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18th Erossos International Womens Festival 2018

  • Sappho Erossos Womens International Festival (map)

My second visit to this beautiful Island. I have several live performances whilst there - the main one on Wed 12th September in the main open air Cinema.

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The Festival takes place from 8 – 22 September and it promises to be a fantastic celebration.

Lesbians have been coming to Lesvos for the summer since the 50s, drawn to the birthplace of Sappho, the Greek poet who wrote about her love for women. The festival is a laid-back international event drawing women from all over the world to the beautiful, unspoiled Greek beach village of Skala Eressos. It is the best of a laid-back Greek summer holiday and an international festival rolled into one.

Skala Eressos has been a magnet for gay women since the ‘50s and the festival is a much more chilled-out affair than some of the more recently created lesbian festivals. The busy programme of events includes women-only walks and sunset cruises, art and culture, boat trips to the hot springs, breathing and drumming workshops, beach volleyball, DJs and live music, Greek dance classes and film screenings.