A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Under the Cliffs

After a gentle climb to a view point overlooking a ravine into the crater the path picks its way beneath an over-hanging cliff where strange features have been worn by the wind  and the rain into the sandstone. We can feel the heat rising from the ravine below and reflected from the rocks above and in places the path has degraded into scree slopes. Blue rock thrushes echo their song off the cliffs and a large gecko sits basking in the sun. Justine can be seen in the bottom left below and our destination is on the peak to the right. (click on pic to expand)

Southern commas, little coppers and graylings feed on the thyme nearby and after winding our way through the alleys of Emborios we arrive in a tiny square next to the taverna where the local residents are preparing a festival for a name day.


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