Lesvos island: The Hottest Walking and Bird-watching Destination!
Set to become the hottest new walking and bird-watching destination in the Mediterranean, Lesvos offers a stunning combination of natural and man-made landscapes to enjoy on foot or by car.

It is a treasure house of very early ancient remains dating from the 7th century BC and boasts one of the finest natural monuments in Europe, the Petrified Forest, created 20 million years ago.
Cloaked with forests of chestnut and oak, the island is a riot of flowers in spring, especially wild orchids.

The island was the birthplace of famous figures from history, the poetess Sappho and the father of botany, Theophrastus, amongst others. It becomes a riot of flowers in the spring and is renowned for its wild orchids (as many as 65 species) and with its own special endemic, Ophrys lesbis.

Cloaked with forests of chestnut and oak, the hills and mountains are riddled with little known ancient trails and cobbled donkey paths, the island is set to become an exciting new walking destination in the Mediterranean.

Greece has been a major tourist destination for many years, but somehow Lesvos found itself in the slow stream of development.
Lesvos is an extremely large island, the third largest in Greece, and considerably under-populated. The infrastructure, especially the road system, was especially poor, and journeys by road took ages.

How that has changed!
Refreshingly free of high-rise hotels and beach-orientated tourism, Lesvos is seizing an opportunity to rediscover itself through ecotourism in its totally unspoilt countryside.
Fascinating sites, often unprotected, allow you to do your own interpretation. The impressive Roman aqueduct that appears on the cover is just one of the surprises you will come across while walking on this beautiful island…

Best months for walking: April, May, June, September, October.