Nikos Apsokardos is involved in livestock farming from a very young age, following the family tradition like his father. His sheep belong to the unique Lesvos breed and produce over 80 tons of sheep milk every year. The grazing area is located in the wider mountainous region of Mandamados, at the spectacular ‘Kavakli’ site, which is well known for its unique flora of aromatic herbs, where sheep feed on the island’s flora in order to produce high-quality milk.
He has completed his studies as a cooling installation technician and settled in Mandamados as a young livestock farmer. Father and son share knowledge, experience and… the same sheep shed, which is home to over 500 animals. They practice organic livestock farming and produce organic milk, while they also breed bovine animals for meat production. Apart from milk, they also sell meat to selected butcheries, and renew their herds every year.
Like all inhabitants of Mandamados, Fotis and Nikos love all their animals, but especially the horses and dogs that accompany them while they work