Lassithi Crete the natural environment
Explore the unique natural environment of the Lassithi Prefecture; an area that appears green even in wintertime because of the olive trees. In springtime nature bursts through from the mountain sides to the coast filling the area with red poppies, white daisies and other multi-colored wildflowers. Glancing around one can see a wild olive trees, dictamus, narcissi, chrysanthemum, capers, cyclamens, thyme and wild orchids.
Along the coast at the beginning of autumn, one can spot the "Sea Lily" which is represented in Minoan and Thiraean wall paintings. In the mountains, partridges, blackbirds, badgers, weasels and hares provide company. At great heights one can spot one of the rarest species of eagle. At Almyros Beach, turtles, herons, eels and waterfowl can be observed.
Don't forget your walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses, a good sun screen and off you go.