Spring in Crete is amazingly beautiful, it is all-promissing, inviting and terribly alluring. In Crete it is particularly expressive - the fresh green on the ground has bright and vivid tones as if it would hold the promise of paradise. The beams of sun target the tender green, olive groves, wine yards and the the wild flowers spring up.
The peak time to to see the wildflowers in Crete is from February until May, when the whole greenery of Crete comes into being quickly. As if a true miracle and a master-pece of the mother nature. Here are 4 spring wild flowers in Crete you must see, before they wither away ...
The expressive violet-pink Cretan Orchids burst out of the ground in a spring time and are soon in wonderful colour. The earliest of the orchid species appear already in February, however, best they can be spotted in April.
The spectacular and fine, velvety and soft, wild iris can only be found in Crete.
Small, tiny, almost invisible but invincible are the wild, endemic tulips of Crete, found in area of Spili or mountain areas of East Crete.
Wild Calla Lilly
and off we are ...
And off we are for the quest of Cretan wild flowers, following off-the-beaten path into Cretan wilderness.
Having traveled for over 30 years, since 6 years now, I have found the whole world in one of the most fascinating and unique places on earth – Crete. It is a diverse, rich and inspiring island which even after so many years does not stop surprising me - its rich history and unique traditions, its people, the delicacies of Cretan cuisine, its landspace and its stunning nature. Here I reveal some of its secrets.
I see Crete through turquoise - pink glasses.