|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.
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.
How that has changed!
Best months for walking: April, May, June, September, October.