#visitlesvos

Herbs

Due to its special terrain and climatic conditions, Lesvos presents a very rich flora helping form the characteristics of its landscape: wild herbs, aromatic, therapeutic and rare plants, shrubs and bushes. According to a recent study approximately 1,580 plant species have been recorded on Lesvos, making this island a point of attraction for many botanical researchers, travelers and scientists. Besides the many rare plant species on Lesvian land, there are many aromatic herbs such as oregano, summer savory, thyme, sage, Greek mountain tea, siderite (sideritis scardica), lavender, mint, marjoram, lemon grass, St John’s wort, etc. which are widely known for their beneficial and therapeutic properties.