Fishing in 'Aristotle's Lagoon'

Mitsos Koularas invites you to join him on his boat as he works in the Gulf of Kalloni. The fishing expeditions start in the remote harbour of Skamnioudi, close to Lisvori and Polichnitos.

The area of Skamnioudi/Lisvori is famous for the delicious crops which the farmers cultivate in this area: chickpeas, anise (the main flavouring for ouzo), cumin, spring onions, and, of course, olives. In the winter time fishermen with a special licence (like Mitsos) exchange their nets for a diving suit to collect mussels, oysters, scallops and other seafood. The philosopher Aristotle spent a part of his life around the Gulf to analyse the way of reproduction of cuttlefish. That is why the Gulf is also called 'Aristotle's Lagoon'.

What do we offer?

Tailor made

It is up to you: join him at night, chasing the fish and laying the nets: early in the morning, collecting the nets and sorting the catch: or during the day, cleaning the nets, collecting seafood, relaxing and swimming. You decide which time and excursion suits you best.

The Boat

Mitsos' fishing boat is 8 meters long. It is a modern ship with cabin, licensed to carry ten guests. There is a sonar fishing computer on board, which checks the depth of the seawater, and helps find the shoals of fish.

The Catch

The fishermen of the Gulf of Kalloni catch several kinds of fish and seafood: octopus, cuttle fish, bream, sardines, sole, seabrass, wild shrimps, scorpion fish, red and grey mullet, picarel, pandora, wild mussels, oysters, scallops, sea urchins....

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Lesvos Greece

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