My husband and I stayed on Lesvos without a car (we are below 25 and on a budget) and were a bit worried about getting from the resort into the town of Petra. However, we shouldn't have worried--if you don't mind a walk, and bring a sun hat, then walking to town along the shoreline is no hardship. It took us about thirty minutes at a comfortable pace, and we usually enjoyed the sun set as we walked back from dinner.
We loved the pool--always clean and inviting, and not crowded at all. Don't miss a chance to take a midnight swim under the stars! There weren't many visitors in late May-early June this year, so unfortunately the poolside bar wasn't open. However, the staff was very friendly and made us drinks at the main hotel, which we carried down to enjoy poolside. They also took care of any other needs we had--booking a massage or a cab, getting soap for the dishwasher, and giving us advice on Petra and the surrounding area.
Our studio was kept impeccably clean during our stay. Our unit had a kitchen and was stocked with an electric kettle, pots and pans, a panini maker, and all the other supplies we wanted. We bought some food to prepare in the studio and enjoyed it with wine on the balcony--sharing, of course, with the friendly and ever-present cats! We do wish that there had been a few basics in the unit like oil and salt, but we made do--and the restaurants in town are so good that we ate out for most meals!
The views at Clara are really phenomenal--I got up one day to watch the sunrise over the mountains and was not disappointed. Don't miss the breakfast buffet either--the menu changed a bit every day but always had the most delicious yogurt and honey. Overall we had an amazing time and would recommend Clara to anyone visiting the island!
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