Lesvos (often called Lesbos, but the island authorities say the correct name is Lesvos) has been written by Brian and Eileen Anderson, the authors of several other books in the Landscapes series. A wonderful walking and bird-watching destination in the Mediterranean, Lesvos offers a stunning combination of natural and man-made landscapes to enjoy on foot or by car. It is a treasure house of very early ancient remains dating from the 7th century BC and boasts one of the finest natural monuments in Europe, the Petrified Forest, created 20 million years ago. Cloaked with forests of chestnut and oak, the island is a riot of flowers in spring, especially wild orchids. The island becomes a riot of flowers in the spring and is renowned for its wild orchids (as many as 65 species) and with its own special endemic, Ophrys lesbis.