LEROS cats are a real institution.

They are an integral part of the island usually there is a swarm at every trash can on the island and they do not move!!

There are cats everywhere in Greece or wherever you go, from the north to the south of Greece. It is found in cities, in the Greek countryside and in villages. They are totally free in all the country. People are used to  seeing cats around them in open-air taverns. They are part of Greek life and the Greek atmosphere. Many Greeks do not give any importance tocats but many also give  them food. They are numerous because they multiply quickly being rarely sterilized.

Many Greeks have cats at home to keep them company too, but in general they prefer to be free. They think that a cat should not live locked up.

History of the cat in Greece.  The Greek cat is the Aegean cat. Traces of Greek cats have been found since the 5th B.C. He was introduced to Greece from Egypt but the Greeks were notdevotees of this feline at  home. They were useful to them in the cities as protectorsof harvested foodands and rat hunters It is a breed whose breeding began 20 years  ago in the Cyclades. The Aegean cat is considered the onlynative Greek breed of  cats.

Its characteristics:

  • medium-sized,
  • it is two-tone or tricolour: its white fur dominates and is matched with red and cream, black or grey, with zebras or not,
  • above the colored head,
  • its coat is half-long, its tail quite long, its legs round
  • the color of hiseyes in almonds  derives from green, almonds
  • Her body is quite, solid, muscular, veryslender, with very thin  athletic silhouette and triangular and flat head.
  • It’s a very intelligent animal that knows human behavior well,
  • he is an excellent hunter, being very active. He loves fish. It is found very close to small fishing ports.
  • he loves being in the company of humans.
  • he is very independent and affectionate.
  • very sweet and very kind,
  • It adapts very easily  to all situations

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