This plant list was made by Graham Kendall who writes:
The list is from a walk made in May 2012 and records my only visit so far. It was the first day of a holiday and was more a walk than a botanical excursion. As a consequence the list is not extensive and plant identification not conducted with the strictest botanical scrutiny. While I am confident of many of the names there are others – see note at bottom of list – which I am less sure about. If anyone wishes to contact me with corrections or additions I would be delighted. My email address is [email protected]
Melissa melissophyllum
Polygala ?nicaeensis
Cistus creticus
Hypericum olympicum
Sideritis curvidens
Silene ?italica
Campanula spatulata
Leptoplax emarginata
Vicia ?pinetorum
Lathyrus laxiflorus
Lamium garganicum
Alkanna ?graeca
Helleborus cyclophyllus
Helianthemum ?nummularium
Ornithogalum montanum
Centaurea triumfetti or possibly C. pilcheri?
Euphorbia myrsinites

Note:
I have listed these plants as I recorded them, you may encounter them differently
? = before first name indicates uncertainty of genus
? = before second name indicates uncertainty of species

 

some more flower
Among rocky outcrops of limestone:
Aristolochia elongata
Paeonia mascula subsp. hellenica
Aremonia agrimonoides
Anemone pavonina
Erysimum ?pusillum
Doronicum orientale
Cerastium candidissimum
Alkanna ?graeca
Picnic spot at Drimona
Trifolium fragiferum
Zig-zag path down:
Potentilla recta
Carduus macrocephalus
Juniperus oxycedrus (2 white stripes on upper side needle)
Verbascum ?undulatum
Anthemis sp.
Digitalis sp. – not in flower
Thymus ?longicaulis
Sanguisorba minor
Across road down to waterfall:
Cephalanthera damasonium

 

Dolphins and Seals

Dolphins and Seals

From the coast of Evoikos Golf, at Rovies, Limni, Lihadonisia, but also from the coast of North Aegean, Pefki, Artemisio, if you are lucky you will be able to see dolphins and seals.

The MOM (Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk seal) gives out specific directions as, for instance, if you are on a boat not to try to approach but move on a parallel course. If you are on the coast don’t start shouting.

Just enjoy the wonderful sighting.

 

Birds observed in Rovies (olive grove)

Birds observed in Rovies (olive grove)

Buteo buteo
Falco peregrinus
LArus cachinnans
Streptopelia decaocto
Strix aluco
Upupa epops
Hirundo rustica and daurica
Luscinia megarhynchos
Turdus merula
Cettia cetti
Hippolais pallida and olivetorum
Certhia brachydactyla
Fringilla coelebs
Falco tinnunculus
Corvus cornix

Birds seen at Salt Marsh at Kanatadika

Birds seen at Salt Marsh at Kanatadika

Egretta garzetta
Area cinerea
Anas querquedula
Circus aeruginosus
Falcon vespertinus
Himantopus himantopus
Charadrius dubius
Tringa nebularia
Tringa totanus
Larus ridibundus
Chlidonias hybridus
Galerida cristata
Riparia riparia
Motavilla flava

BIrds found on Mountain Telethrio and Kandili

BIrds found on Mountain Telethrio and Kandili

Hieraaetus pennatus
Penis apivorus
Accipiter nisus
Falco peregrinus
Falco eleonorae
Dendrocopos major
Lullula arborea
Troglodytes troglodytes
Erithacus rubecula
Oenanthe oenanthe
Monticola saxatilis and solitarius
Turdus viscivorus
Sylvia atricapilla
Parus lugubris and caeruleus
Emberiza cia and melanocephala

The area is magical

We have travelled all around Greece and Eleonas Hotel is definitely one of a kind. It’s an elegant, delicate and comfortable guesthouse, surrounded by beautiful nature. The area is magical as well with green mountains falling into clear blue waters. Marina is a great host - very informative, interesting and a sensitive person, as well as a good cook! Make sure you stay for at least a few days to really enjoy the serenity of this place. Polina ,Sep.2019