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The Flower that Only Grows on the Acropolis: Micromeria Acropolitana

Found interspersed among the rocky terrain of the Acropolis of Athens is a small plant with pink flowers, the micromeria acropolitana.

Rare Species of Orchids Give Life to Lesvos Petrified Forest

Due to impassioned conservation efforts at Lesvos Petrified Forest, a breathtaking rare orchid species named Ophrys lesbis has sprouted.

“A Greek Island Nature Diary” is a Watercolor Trip Through Greece

"A Greek Island Nature Diary" is a watercolor trip through some of the country's most outstanding flora and fauna, with each flower and animal depicted lovingly by an artist who fell in head over heels in love with Greece...

First Olive Tree Planted in Stavros Niarchos Park

A 3.5-metre olive tree was placed in the Mesogeios Garden at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Friday, the first of thousands the foundation will plant to create a green oasis inside Athens. Stavros Niarchos Park will be a vivid green lung in Athens; a breath of...

Greek Medicinal and Aromatic Plants on International Market

The president of the Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Greece (EAFFE), Katerina Grigoriadou, declared that the industry intends to expand into the international market. “The market for aromatic plants can bloom outside Greece,” she said. “Such a development...

Swedish Βotanist Records Greek Flora for Past 50 Years

Greece is a second home to him, and for the past fifty years he has been wandering around the country recording its extraordinary flora species. Swedish Professor Arne Strid is a botanist who has published many interesting books on...