Cloaked with forests of chestnut and oak, the hills and mountains of Lesvos are traversed by little known ancient trails and cobbled donkey paths, many of which form the walks featured in this guidebook. Lesvos is a large island - the third largest in Greece - and refreshingly free of high-rise hotels and beach-orientated tourism. Something of a hidden gem, it 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 authors, Brian and Eileen Anderson, on the pleasures of walking in Lesvos: "Over the years, we have thoroughly enjoyed discovering new walks and exploring new parts of the island...Follow our footsteps into villages still steeped in an old way of life and into a countryside as beautiful as any in the Mediterranean. The car tours, too, show off the very best the island has to offer and will take you to some secret places we have shared with no one else - until now."