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The Kri-kri, The fauna, The fauna and flora, Crete
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.

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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