the third largest island in Greece, remains one of the most
natural and unspoilt islands in the whole archipelago. From
the very ancient to resent times it is the birthplace of
some great figures in history, music, literature and generally
the arts but until recently it has been less well known
for its green credentials.
However, things have been
changing. The raised awareness of the local people to all
matters relating to nature and conservation of the environment
and the fruitful presence in the island of visiting scientists
and experts in various naturalist pursuits has helped matters
along. The outcome is that the "expert" visitors
have been talking and writing about these matters. This
invariably is encouraging more visitors to the island thus
further raising the wider public awareness.
In this respect we are no
different. We very much value our island; it's unique environment
and heritage. We wish to preserve and conserve it but also
to share it with others, who appreciate NATURE.
Dimitra is one of the 11 founding
members of the recently set up, Non-Profit making organisation
" LESVOS: Destination for
alternative tourism" - (LE.P.E.T). Its main
aim is to present and promote Lesvos as a destination for
ecological and alternative tourism and thus support, maintain
and conserve the environment and traditional lifestyle of
the local people.
Writing at length about all
the possibilities of "Green
Tourism in Lesvos", is a vast undertaking,
beyond our abilities and the scope of this web site. However
we will give brief accounts of the options available in
Vatera and the surrounding area, and then it's all up to
YOU. Imagine the thrill of discovery!