Hiking the National Park of Vikos-Aoos in Northern Greece
Orchids in Zagori
Greece has a rich flora comprising of almost 6,000 different species due to its terrain which includes a multitude of high mountains and hundreds of kilometres of coastline. Considering the fact that it covers an area of only 132,000 square kilometers, the density and diversity of flora is one of the highest in Europe.
About 15% of these species are endemic and often find refuge in the safety of the gorges and mountains, where the presence of man is reduced or is at a minimal. Pindos mountain range with Vikos Gorge offers home to most of the wild flowers found in Greece. Rare and unique varieties which, combined with the wonderful walking paths, define Greece as the botanical paradise of Europe.
Hereby we present some of the most rare wild orchids we found in Zagori region.