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An olive tree, The flora, The fauna and flora, Crete
An olive tree

A wild land, Crete nonetheless provides a rich soil from which numerous cultures draw their savory cuisines.

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The flora Greece
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The flora

The hot and dry climate favours a diversified flora with olive trees, orange trees, laurel, and vineyards.

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The flora

A paradise of fruit, The flora, The fauna and flora, Crete
A paradise of fruit

Fruit trees, like this pomegranate, can be found scattered across the island.

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A land in bloom, The flora, The fauna and flora, Crete
A land in bloom

Despite its austere nature, Crete is an extremely colourful island.

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A land of flowers, The flora, The fauna and flora, Crete
A land of flowers

There are over 2,000 different plant species on the island.

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Native species, The flora, The fauna and flora, Crete
Native species

Of the many species found here, nearly 250 are native to the island.

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Natural freshness, The flora, The fauna and flora, Crete
Natural freshness

Hikers can take a break under the shade of the trees to catch their breath and admire the views.

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