A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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A Walk to Emborios

We started at Evangelistria, a monastery above the harbour and followed an old path through the trees and terraces to Emborios. After some lunch we returned the same way. The parking and sitting area is shaded by one of the biggest turpentine trees I have ever seen.

The path passes through a few small holdings before reaching open countryside. The hillsides are sparsely forested with valonia oaks, turpentine and wild pear trees. Every where there are signs of mans cultivation of the land; terraces.

Sheep seek shelter from the midday sun by a nearby  disused church and a common buzzard soars on the hot rising air currents.

More tomorrow.....


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