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Lesvos Island is located in the northeastern Aegean Sea and it is the third biggest in size and population island of Greece. Its natural beauty as well as its cultural heritage makes Lesvos a center of attraction for international tourism. Due to its history, geological uniqueness and economic growth scientists of several fields (geology, archaeology, history, religious history, folklore, literature, architecture, painting, and environment) are attracted.

Legend has it that Μuses favored the island, because the inhabitants buried Orpheu’s head, son of Musa Kalliope, when it drifted ashore. For that reason, it is said, that arts and science flourished in the island. Lesvos Island is the birthplace of famous poets, painters, musicians and philosophers from the ancient times (Arion, Sappho, Alcaeus, Theophrastus) till modern times (Stratis Mirivilis, Ilias Venezis, Odysseus Elytis, Theophilos Hatzimichail).

Million years ago, the eruption of a volcano created the petrified forest of Lesvos, one of the most spectacular natural monuments of geological heritage that is worth visiting. The intensive volcanic activity of the area shaped the geological structure of the island. The eastern side is rich in salt lakes, rivers, fields of reeds, vast olive groves and pine forests while the western side resembles a barren island.

The Gulfs of Gera and Kalloni are important habitat of rare species that contribute to the biodiversity of the island.

Several rare species of birds gather in these areas and are the object of observation for the visitors especially in Spring and Autumn. Among the most interesting “visitors” of the island are pink flamingos.

Lesvo’s with its abundant natural resources, archaeological sites and monuments and its unique view of the Aegean Sea and of the cost of Minor Asia is a place of high importance and rare beauty.


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