of Lesvos lies in the North East Aegean and is characterised by
its rural activities (olive-oil, fishing, husbandry). It is famous
for its gastronomic delicacies (salted fish, cheese, olive-oil).
The island has 90.000 inhabitants. Two salinas are in operation,
but they are no longer considered as traditional as one yearly harvest
is made with machines. The local ALAS project activities include
for instance the creation of a salt-museum and a traditional salina
together with the implementation of ecological management plans.
partner of the project: Development Company of Lesvos Prefectural
partners: Prefecture of Lesvos, University of the Aegean and Hellenic
partners: Municipality of Polichnitos and Agrotouristic Co-operative
of Women of Polichnitos.
Spiros Efstratiou, Lena Vayanni and Hjalmar Dahm, AENAL, Nomarchia-Prokymaia,
GR-81100 MYTILENE, Greece.