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Endemic Orchids Tulips Explore Sth Crete

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Endemic Orchids Tulips Explore Sth Crete


Plateau Gious Kambos is located on the western edge of Psiloritis, by the Amari valley, about 31km south of Rethymno. It is a small but very special plateau, which is full of flowers in the spring. The name means the Plain of Eos, which in Greek mythology was the goddess of the Dawn.
The small plateau in the spring is filled with beautiful colors, as thousands of endemic tulips (Tulipa doerfleri) form a reddish carpet. The species has been declared as protected by presidential decree in 1981. Here grow many rare orchids: over five orchid species can coexist in one square meter in this important habitat of Amari valley.



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