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Symi: a trek to a waterhole in a desert

A week or so ago a friend and I headed back to the deserted settlement of Gria in the limestone crags high above Pedi. As ever, the first part of the walk is through the narrow stone-paved alleys of Horio … Continue reading

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Symi: habitats and wildlife

I’m continuing to trek around the infrequently trodden parts of Symi and continuing to be surprised by the variety of colourful plant life.  It’s not in great swathes like on other islands I have visited in Spring but the number … Continue reading

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Nisyros: wildlife, meet the residents

In comparison with dry ‘hot rocks’ like Symi, the rich volcanic soils of Nisyros support very varied vegetation which in turn supports many species of fauna.  The vegetation is largely crisped up by this time of year and so there … Continue reading

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Tilos: wildlife at your feet

WARNING: this is a long blog, take care if you have a short attention span or if you suspect that your demise is imminent ! I have been a long-time proponent of walking in sandals in Greece.  Probably the same … Continue reading

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