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The Kri-kri

Wild goats, called kri-kri, were worshiped in antiquity for having nursed Zeus.

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The fauna Greece
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The fauna

Crete is a refuge for certain animals such as the 'kri-kri,' wild goats that jump from rock to rock on the high plateaus in the south of the island.

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The fauna

Fauna and flora, The fauna, The fauna and flora, Crete
Fauna and flora

To admire their combined richness is a pleasure for visitors to Crete.

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Underwater fauna, The fauna, The fauna and flora, Crete
Underwater fauna

Diving in Crete allows an exploration of underwater populations.

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The birds of Crete, The fauna, The fauna and flora, Crete
The birds of Crete

Depending on the time of the year, you can catch some species taking a break from their migration south.

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Cretan cuisine, The fauna, The fauna and flora, Crete
Cretan cuisine

Traditional Cretan cuisine is rich in the island's resources.

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Fauna like nowhere else, The fauna, The fauna and flora, Crete
Fauna like nowhere else

Some species are unique to the island, such as this Cretan frog.

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