Coastal or mountain. Evidently many of our favourite beaches, the ones that offer an uninterrupted “virgin nature” view are accessible through narrow, steep, or longer pathways. Also there are sections of the Ocean shore where the consecutive beaches are connected with walkways.
The hiking trails of the mountains of the south offer semi-desert landscapes, sometimes with barely any traces of civilisation.
The ones in the centre and north of the Island have a much wider variety of vegetation, ranging from the thermophil, the laurasilva, up to the pine forests. Depending on the altitude, the landscape is more cultivated and habited, dotted with enchanting old settlements. From autumn till spring there are certain spots where edible mushrooms can be collected. Interesting archaeological venues are also only accessible through hiking.
The island has an extreme high density of endemic species, even ones that cannot be found even on the neighbouring islands.