Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 12, 2011

Wildflowers of the Peloponnese, Greece

One of the most flowery spots in Europe

The first week of April I went on a trip to the Peloponeese  area of Greece including the Mani Peninsula with Bob Gibbon’s Natural History Travel  Natural History and Photography Tours.  Bob’s quote accurately described the area :

“The Peloponnese is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Greece. The spring flowers of this area, in particular on the remote Mani peninsula, are quite outstanding, with wonderful displays and many rarities in spectacular scenery.”

The Peloponnese is the southernmost part of the Greek mainland.  There are many flowery olive groves, wild orchids, endemic plants, medieval towns and historical sites.  April is typically the peak of the short wildflower season.  To see a description of the trip go to: http://www.naturalhistorytravel.co.uk/html/11mani.html

Here are photos from the Peloponeese:   To see larger, better quality photos click:  Larger Photos 

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