Anaxos. The tourist town of Anaxos is located on the north coast of the island of Lesbos, about 58 kilometres from the capital Mytilini and three kilometres from the town of Petra. Anaxos has a fine sandy beach. At the beach there are beach beds and umbrellas. When you order a drink at the owner of the beach beds, the beach beds are free of charge. We spent a lovely day at the beach and ordered delicious freshly squeezed smoothies. It is a small and quiet town, with many tavernas, souvenir shops and bars. From Anaxos it is fun to discover the island by car or scooter. The nearby village of Petra, which is more touristy, can be reached on foot.
In Anaxos is a seafront promenade, where there are many restaurants. Here in Anaxos and in the surroundings you'll often see donkeys being used as transport and sheep being led across the road by shepherds. Traditional buildings you won’t see in Anaxos, it consists mainly of a long street with hotels and small apartments and a few streets leading from the asphalt road to the seafront promenade. On the beach stands atop a rock a cute white windmill. You can go hiking in the area and in the spring it smells of flowers and herbs. The Greeks in Anaxos earn their living with tourism and they are very friendly and hospitable.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee