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Our Books

On Foot - Circular Walks on Lesvos

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27 brand-new Walks across the Island

1st Edition, published April 2012

While working on the 4th edition of
On Foot in North Lesvos
we decided that we should expand
our and our readers' horizons.

So; since late 2010 we have been working together
to develop this new collection of circular walks
throughout the island we love.

Wherever you go in Lesvos,
you will find totally different landscapes:
lush river valleys, forests, rich agricultural plains,
rugged mountains, moorland, multi-coloured volcanic rocks and sandy beaches.

Also ancient archaeological remains,
hot springs and thermal baths, monasteries,
seasonal waterfalls and small fishing harbours.

And of course almost everywhere you will find Lesvos's
ever-present olive groves, interspersed with citrus orchards, almond trees, oleanders, and the occasional vineyard.

Our guidelines were simple:
to find not-too-strenuous routes visiting
interesting and beautiful places (not difficult in Lesvos!)
a reasonable drive from the main holiday centres,
and preferably starting and finishing at or near
a pleasant taverna for pre- and post-walk refreshment.

This is the result, 27 brand-new walks
spread across the Island,
visiting deservedly well-known
and undeservedly little-known places from
Skala Sikaminias in the north to Panagia Krifti in the south,
 and from Skala Eresou in the west to Palios in the east.

With GPS co-ordinates at all key points,
28 specially commissioned maps by Rutger Jesse,
and produced in the same format and
to the same high standards,
it is a worthy companion to
On Foot in North Lesvos

First Edition published April 2012
27 walks, 160 pages, 98 colour photographs, 28 maps
ISBN 9780953921478

 Price 10.99 GBP or €12.50 EUR

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On Foot in North Lesvos

ISBN 9780953921454

            25 Walks around Molivos, Petra & beyond

4th Edition, published May 2010

 In Spring 2000 the first slim edition of
On Foot in North Lesvos,

then titled 'Mithimna Walks' and produced
by Mike Maunder on a home computer
with an initial print run of 200,
was introduced to Molivos, and sold out in
its first morning.

 Ten successful years later it is the undisputed essential resource  for walkers in the north of Lesvos, endorsed by, among others, the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands.

The latest 4th Edition features

25 walks: favourites from previous editions -
all fully reviewed, revised and re-written,
together with previously unpublished walks
exploring new areas.
Visit traditional villages, olive groves,
orchards, pastures, forests, and cliff tops;
.....also ruined water mills, abandoned Turkish villages, Roman baths, a battlefield, and a mountain-top.

26 specially commissioned maps by Rutger Jesse.
GPS co-ordinates at all key points.
High production standards.

New fully revised and enlarged 4th edition published May 2010
25 walks, 124 pages, 63 colour photographs, 26 maps
ISBN 9780953921454

 Price 7.99 GBP or €10.00 EUR

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Whether you feel like a short stroll or an all-day hike,
the 52 walks in these two books will guide you
step by step along local tracks and paths
through some of the best scenery
and to some of the most interesting places on the island.

 Special Offer:

 Buy both Books for only 17.00 GBP or €20.00 EUR
and save over 10%!

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About us:

We are Mike Maunder and Sigrid van der Zee, the books' authors.

We first arrived in Lesvos like most people, on package holidays from the UK and the Netherlands.
We each decided that this was 'our' island, and returned year after year.

Sigrid settled here permanently in 2000.
She met and married a local fisherman, and now has a young son.
In early 2013 she set up Pandora Lesvos (,, a travel agency
specialising in exclusive excursions and group holidays.

In 2004 Mike found a house in an olive grove,
and since then has spent at least six months of each year here.

In 2009 we decided to combine forces to pass on our love of walking and of Lesvos,
and the results are now available for you to enjoy in these books.

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Several walks from our books are now included in
DiSa Travel's comprehensive programme of guided hikes around Lesvos.
For details and bookings please visit or

NB Changes and updates to walking routes are have been re-organised and simplified.
They are now shown in walk number order on the Update page.

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