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Flora & Fauna of Crete

Crete’s geographical position, climate, and variety of altitude and terrain, have blessed this island with a wonderful diversity of flowers and plants.

The Mediterranean Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is a coniferous evergreen tree probably originating from Syria or Persia. It grows over a wide natural range in
Kritamos (Rock Samphire) is linked to Ancient Greece in many ways, in the myths surrounding Prometheus, as well as in Hippocratic medicine. It is also known in Britain and has been
From a very early age, the Greeks began to use fennel in the kitchen, but it also has its roots in mythology. The Ancient Greek people called