47. A loop from Agios Ioannis 2016:04:07

The flowers here are still superb, but the open mountainside is now fenced off with high gates as well!

Take the track from Agios Ioannis towards Kanevos.

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The road from Plakias runs through this gorge

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Heading up through Kanevos towards the coll

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The village laundry

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A few years ago this was rough grazing, now under cultivation

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Another view of the gorge

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We are heading up this track and are then going turn left when we get to the uncultivated land.

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These fences made with reinforcement mesh are almost impossible to cross - look for one that is designed to be opened as a gate

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Wild Cretan cyclamen

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Iris

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Yellow orchid

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Monks cowl

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Bee orchids

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Pitcher plants

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Skirting the top edge of the cultivated land

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A group of local men collecting this for supper, and gave us some for our own supper.

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Another wired gate

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An obstacle!  A padlocked gate. Climbing skills needed to get back onto the road on the other side. I get the impression they don't want visitors here.

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There are still meadows full of orchids

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