The hot and dry climate favours a diversified flora with olive trees, orange trees, laurel, and vineyards.
Fruit trees, like this pomegranate, can be found scattered across the island.© Patryk Ko?mider / 123RF
Despite its austere nature, Crete is an extremely colourful island.© Anilah / 123RF
There are over 2,000 different plant species on the island.© Irina Bort / 123RF
Of the many species found here, nearly 250 are native to the island.© @ Federico Franzone / 123RF
Hikers can take a break under the shade of the trees to catch their breath and admire the views.© Jaroslav Moravcik / 123RF