Walking on Lesvos can be magical as it is blessed with stunning views in every direction. It is also blessed with many paths that take you away from the roads into quiet unspoiled beauty.
Many visitors lie on the beach or by the pool. Indeed for many years I too did just that. Then we rented a car and found that there was another Lesvos out there waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Now we have found yet another Lesvos but it does necessitate getting out of the car and walking. If you have never gone walking on Lesvos you have missed something very special.
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
There are a number of books that describe walks on Lesvos. We have personal experience of the books by Mike Maunder and Sigrid van der Zee. These now have GPS data for the “boys with toys” or mobile phones and nice maps for everyone else. Sadly, Lesvos Walks web site has now closed. It is worth trying to find a copy if walking is your passion. Please, send us an email if you have any questions or need any help.
There are other books as a quick search on the internet will show, so please don’t use lack of information as an excuse.
Get off that sunbed, get out of the car and discover another Lesvos, a place of quiet, beauty and inspiration.
Might we suggest some places you might like to try?
- The valley of the Mills (Ligonas) Petra
- Man’ Katsa Waterfall
- Roman Aqueduct near Lambou Mili
Or perhaps you would like to read other experiences of walking on Lesvos
Do you have a favourite walk or story about walking on Lesvos that you would like to share with us?
Please email us with your story so that others can enjoy Lesvos as much as you do.