A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Nisyros was created after the God Poseidon chased one of the Gigantes (or giants, not the very large butter beans) across the Aegean sea. He pursued the giant Polyvotis and cut off part of Kos and threw it at him and Nisyros was thus born. The rumblings of the volcano is the giant moaning at his demise.

The port of Mandraki is stunningly beautiful and I apologise for the lack of wildlife but apart from a few cats and an Indian Rubber Tree where we had lunch here are a few photos.......

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