A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Collecting "Horta".

Gathering horta (χόρτα) from ancient Vrikounda (Βρυκούνδα) is a complicated business. It takes an hour and a half to walk there and a lot longer to walk back up the hill to Avlona (Αυλόνα) in Northern Karpathos. Radiki and Kardamo are on the menu today, that's dandelion and garden cress.


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