welcome and the long, sandy beach in this lovely corner of Lesvos.
Aeolian Village Beachclub is super-chilled out. You won't feel rushed into doing anything while you're here, even though there's so much on offer.
Take your pick from windsurfing, dinghy sailing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking it's great for water sports here and they are all included.
The consistent off shore winds flatten the water in the bay and also provides enough power (typically force 3-5) for some seriously good windsurfing or sailing later in the day, with beginner and intermediate windsurfing tuition available. If your focus is windsurfing, and you fancy a new challenge, WindFoiling kit is now available at Aeolian Village with tuition available from €75 per person for a two-hour 'First Flights' course. This course must be completed before you're able to use the kit independently (some people may require more than 2 hours of tuition). Use of kit is subject to availability with priority given to those on a windfoiling course.
There's a water sport for everybody and you can take the pace down a notch or two and head out into the sparkling Aegean on a kayak or stand up paddle board. Explore the bay and be sure to check out the village of Skala Eressos, treat yourself to an ice cream or cooling drink from one of the quirky, bohemian cafés that rise from stilts on the beachfront.
Windsurfing: a range of beginner, intermediate (160-130 litres) and shortboards from manufacturers Starboard, Fanatic and RRD. Dino rigs for children (2m-4.5m); start rigs for beginners (2.5m / 3.5m / 4.5m); adult rigs (3.3m - 9m)
Dinghy sailing: Laser Pico; Laser 1; Laser Bahia; Laser 4000; Topper Topaz 16CX, RS Feva
Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding: Gemini single and double sit on top kayaks; Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards (10'8") and XXL stand up paddle board (8 man).
Meltemi winds blow slightly off-shore, great for sailing and windsurfing in the afternoon. The wind typically reaches force 2-5.
We include mountain biking with guided rides, tennis coaching and a weekly timetable of fitness and stretch classes on your holiday to Aeolian Village Beachclub.
The hills around the beachclub are full of trails for mountain bikers of all abilities. Our guided rides offer something for all levels and abilities – with just enough of a challenge if you want it. You can also take a bike out on your own with route cards, or if you want to, rent a Garmin GPS pre-loaded with some of our favourite routes.
Back at the beachclub, our three floodlit tennis courts offer inclusive tennis and coaching that's open to everyone and you can use the courts for free-play when not being used for group tuition. At the end of the week, there's usually a tournament and don't forget to come along to 'booze and balls' for some light-hearted fun and games on the courts.
There is a small gym and a range of fitness classes available every day including aqua fit, Zumba, HIIT, stretch and body conditioning. For a little extra we can also offer one-to-one swim coaching in the pool for all ages and abilities.
Mountain bikes: TREK X Caliber 8 in a range of sizes (13",15”, 17”, 19”, 21”).
If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.
Tennis: a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat
If relaxing is your thing, you'll love the feeling of space and the wellness area with three treatment rooms. There's also a Finnish style sauna, hydro bath and outdoor massage area. The facilities are free to use but are even better when you book sports or relaxation treatments (treatments are at a supplement). Pre-book the one hour spa package before you travel and you'll enjoy savings on the in resort prices.
Our holidays include club board – daily breakfasts, lunches and four evening meals per week. From buffets, to BBQs our chefs work tirelessly to provide a wide range of delicious food.
The beach bar has a relaxed vibe or head to the pool bar and sink into one of the comfy sofas. There's a great selection of drinks and cocktails to choose from. The pool bar also serves bar meals for your non-inclusive evenings or you could pop out to some of the local bars and tavernas in Skala Eressos.
Your inclusive evening meals are on the following days:
*Due to flight times, Birmingham guests arrive at the resort late and will miss the inclusive meal on Saturday night; but will receive a free bbq on Tuesday night instead.
Hotel rooms are close to all of the main beachclub facilities, including the pool, restaurant and beach. With twin, double and interconnecting rooms you'll find something that suits you.
Alternatively hillside room have great views across the resort to the sea beyond. They are a bit of a walk from the pool and beach, but the peace and quiet you'll get is a real bonus. There's a combination of steps and slopes to reach the rooms, so if your mobility is not great or you have young children, you may be better checking out the hotel rooms.
In the hillside rooms there's a choice of twin or double rooms, family rooms, interconnecting rooms and suites. If you're looking for lots of space, some of the family rooms can also connect to a twin rooms and sleep up to seven people.
All rooms are spacious and light with simple furnishings. All have air conditioning, fridge, telephone, TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and beach towels. There's free Wi-Fi in the public areas and in most of the rooms.
Tourist taxes are payable by you when you check out of your beachclub accommodation. Charges vary by destination and are currently between €1.50- €4 per room per night (prices correct as of March 2018 and subject to change). Taxes for children are age dependent . To find out the most up to date tourist taxes for this beachclub please contact us.
There's a small pool and a play area at the beachclub. You'll also be able to make the most of the kids' clubs which are available all summer long. There's a club for all children from two to 17 years and they're full of fun and activities. Make sure your children don't miss out, pre-book before you go to secure a space in the club they want.
For babies and toddlers we've also the Starfish crèche (available for a supplement), cots, baby baths, buggies and a 24-hour baby room. Here you can make up babies' meals, warm formula and sterilise bottles. There's also interconnecting and family rooms, high tea for the under five's and loads more just for families.
Rich in tradition, history and culture, Lesvos is the third largest of the Greek islands. The landscape is one of extremes, from areas of pine-covered hillside to swathes of volcanic stone. Testament to the island’s volcanic past are the large number of hot therapeutic springs and a petrified forest, with fossilised trees dating back some 15 million years.
With claims to their medicinal properties, the springs have been used for thousands of years to help cure aches and pains. Well worth a visit after a busy week of activities!
Hotel and flights
• Direct flights • Coach transfer (2 hr 15 mins) • Beachclub accommodation • Wi-Fi in public areas and in most rooms • Beach towels • Tea and coffee making facilities • Temple Spa toiletries
Food and drink
• Breakfast every day • Lunch every day • Four evening meals weekly • Water, tea and coffee with inclusive meals
Shore based activities
• Tennis with coaching • Mountain biking with guiding • Fitness classes • Yoga and stretch classes • Gym • Volleyball
Water based activities
Departure airports: London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Mytilini (MJT)
Flight duration: approx. 3 hours 55 minutes
Airline: Thomas Cook (MT)
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
Departure dates for summer 2019
First 7 night dept: Sat 4 May / Last 7 night dept: Sat 28 Sept (Manchester: 21 Sept)
First 14 night dept: Sat 4 May / Last 14 night dept: Sat 21 Sept (Manchester: 14 Sept)
London Gatwick (MT) outbound dept: 06:40 / inbound arrival: 15:25
Birmingham (MT) outbound dept: 13:55 / inbound arrival: 22:15
Manchester (MT) outbound dept: 05:00 / inbound arrival: 13:50
In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy on board service. All timings are based on the 24-hour clock system These timings are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees and are therefore given for guidance only are subject to alteration and confirmation. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.