Monthly Archives: December 2013

Flower of the month | December| Crocus cartwrightianus

The spectacular Crocus cartwrightianus is the wild ancestor of the saffron crocus and flowers in November and December. So far it has only been found to grow on the peninsulas¬† of Akrotiri and Gramvousa and at Falasarna. It is said … Continue reading






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First winter snow – 5th December 2013

The first snow of the winter has finally fallen. There were huge local variations. For example the South of Crete got very little rain (and very little snow higher up). The mountains around Apokorona (Spathi, Grias Soros, Agio Pnevma, Mavri) … Continue reading






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